Hungary GP2: Gasly leads Prema 1-2 in feature race

Pierre Gasly took his second straight GP2 feature race win at the Hungaroring, with Antonio Giovinazzi making up a Prema Powerteam 1-2.

Hungary GP2: Gasly leads Prema 1-2 in feature race

Gasly had gotten a good getaway from pole to lead the early stages of the race and comfortably rejoined first once all the pitstops have been completed.

While the Red Bull junior had maintained the lead off the line, both Giovinazzi and Norman Nato went past front-row starter Sergey Sirotkin.

Gasly opened up a massive advantage of 1.6s in just one lap, with Prema teammate Giovinazzi soon building a safe gap over Nato as well.

Having started on softs, the top four pitted over the course of two laps, with Gasly and Giovinazzi remaining as provisional leaders and Sirotkin jumping ahead of Nato with an audacious overtake.

Raffaele Marciello, seventh after the start, became the race leader following the stops of the frontrunners, the Italian leading Gustav Malja by over 10 seconds.

The Swede came under pressure from Luca Ghiotto and then Alex Lynn, when an overly ambitious move at Turn 1 saw Ghiotto give up a spot.

The trio was first to pit from those starting on hard compounds and could only rejoin in the lower half of the order.

Marciello, on the other hand, emerged in fourth, not far behind Sirotkin, who was right behind Giovinazzi.

The Russian started to put increasing pressure on Giovinazzi but the duo ended up finishing in an unchanged order with Gasly comfortably cruising to the finish at the front.

Marciello failed to make up ground from fourth, the Trident driver leading Arthur Pic and Nobuharu Matsushita.

Racing Engineering duo Nato and Jordan King completed the top eight, the latter taking the reverse-grid pole for the third time in a row.

The final two point-scoring finishes were secured by Russian Time's Artem Markelov and Campos Racing's Mitch Evans.

Arden's Jimmy Eriksson, who was last to pit, was set to finish eighth, only to retire on the final lap of the race.

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