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Silverstone GP3: Richie Stanaway leads Status GP 1-2 in second race

Local team Status Grand Prix scored a 1-2 finish at its home track in GP3 race two at Silverstone, as Richie Stanaway beat team-mate Nick Yelloly to victory by 2.7s.

Poleman Dino Zamparelli made a poor start, allowing Stanaway to jump into the lead ahead of Carlin's Emil Bernstorff and Yelloly, as Zamparelli fell to fifth behind ART team-mate Marvin Kirchhofer.

Yelloly passed Bernstorff for second at around the outside of Brooklands on lap two.

Further back, yesterday's winner Jimmy Eriksson duelled again with points leader Alex Lynn, but this time over 11th place as both had made abject getaways.

Stanaway was unchallenged at the front, and recorded his first victory in the series since 2011. He was followed home by the distant Yelloly, Bernstorff and Kirchhofer.

Riccardo Agostini came through to finish fifth for Hilmer, after a race-long duel with Dean Stoneman ended when Stoneman lost pace at Copse with a couple of laps remaining and was forced to retire.

Lynn finished sixth, having avoided Eriksson crashing out with Patric Niederhauser and Pal Varhaug.

Lynn also passed Zamparelli with a brave move through the opening high-speed sequence of corners on the last lap to extend his points lead over the crashing Eriksson.

Results - 15 laps

Pos Driver               Team         Time/Gap
 1. Richie Stanaway      Status       27m39.436s
 2. Nick Yelloly         Status       +2.737s
 3. Emil Bernstorff      Carlin       +7.789s
 4. Marvin Kirchhofer    ART          +14.363s
 5. Riccardo Agostini    Hilmer       +16.508s
 6. Alex Lynn            Carlin       +17.503s
 7. Dino Zamparelli      ART          +18.743s
 8. Matheo Tuscher       Jenzer       +19.748s
 9. Luis Sa Silva        Carlin       +21.217s
10. Alfonso Celis        Status       +27.015s
11. Adderly Fong         Jenzer       +27.614s
12. Nelson Mason         Hilmer       +31.685s
13. Robert Visoiu        Arden        +33.491s
14. Santiago Urrutia     Koiranen     +40.139s
15. Jann Mardenborough   Arden        +41.636s
16. Dean Stoneman        Manor        +52.287s
17. Roman de Beer        Trident      +1m13.076s
18. Carmen Jorda         Koiranen     -1 lap

Retirements:

    Pal Varhaug          Jenzer       9 laps
    Patric Niederhauser  Arden       10 laps
    Jimmy Eriksson       Koiranen    10 laps
    Sebastian Balthasar  Hilmer      14 laps
    Ryan Cullen          Manor       14 laps
    Alex Fontana         ART         15 laps
    Patrick Kujala       Manor       15 laps
    Victor Carbone       Trident     15 laps

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