Silverstone GP3: Richie Stanaway leads Status GP 1-2 in second race
|By Charles Bradley||Sunday, July 6th 2014, 07:55 GMT|
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