Piquet also wins rainy race 2

Nelson Piquet Jr completed a perfect weekend with victory in a sodden GP2 sprint race in Hungary

Piquet also wins rainy race 2

By taking fastest lap as well, the Brazilian became the first driver in GP2 history to score maximum points in a weekend, reducing Lewis Hamilton's title lead to just 11 points.

Piquet took the lead after early race leader Adam Carroll spun into the barriers in treacherous conditions.

In a repeat of his feature race form, Piquet then just obliterated the opposition and once he reached the front, he was never in threat.

Hamilton battled with teammate Alex Premat for second spot after avoiding early lap carnage that removed Jose Maria Lopez and Xandi Negrao from the race.

By the time Hamilton was into second, he was already 15 seconds back from Piquet, and that's more or less how it finished.

Premat came under late pressure from iSport's Ernesto Viso, who himself was under attack from teammate Timo Glock - the trio crossing the line just a second apart.

The final point went to DAMS driver Ferdinando Monfardini.

CLASSIFIED

Pos  Driver        Team                      Time
 1.  Piquet Jr.    Piquet Sports             45:59.804
 2.  Hamilton      ART Grand Prix            +  12.921
 3.  Premat        ART Grand Prix            +  26.202
 4.  Viso          iSport International      +  26.872
 5.  Glock         iSport International      +  27.231
 6.  Monfardini    DAMS                      +  41.114
 7.  Valles        Campos Racing             +  47.508
 8.  Bruni         Trident Racing            +  50.314
 9.  Zuber         Trident Racing            +  55.918
10.  Petrov        DPR                       +  63.711
11.  Ammermueller  Arden International Ltd   +  66.434
12.  Porteiro      Campos Racing             +  95.075
13.  Pantano       FMS International         + 110.317
14.  Tahinci       FMS International         + 1 Lap
15.  Villa         Racing Engineering        + 2 Laps

NOT CLASSIFIED:

     Driver        Team                     Laps
     Yoshimoto     BCN Competicion           18
     Hernandez     Durango                   17
     Lapierre      Arden International Ltd   12
     Carroll       Racing Engineering        12
     Di Grassi     Durango                   10
     Perera        DAMS                       8
     Fauzy         Super Nova International   7
     Piccione      DPR                        5
     Negrao        Piquet Sports              4
     Filippi       BCN Competicion            4
     Lopez         Super Nova International   4

Fastest lap: Piquet Jr., 1:51.716 on lap 13

Championship standings, round 9 (race 17):

Drivers                 Teams
 1.  Hamilton      87    1.  ART Grand Prix            143
 2.  Piquet Jr.    76    2.  iSport International       93
 3.  Premat        56    3.  Piquet Sports              88
 4.  Glock         50    4.  Arden International Ltd    50
 5.  Viso          42    5.  Trident Racing             37
 6.  Bruni         33    6.  FMS International          30
 7.  Lopez         30    =   Super Nova International   30
 8.  Pantano       28    8.  Racing Engineering         26
 9.  Carroll       26    9.  DAMS                       14
10.  Ammermueller  25    =   BCN Competicion            14
 =   Lapierre      25   11.  DPR                        12
12.  Piccione      12    =   Campos Racing              12
 =   Negrao        12   13.  Durango                     5
14.  Yoshimoto      9
15.  Perera         8
16.  Valles         7
17.  Gommendy       6
 =   Monfardini     6
19.  Porteiro       5
20.  Zuber          4
 =   Di Grassi      4
22.  Filippi        2
23.  Hernandez      1
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