Silverstone GP2: Rio Haryanto claims his third win of 2015

Rio Haryanto claimed his third GP2 sprint-race victory of the 2015 season with a lights-to-flag win at Silverstone

Silverstone GP2: Rio Haryanto claims his third win of 2015

The Campos Racing driver picked up reversed-grid pole position thanks to penalties for Arthur Pic and Oliver Rowland on Saturday and made good on his advantage.

This meant that he salvaged a decent haul of points from the weekend despite his qualifying being stymied by a sensor problem.

Haryanto held the lead from the lights and immediately established a small cushion over fast-starting Trident driver Raffaele Marciello.

He was never seriously threatened as he, the Italian and third-placed Pierre Gasly circulated in the podium positions throughout.

Alexander Rossi finished fourth despite being hit with a five-second penalty for putting all four wheels off the track at the exit of Copse as he passed Alex Lynn.

Thanks to a fierce battle that raged behind him for fifth, he was far enough up the road to keep hold of the position once the penalty had been applied.

Nick Yelloly, who made a slow getaway from the front to run sixth on the opening lap, took an impressive fifth place after passing Saturday-race winner Sirotkin and Lynn in the closing stages.

Lynn hung onto sixth ahead of Rowland, who dispatched Sirotkin late on to secure his first GP2 points on his debut weekend.

Championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne was only ninth after running eighth in the middle stages of the race.

Behind him, Jordan King charged through to 10th place from 22nd on the grid after being booted out of sixth place at the final corner of Saturday's race by Arthur Pic.

RESULTS - 21 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 36m27.949s
2 Raffaele Marciello Trident 1.925s
3 Pierre Gasly DAMS 4.993s
4 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 12.589s
5 Nick Yelloly Hilmer Motorsport 13.236s
6 Alex Lynn DAMS 15.539s
7 Oliver Rowland MP Motorsport 15.845s
8 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 16.305s
9 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 17.325s
10 Jordan King Racing Engineering 17.500s
11 Robert Visoiu Rapax 25.119s
12 Julian Leal Carlin 25.694s
13 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 32.529s
14 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 33.454s
15 Andre Negrao Arden International 33.699s
16 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 34.227s
17 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport 36.112s
18 Rene Binder Trident 37.145s
19 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 43.172s
20 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 45.224s
21 Nathanael Berthon Daiko Team Lazarus 45.653s
22 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 58.353s
23 Norman Nato Arden International 1m03.892s
24 Sergio Canamasas Daiko Team Lazarus 1m20.858s
25 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Carlin 1m28.853s
26 Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport 1 Lap

DRIVERS' CHAMPIONSHIP:

Pos Driver Points
1 Stoffel Vandoorne 170
2 Alexander Rossi 105
3 Rio Haryanto 91
4 Sergey Sirotkin 78
5 Alex Lynn 56
6 Raffaele Marciello 44
7 Pierre Gasly 42
8 Mitch Evans 35
9 Nobuharu Matsushita 29
10 Julian Leal 26
11 Sergio Canamasas 23
12 Richie Stanaway 22
13 Arthur Pic 21
14 Nick Yelloly 19
15 Jordan King 18
16 Nathanael Berthon 16
17 Artem Markelov 16
18 Robert Visoiu 12
19 Norman Nato 6
20 Oliver Rowland 3
21 Andre Negrao 3

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