Red Bull Ring GP2: Rio Haryanto denies Stoffel Vandoorne double win

Rio Haryanto denied Stoffel Vandoorne a double GP2 victory at the Red Bull Ring by holding off the McLaren junior to win the sprint race

Red Bull Ring GP2: Rio Haryanto denies Stoffel Vandoorne double win

Haryanto took the lead at the start after pole-position starter Nick Yelloly bogged down off the line.

The Campos Racing driver had the inside line into the first corner, with Yelloly sandwiched between him and the fast-starting Alexander Rossi.

Yelloly and Rossi made contact in the Turn 1-squeeze, with the American sliding onto the asphalt runoff and Yelloly retiring to the pits at the end of the lap.

That left Haryanto up front ahead of the Russian Time machine driven by Artem Markelov.

Markelov pressured Haryanto until halfway through the race, when he made a late dive into the Turn 3 right-hander.

But it was too late, with Markelov carrying too much speed into the corner and sliding into the gravel, clipping Haryanto's front wing and damaging it.

That put Vandoorne, who had climbed to third at the start from eighth on the grid, onto the tail of the leader.

But while Haryanto wasn't the fastest driver on the track - a fact emphasised by the fact that Alex Lynn, who had stalled on the grid and got going almost a lap down, pulled away in front of the lead group - he was quick when it mattered.

He kept Vandoorne at arm's length out of the final corner and through the two DRS zones, with the Belgian never seriously mounting a challenge.

Nobuharu Matsushita followed ART team-mate Vandoorne home in third place, with Sergey Sirotkin fourth ahead of Mitch Evans and Pierre Gasly.

Jordan King climbed from 12th on the grid to take seventh ahead of Markelov, with Rossi missing out on the top-eight points positions after recovering to ninth place.

Markelov excluded from eighth place

RESULT - 28 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 35m57.944s
2 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 0.450s
3 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 0.905s
4 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1.368s
5 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 3.395s
6 Pierre Gasly DAMS 6.362s
7 Jordan King Racing Engineering 6.722s
8 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 7.929s
9 Robert Visoiu Rapax 19.389s
10 Raffaele Marciello Trident 19.942s
11 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 22.034s
12 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 31.108s
13 Norman Nato Arden International 31.730s
14 Rene Binder Trident 34.330s
15 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 36.352s
16 Marco Sorensen Carlin 37.945s
17 Nathanael Berthon Daiko Team Lazarus 40.651s
18 Simon Trummer Hilmer Motorsport 42.119s
19 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 59.175s
20 Alex Lynn DAMS 1m04.756s
21 Andre Negrao Arden International 1m14.124s
22 Julian Leal Carlin 1 Lap
- Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME Disqualified
- Nick Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport Retirement

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Stoffel Vandoorne 155
2 Alexander Rossi 79
3 Rio Haryanto 70
4 Sergey Sirotkin 46
5 Alex Lynn 42
6 Mitch Evans 35
7 Nobuharu Matsushita 29
8 Raffaele Marciello 24
9 Julian Leal 24
10 Sergio Canamasas 23
11 Richie Stanaway 22
12 Arthur Pic 21
13 Pierre Gasly 20
14 Jordan King 18
15 Nathanael Berthon 16
16 Artem Markelov 16
17 Robert Visoiu 12
18 Nick Yelloly 7
19 Norman Nato 6
20 Andre Negrao 3
21 Daniel de Jong 0
22 Rene Binder 0
23 Marlon Stockinger 0
24 Zoel Amberg 0
25 Marco Sorensen 0
26 Simon Trummer 0
27 Johnny Cecotto Jr. 0
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