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Silverstone: Lancaster makes it a British double with maiden win

The final laps were enlivened by a spirited battle between drivers who had been carefully maintaining their tyres and those who were now struggling with tyre degradation. Nasr was able to get the jump on Marcus Ericsson for seventh spot, and then went on to lay siege on Tom Dillmann - but the Russian Time was able to hang on against a spirited last push from Nasr through Club on the final lap to keep sixth by a slender margin. Behind them, Ericsson regrouped and managed to hold on to the final points position ahead of Alexander Rossi.

There was no question about the winner: having taken the lead in the opening seconds of the race, Jon Lancaster had never again looked under threat. He even set the fastest lap of the race on his way to ultimately coming home six and a half seconds ahead of Haryanto, with Calado being forced to settle for third place ahead of Leal. Saturday's race winner Sam Bird was fifth for Russian Time ahead of his team mate Dillmann.

With championship leader Coletti once again finishing outside the points, the points standings have tightened up considerably after the Silverstone round of the 2013 GP2 Series season. The Monegasque still leads but now by just 22 points over Felipe Nasr, while Sam Bird has moved into third spot ahead of Fabio Leimer who is in fourth just ahead of two British drivers, James Calado and Jon Lancaster, following their podium finishes on Sunday.

The sixth round of the GP2 Series is next weekend at the Nurburgring, Germany.

See full sprint race results and full championship standings.



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Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
James Calado before the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (GBR, ART Grand Prix) (World Copyright: Jakob Ebrey/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory on the podium after the Sunday sprint race at Silverstone - June 30, 2013. (World Copyright: Jakob Ebrey/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
The car of Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) is retrieved after a first lap accident at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates with team mate Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS) celebrates after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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