Gutierrez extends GP3 lead with win

Esteban Gutierrez added a third win to his 2010 tally and extended his points lead with a dominant performance in today's GP3 Series feature race at Silverstone

Gutierrez extends GP3 lead with win

Other than a fleeting early-race challenge from Manor's Rio Haryanto, Gutierrez had an untroubled run to the flag and beat the Indonesian across the line by 3.6 seconds.

Manor could have had two cars on the podium, but Haryanto's team-mate Adrian Quaife-Hobbs retired mid-way through the race while running third, allowing Jenzer's Nico Muller to take the honours instead.

Manor's third driver James Jakes also had an awful afternoon. After bogging down at the start he fell to the back of the field, and was halfway through his recovery when he clashed with MW Arden's Michael Christensen while fighting for 16th.

Tobias Hegewald secured fourth after holding off ART's Alexander Rossi, with Carlin's Dean Smith, Status' Daniel Morad and Addax's Mirko Bortolotti completing the points-scorers.

Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Esteban Gutierrez ART 26m40.761s 2. Rio Haryanto Manor + 3.631s 3. Nico Muller Jenzer + 10.201s 4. Tobias Hegewald RSC Mucke + 12.329s 5. Alexander Rossi ART + 14.416s 6. Dean Smith Carlin + 15.399s 7. Daniel Morad Status + 17.966s 8. Mirko Bortolotti Addax + 18.609s 9. Robert Wickens Status + 19.186s 10. Stefano Coletti Tech 1 + 21.440s 11. Renger van der Zande RSC Mucke + 23.737s 12. Nigel Melker RSC Mucke + 28.205s 13. Oliver Oakes Atech + 29.315s 14. Pal Varhaug Jenzer + 35.808s 15. Miki Monras MW Arden + 37.213s 16. Josef Newgarden Carlin + 41.727s 17. Simon Trummer Jenzer + 42.438s 18. Lucas Foresti Carlin + 45.973s 19. Ivan Lukashevich Status + 46.309s 20. Vittorio Ghirelli Atech + 51.229s 21. Pablo Sanchez Lopez Addax + 58.977s Retirements: James Jakes Manor 11 laps Michael Christensen MW Arden 9 laps Daniel Juncadella Tech 1 8 laps Leonardo Cordeiro MW Arden 8 laps Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor 7 laps Roberto Merhi Atech 3 laps Doru Sechelariu Tech 1 1 lap Felipe Guimaraes Addax 0 laps Pedro Nunes ART 0 laps 
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