GP3 – Rio Haryanto Storms To Race 2 Victory

July 31, 2011

GP 3

Rio Haryanto took his second GP3 victory of the 2011 season in a rain affected race at Hungaroring today. The Marussia Manor Racing driver finished just ahead of the charging Lotus ART pair of Valtteri Bottas and James Calado.
 
RSC Mücke Motosport’s Nigel Melker started from pole in the wet Race 2 conditions and held onto the lead when the lights went out ahead of Addax Team’s Tom Dillmann. MW Arden’s Lewis Williamson and Jenzer Motorsport’s Nico Müller were locked in battle for third, with Tech 1 Racing’s Aaro Vainio and Haryanto sotting in behind. Meanwhile at the back Calado made his way up from twenty-fifth to eleventh in the first lap.       
 
Lap 2 saw Williamson spin out the race, and it also saw the first of two safety cars when Jenzer Motorsport’s Vittorio Ghirelli crashed out. Haryanto took Müller for third on the re-start, with Bottas now in seventh and Calado behind Maxim Zimin in ninth.
 
Melker had his lead up to 7.9 seconds by the second safety car period on Lap 12, after Thomas Hylkema crashed his Tech 1 Racing car. Haryanto attacked Melker straight away at the re-start to take the lead, and by the end of the lap the Dutchman had lost two more spots to Bottas and Dillmann.
 
With the chequered flag in sight Calado continued his excellent race effort to work his way through the field and in to the points. One final push saw him take Dillmann and Müller for the final podium spot behind Haryanto and teammate Bottas. Melker had to settle for fouth followed by Dillmann in fifth and Antonio Felix Da Costa in the final points paying position for Status Grand Prix. After starting last on the grid due to a penalty Alexander Sims drove his way up to eleventh, but the former Series leader came away with no points from the weekend.
 
Bottas now leads the GP3 Series™ driver standings by seven points ahead of Alexander Sims.
 
Race 2 results:
 
   
DRIVER
NAT
TEAM
LAPS
TIME
GAP
1
11
R. HARYANTO
INA
Marussia Manor Racing
14
30:06.456
 
2
2
V. BOTTAS
FIN
Lotus ART
14
30:07.800
1.344
3
3
J. CALADO
GBR
Lotus ART
14
30:10.255
3.799
4
31
N. MELKER
NED
RSC Mucke Motorsport
14
30:11.720
5.264
5
7
N. MULLER
SUI
Jenzer Motorsport
14
30:13.614
7.158
6
23
T. DILLMANN
FRA
Addax Team
14
30:15.264
8.808
7
5
A. FELIX DA COSTA
POR
Status Grand Prix
14
30:16.447
9.991
8
17
A. VAINIO
FIN
Tech 1 Racing
14
30:17.197
10.741
9
8
M. ZIMIN
RUS
Jenzer Motorsport
14
30:17.792
11.336
10
4
A. SIMS
GBR
Status Grand Prix
14
30:19.515
13.059
11
10
A. QUAIFE-HOBBS
GBR
Marussia Manor Racing
14
30:19.795
13.339
12
14
C. DALY
USA
Carlin
14
30:21.513
15.057
13
27
S. TRUMMER
SUI
MW Arden
14
30:23.405
16.949
14
30
M. CHRISTENSEN
DEN
RSC Mucke Motorsport
14
30:24.527
18.071
15
1
P. NUNES
BRA
Lotus ART
14
30:25.531
19.075
16
16
L. CORDEIRO
BRA
Carlin
14
30:26.442
19.986
17
22
Z. AMBERG
SUI
Atech CRS GP
14
30:27.570
21.114
18
20
M. STOCKINGER
PHI
Atech CRS GP
14
30:28.092
21.636
19
15
C. MACLEOD
GBR
Carlin
14
30:29.007
22.551
20
25
D. SMITH
GBR
Addax Team
14
30:29.301
22.845
21
19
T. PAL KISS
HUN
Tech 1 Racing
14
30:31.914
25.458
22
12
M. LAINE
FIN
Marussia Manor Racing
14
30:33.670
27.214
23
6
I. LUKASHEVICH
RUS
Status Grand Prix
14
30:49.319
42.863
24
26
M. EVANS
NZL
MW Arden
12
26:12.345
DNF
         
NC
   
 
18
T. HYLKEMA
NED
Tech 1 Racing
9
20:01.065
DNF
 
29
L. BACHETA
GBR
RSC Mucke Motorsport
8
22:18.328
DNF
 
21
N. YELLOLY
GBR
Atech CRS GP
2
4:35.155
DNF
 
28
L. WILLIAMSON
GBR
MW Arden
1
2:10.689
DNF
 
9
V. GHIRELLI
ITA
Jenzer Motorsport
1
2:20.264
DNF
 
24
G. CHAVES
COL
Addax Team
0
 
DNF
         
FASTEST LAP
 
 
31
N .MELKER
NED
RSC Mucke Motorsport
1:59.057
LAP 8
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