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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.)
Ivan Taranov (RUS, Hilmer Motorsport) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain on the first of two days of official GP3 pre-season testing. (Photo Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin), leaves the pit lane Thursday 10 April 2014. on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Emil Bernstorff (GBR, Carlin) on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez in Spain on Thursday, April 10 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin) at the start of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), 1st, Simon Trummer (SUI, Rapax), 2nd, & Julian Leal (COL, Carlin), 3rd, take the chequered flag at the end of Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), celebrates his win in parc ferme after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), celebrates his win with his mechanics after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer, Simon Trummer and Julian Leal celebrate on the podium after Race 2 at Bahrain International Circuit on Sunday 6 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), receives his 3rd place trophy after Race 1 at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday 5 April 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)

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