Hamilton makes it double win

Lewis Hamilton became the second man to ever do a GP2 double, by winning the sprint race at Nurburgring

Hamilton makes it double win

From eighth on the grid, his task was made slightly easier when Ernesto Viso and Alex Premat stalled on the formation lap.

But Hamilton's drive in the race was stunning, passing long-time leader Hiro Yoshimoto for the lead into Turn 1 with seven laps remaining.

Yoshimoto lost a hard-fought podium when he made a mistake at Turn 4, allowing Nicolas Lapierre (another one of Hamilton's Turn 1 scalps) and Jose Maria Lopez (ditto) to gain places.

Adam Carrol ran as high as third but dropped back during the race to fifth. Michael Ammermuller grabbed the final point to cap a strong race for Arden.

Championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr made an impressive start from 20th to run 12th at the end of the opening lap and drove a charger race to storm up to seventh. But any hopes of a point ended when he stopped on the final lap.

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Hamilton ART Grand Prix 41:18.772 2. Lapierre Arden International + 1.034 3. Lopez Super Nova International + 3.821 4. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion + 10.682 5. Carroll Racing Engineering + 11.646 6. Ammermueller Arden International + 14.193 7. Negrao Piquet Sports + 19.611 8. Piccione DPR Direxiv + 21.478 9. Fauzy Super Nova International + 37.310 10. Monfardini DAMS + 37.601 11. Viso iSport International + 38.266 12. Gommendy iSport International + 38.899 13. Di Grassi Durango + 42.126 14. Valles Campos Racing + 46.117 15. Perera DAMS + 50.908 16. Bruni Trident Racing + 77.955 17. Premat ART Grand Prix + 87.512 18. Tahinci FMS International + 95.744 19. Piquet Jr. Piquet Sports + 1 LAP 20. Villa Racing Engineering + 1 LAP NOT CLASSIFIED: Driver Team Laps Glock BCN Competicion 13 Porteiro Campos Racing 11 Filippi FMS International 6 Pla DPR Direxiv 5 Hernandez Durango 0 Zuber Trident Racing 0 Fastest lap: Premat, 1:40.983 on lap 22 Championship standings after round 3 (race 6): Drivers: Teams: 1. Piquet Jr. 27 Arden International 42 2. Hamilton 26 ART Grand Prix 39 3. Lapierre 25 Piquet Sports 29 4. Viso 19 iSport International 19 = Bruni 19 Trident Racing 19 6. Ammermueller 17 BCN Competicion 14 7. Premat 13 Super Nova International 13 = Lopez 13 Racing Engineering 8 9. Yoshimoto 9 Campos Racing 7 10. Carroll 8 FMS International 2 11. Valles 6 12. Glock 5 13. Filippi 2 = Negrao 2 15. Porteiro 1 
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