After two pole positions, ART driver Sergey Sirotkin has finally clinched his first victory of the 2016 GP2 series in the Hungarian GP sprint race.
After a crazy start saw Sirotkin rocket into second place from sixth on the grid, the race was neutralised when Arthur Pic lost control of his Rapax after two corners.
Pic out-braked himself into Turn 2 and spun off, forcing Raffaele Marciello and Pierre Gasly off the track and collecting Matsushita, Ghiotto and Alex Lynn in the process.
After four laps the race was restarted and race leader Jordan King went wide at the second to last corner which allowed Sirotkin to run alongside him on the main straight, the pair running side by side until Turn 4 when Sirotkin was able to overtake on the inside for a lead which he would maintain until the chequered flag, giving him his first win since dominating the 2015 British Grand Prix feature race.
King couldn’t keep up and lost time lap after lap to eventually settle for second in front of Racing Engineering team-mate Norman Nato who was third.
Mitch Evans continued to impress as he overtook Artem Markelov into Turn 1 to finish fourth ahead of the Russian, while Oliver Rowland and Pierre Gasly finished sixth and seventh respectively, Gasly extending his championship lead to 11 points after team mate Antonio Giovinazzi trundled home in 17 th, the Italian having been penalised for a clash with ART’s Nobuharu Matsushita.
Marciello recovered from the incident at the start to collect the final point of the race.
GP2 continues at the German GP in Hockenheim, June 29-31.
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