Campos Racing’s Rio Haryanto claimed his first win in the GP2 series on Sunday’s Sprint Race in Bahrain.
Lining up seventh on the grid after finishing second in the Feature Race, Haryanto made a great start and he jumped into third position after the first lap. He then passed Mitch Evans for second place on lap four using DRS.
Julian Leal started on pole for the Sprint Race, however didn’t have the pace to hold a strong lead as it only took Haryanto four laps after passing Evans to take the lead.
Stoffel Vandoorne, who won yesterday’s feature race, continued his stellar weekend by coming through the field from eighth to second position.
After making a poor start, Nathaniel Berthon dropped to eighth and was forced to claw his way back through the field. He made up his positions towards the end of the race where other drivers were struggling for grip on their fading tyres and ended the race in third position for Lazarus.
Alexander Rossi finished the race in fourth for Racing Engineering while early race leader Leal could only manage fifth position after passing Nobuharu Matsushita on the last lap.
Rossi’s team-mate Jordan King was showing good pace again for the Sprint Race, until he got in a tangle with Sergio Canamasas at Turns Four and Five. Canamasas was penalised after the race after the Stewards deemed that he did not leave King enough room. He will drop three grid places next race in Spain.
Evans picked up a puncture while fighting for position with Leal which saw him finish down the order in 17th.
The GP2 Series’ next round takes place during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 8-10.
|2015 GP2 Series Bahrain Sprint Race – Final Classification (23 laps)|
|Driver||Team / Entry||Laps||Result|
|1.||Rio Haryanto||Campos Racing||23||41:35.490|
|2.||Stoffel Vandoorne||ART Grand Prix||23||+ 3.004|
|3.||Nathanaël Berthon||Lazarus||23||+ 5.639|
|4.||Alexander Rossi||Racing Engineering||23||+ 6.258|
|5.||Julián Leal||Carlin||23||+ 13.945|
|6.||Nobuharu Matsushita||ART Grand Prix||23||+ 15.923|
|7.||Robert Vișoiu||Rapax||23||+ 19.794|
|8.||André Negrão||Arden International||23||+ 20.159|
|9.||Jordan King||Racing Engineering||23||+ 21.101|
|10.||Arthur Pic||Campos Racing||23||+ 25.690|
|11.||Richie Stanaway||Status Grand Prix||23||+ 32.040|
|12.||Artem Markelov||RUSSIAN TIME||23||+ 33.200|
|13.||Daniël de Jong||MP Motorsport||23||+ 34.335|
|14.||Sergey Sirotkin||Rapax||23||+ 34.361|
|15.||Alex Lynn||DAMS||23||+ 35.050|
|16.||Norman Nato||Arden International||23||+ 39.501|
|17.||Mitch Evans||RUSSIAN TIME||23||+ 39.536|
|18.||Zoël Amberg||Lazarus||23||+ 41.084|
|19.||Marlon Stöckinger||Status Grand Prix||23||+ 43.390|
|20.||Raffaele Marciello||Trident||23||+ 47.545|
|21.||Marco Sørenson||Carlin||23||+ 49.715|
|22.||Pierre Gasly||DAMS||23||+ 56.504|
|Not Classified||Team / Entry||Laps||Result|
|DNF.||Sergio Canamasas||MP Motorsport||4||Collision|
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