Silverstone GP2: Haryanto takes third Sprint win

Campos Racing's Rio Haryanto took his third victory from five GP2 sprint races in 2015, comfortably leading every lap of the Silverstone outing along the way.

Having inherited Sprint pole after two drivers received post-race penalties yesterday, Haryanto got a solid start to lead Ferrari junior Raffaele Marciello into Turn 1.

Front row starter Nick Yelloly, meanwhile, was shuffled down the order, letting DAMS duo of Pierre Gasly and Alex Lynn through at the start and subsequently being passed by Alexander Rossi for fifth.

With Haryanto taking a 1.3s lead over the line on the opening lap, there was an incident at Vale as Sergio Canamasas spun and was hit by Norman Nato.

On lap two, Rossi took Lynn round the outside of Copse for fourth but was visibly outside of the track limits on corner exit, which was immediately brought up by the Briton over the team radio.

And, as Rossi set out after Gasly, he was handed a five-second time penalty for overtaking off-track, prompting an incredulous response from the American.

In the meantime, Haryanto was setting the pace early on in clean air, quickly establishing a three-second lead over Marciello over the opening laps, which he then maintained for most of the race.

With the end of the race approaching, Lynn appeared to be severely struggling for pace as he had to work hard to keep Yelloly at bay lap after lap. Eventually, his defending allowed Saturday winner Sergey Sirotkin to pass Yelloly for sixth out of Vale.

Further down the field, newcomer Oliver Rowland ended GP2 leader Stoffel Vandoorne's points-scoring streak, stealing eighth with a final-minutes overtake into the Loop.

And, as Yelloly moved back up to sixth past Sirotkin on the penultimate lap, Rowland caught up and demoted the Russian as well.

While Haryanto eased to the chequered flag ahead of Marciello and Gasly, Rossi's five-second penalty proved inconsequential, allowing him to keep fourth place .

A late overtake on Lynn allowed Yelloly to claim a personal-best fifth, with Rowland and Sirotkin completing the points.

 Pos   Driver  Team  Time/Gap 
Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 36'27.949 
R.Marciello Trident 1.925
Pierre Gasly DAMS 4.993
Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 12.589
Nick Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport 13.236
Alex Lynn DAMS 15.539
Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 15.845
Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 16.305
S.Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 17.325
10  Jordan King Racing Engineering 17.500
11  Robert Visoiu Rapax 25.119
12  Julián Leal Carlin 25.694
13  Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 32.529
14  Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 33.454
15  André Negrão Arden International 33.699
16  Arthur Pic Campos Racing 34.227
17  Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport 36.112
18  Rene Binder Trident 37.145
19  N.Matsushita ART Grand Prix 43.172
20  Mitchell Evans RUSSIAN TIME 45.224
21  N.Berthon Lazarus 45.653
22  M.Stockinger Status Grand Prix 58.353
23  Norman Nato Arden International 1'03.892
24  Sergio Canamasas Lazarus 1'20.858
25  J.Cecotto Jr. Carlin 1'28.853
26  Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport
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Series FIA F2
Event Silverstone
Sub-event Sunday race
Track Silverstone
Drivers Rio Haryanto
Teams Campos Racing
Article type Race report