Click to view our fantastic subscription offers

Instant access to the F1 paddock

You have 5 views remaining

You have read 10 stories this month. After 15, you will need to register or subscribe.

Register with us for free to view 25 stories a month.

Or subscribe to AUTOSPORT+ for unlimited news stories and access to our exclusive subscriber-only content.

Our commitment to quality journalism

We've introduced metered access to AUTOSPORT which will ensure that the majority of our visitors can continue to view the site for free. But we think that is worth a small investment from those who use it most, so that we can continue to send the leading experts in their field to motor racing paddocks all over the world to break the latest news and produce the most compelling interviews and race reports.

Every visitor gets 15 free page views per month. Once you reach the limit you can register to get 25 views or choose one of our value-for-money subscription packages to continue viewing and to get additional access to a range of features including:

  • Unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Get AUTOSPORT magazine in a digital format on your computer or iPad every week
  • Full access to FORIX - the world's best motorsport statistics website

We greatly appreciate your continued support to keep AUTOSPORT at the forefront of motorsport coverage, and we look forward to welcoming you as a new subscriber.


Glenn Freeman
AUTOSPORT.com Editor

autosport.com
Search:
Find out more about our subscriptions
  AUTOSPORT+ LOGIN AUTOSPORT Plus  
Username:
Password:
You are on the classic version of Autosport. Visit www.autosport.com to see our new site.

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.

CLASSIFIED:

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

NOT CLASSIFIED:

     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
Subs
  More news  
    advertisement
  RELATED LINKS
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
  FOLLOW AUTOSPORT ON
FOLLOW AUTOSPORT ON TWITTER
Breaking news feed
Live commentary feed
  RELATED STORIES
Piquet anticipated his tyre failure
Hamilton: I thought I had blown it
Hamilton takes crushing maiden win