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GP2: Maiden win for Matsushita in Hungary

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26/07/2015

Nobuharu Matsushita claimed his first GP2 Series race win after a commanding display in Hungary, whilst Stoffel Vandoorne made it an ART 1-2.

At the start, second placed Raffaele Marciello was bogged down allowing Vandoorne and Sergey Sirotkin to cruise past.

With cars slipping, sliding and running wide, tyre management was key. Indeed, battling tyre degradation in Budapest’s humid conditions proved very difficult, for some.

The Racing Engineering duo looked to be on for a strong finish, but for Alexander Rossi, a pit stop for fresh tyres was unavoidable.

After running in seventh place, Jordan King was under pressure from those behind and was swiftly passed by Arthur Pic and Nathanael Berthon amongst others, dropping the Briton to twelfth.

Matsushita led the race from start to finish managing the gap to his team-mate with ease.

Despite tyre struggles, Vandoorne kept Sirotkin at bay to secure an ART 1- 2. Today’s result is podium number nine for the series leader and the perfect tribute to former driver who won the 2009 F3 Euroseries with the team and twice finished third overall in this championship.

Marciello held on to fourth place ahead of Campos pilot, Rio Haryanto in fifth. Norman Nato crossed the line in sixth - his best position to date - whilst Robert Visoiu was seventh.

The DAMS duo were next to finish as Pierre Gasly led Alex Lynn to the chequered flag; just in front of Pic, who secured the final point.

Kate Hewitt

Standings after Hungary (Round 6)

Pos Name Nat Team Points
1 Vandoorne BEL ART Grand Prix 194
2 Haryanto INA Campos Racing 109
3 Rossi USA Racing Engineering 105
4 Sirotkin RUS Rapax 103
5 Lynn GBR DAMS 85
6 Gasly FRA DAMS 61
7 Marciello ITA Trident 58
8 Matsushita JPN ART Grand Prix 48
9 Evans NZL Russian Time 35
10 King GBR Racing Engineering 26
11 Leal COL Carlin 26
12 Canamasas ESP Hilmer Motorsport 23
13 Stanaway NZL Status Grand Prix 22
14 Pic FRA Campos Racing 21
15 Yelloly GBR Hilmer Motorsport 19
16 Visoiu ROU Rapax 18
17 Berthon FRA Daiko Team Lazarus 16
18 Markelov RUS Russian Time 16
19 Nato FRA Arden International 10
20 Rowland GBR MP Motorsport 3
21 Negrao BRA Arden International 3
22 De Jong NED MP Motorsport 1

Team standings after Hungary (Round 5)

Pos Team Points
1 ART Grand Prix 242
2 DAMS 146
3 Racing Engineering 131
4 Campos Racing 130
5 Rapax 121
6 Trident 58
7 Russian Time 51
8 MP Motorsport 27
9 Carlin 26
10 Status Grand Prix 22
11 Hilmer motorsport 19
12 Daiko Team Lazarus 16
13 Arden International 13

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