Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly continued his form and led home a PREMA 1-2 to win the Hungarian Grand Prix Feature Race and moved up to the top of the GP2 Series standings.
Gasly looked unstoppable all weekend as he started from pole and scampered into the distance, only giving it up briefly when he made his mandatory stop for prime tyres.
Gasly’s team mate Antonio Giovinazzi started third and took second from ART’s Sergey Sirotkin at the start. He was pressured by the Russian but eventually pulled a gap to Sirotkin to finish just 1.3 seconds behind his teammate while Sirotkin had to settle for third.
Raffaele Marciello briefly led the race through the pit stop cycles before making his compulsory stop and emerged in fourth place, which he held to the chequered flag.
Arthur Pic finished fifth ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita and Norman Nato in sixth and seventh respectively. Pic ran as high as third during his opening stint but was unable to hold on to his gains during the latter stages.
Jordan King held on to eighth just a tenth ahead of Russian Time’s Artem Markelov while Mitch Evans finished in tenth place.
With this win, Gasly moves up to the top of the standings with 103 points, seven points ahead of PREMA teammate Giovinazzi in what appears to be the Frenchman’s resurgence after ending his winless drought at Silverstone.
The Sprint Race starts Sunday at 10:25 local time (GMT +2).
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