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Fourth win for Grosjean The ART Grand Prix ace scored another victory after a pit-stop mix-up for Bruno Senna. The battle for 2nd and 3rd place of the championship is now focused on Petrov and Buemi Bruno Senna had been dominant from the ...

Fourth win for Grosjean

The ART Grand Prix ace scored another victory after a pit-stop mix-up for Bruno Senna. The battle for 2nd and 3rd place of the championship is now focused on Petrov and Buemi

Bruno Senna had been dominant from the first lap, when the Brazilian from iSport who started from the front row made a great move on then leader Grosjean after the latter made a mistake in the first hairpin. Senna easily pulled away while the newly crowned champion was overtaken by the two Trust Team Arden cars, Buurman ahead of Buemi who had just made a terrific start. The fight between the three men intensified with the Swiss overtaking his teammate and Grosjean passing the Dutch as well. Meanwhile, Vitaly Petrov who had started 7th on the grid was 5th.

When Buemi pitted, Grosjean tried to catch up with the leader, but the Brazilian had already managed to pull a comfortable gap, enough for him to pit and get back on the track in front of his rivals. Unfortunately, the team had changed only one rear tyre when the sporting regulations requires that at least two tyres be changed on the car during the mandatory pit stop-- Senna pitted again on lap 29 to change the second tyre, and not only lost the race but was excluded from it.

This left Grosjean and Buemi to fight for the win. The Frenchman eventually overtook the Swiss on lap 26. With Yelmer Buurman finishing 3rd, Trust Team Arden placed their two drivers on the podium. Vitaly Petrov finished 4th. With one great move on Bonanomi in the last lap, Yoshimoto took 5th. Jer

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Series GP2
Drivers Bruno Senna , Vitaly Petrov