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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