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Hamilton makes it double win

Lewis Hamilton wins the GP2 sprint race in the NurburgringLewis Hamilton became the second man to ever do a GP2 double, by winning the sprint race at Nurburgring.

From eighth on the grid, his task was made slightly easier when Ernesto Viso and Alex Premat stalled on the formation lap.

But Hamilton's drive in the race was stunning, passing long-time leader Hiro Yoshimoto for the lead into Turn 1 with seven laps remaining.

Yoshimoto lost a hard-fought podium when he made a mistake at Turn 4, allowing Nicolas Lapierre (another one of Hamilton's Turn 1 scalps) and Jose Maria Lopez (ditto) to gain places.

Adam Carrol ran as high as third but dropped back during the race to fifth. Michael Ammermuller grabbed the final point to cap a strong race for Arden.

Championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr made an impressive start from 20th to run 12th at the end of the opening lap and drove a charger race to storm up to seventh. But any hopes of a point ended when he stopped on the final lap.


Pos  Driver        Team                      Time
 1.  Hamilton      ART Grand Prix            41:18.772
 2.  Lapierre      Arden International       +   1.034
 3.  Lopez         Super Nova International  +   3.821
 4.  Yoshimoto     BCN Competicion           +  10.682
 5.  Carroll       Racing Engineering        +  11.646
 6.  Ammermueller  Arden International       +  14.193
 7.  Negrao        Piquet Sports             +  19.611
 8.  Piccione      DPR Direxiv               +  21.478
 9.  Fauzy         Super Nova International  +  37.310
10.  Monfardini    DAMS                      +  37.601
11.  Viso          iSport International      +  38.266
12.  Gommendy      iSport International      +  38.899
13.  Di Grassi     Durango                   +  42.126
14.  Valles        Campos Racing             +  46.117
15.  Perera        DAMS                      +  50.908
16.  Bruni         Trident Racing            +  77.955
17.  Premat        ART Grand Prix            +  87.512
18.  Tahinci       FMS International         +  95.744
19.  Piquet Jr.    Piquet Sports             +  1 LAP
20.  Villa         Racing Engineering        +  1 LAP


     Driver        Team                     Laps
     Glock         BCN Competicion           13
     Porteiro      Campos Racing             11
     Filippi       FMS International          6
     Pla           DPR Direxiv                5
     Hernandez     Durango                    0
     Zuber         Trident Racing             0

Fastest lap: Premat, 1:40.983 on lap 22

Championship standings after round 3 (race 6):

Drivers:                Teams:
 1.  Piquet Jr.    27   Arden International       42
 2.  Hamilton      26   ART Grand Prix            39
 3.  Lapierre      25   Piquet Sports             29
 4.  Viso          19   iSport International      19
 =   Bruni         19   Trident Racing            19
 6.  Ammermueller  17   BCN Competicion           14
 7.  Premat        13   Super Nova International  13
 =   Lopez         13   Racing Engineering         8
 9.  Yoshimoto      9   Campos Racing              7
10.  Carroll        8   FMS International          2
11.  Valles         6
12.  Glock          5
13.  Filippi        2
 =   Negrao         2
15.  Porteiro       1
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