Hamilton Dominates Race 2

Lewis Hamilton put the disappointment of being disqualified from victory in yesterday's F3 Euroseries race behind him to win the second race at Spa

Hamilton Dominates Race 2

Hamilton dominated the race and finished 2.16 seconds ahead of teammate Adrian Sutil.

Hamilton, starting second, quickly disposed of pole position holder Sutil at the start. Sutil led into the first corner at La Source, but Hamilton got the tow from the German as they approached Eau Rouge.

In a brave move, Hamilton passed Sutil round the outside of Eau Rouge and defended his position into Les Combe. Hamilton then drove away setting repeated fastest laps on his way to victory.

Such was ASM's dominance they finished nearly 18 seconds ahead of Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi in third. Fourth was Team Rosberg's Kohei Hirate.

Di Grassi's Manor Motorsport teammate Paul di Resta finished fifth. The Scot spun from fourth place early on, dropping to eighth. He quickly recovered, with a spectacular move around the outside of Perera around the outside of Blanchimont.

The other major incident of the race involved Esteban Guerrieri and Giedo van der Garde on the second lap. The pair were battling for third, when they outbraked each other at Les Combes. Both ran onto the grass and spun.

Spa-Francorchamps Race 2 Results:

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 26:58.684 2. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 + 2.160 3. Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport + 17.562 4. Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg + 21.139 5. Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport + 29.900 6. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam + 31.769 7. Greg Franchi Prema Powerteam + 32.568 8. James Rossiter Signature-Plus + 34.644 9. Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport + 37.358 10. Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport + 37.938 11. Maximilian Gotz HBR Motorsport + 40.801 12. Atila Abreu ASL Mucke Motorsport + 41.992 13. Sebastian Vettel ASL Mucke Motorsport + 42.244 14. Richard Antinucci Team Midland Euroseries + 44.605 15. Esteban Guerrieri Team Midland Euroseries + 55.755 16. Fabio Carbone Signature + 57.424 17. Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport + 59.396 18. Giedo van der Garde Team Rosberg + 1:09.897 19. Ross Zwolsman + 1:10.143 20. Filip Salaquarda Prema Powerteam + 1:25.683 NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Team On Lap Guillaume Moreau Signature 4 Filip Salaquarda Team I.S.R. 1 Fastest Lap: Lewis Hamilton, 2:13.844 
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