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Silverstone - Race results (1)

Jules Bianchi finally delivered on all of that promise that has been so frustrated during the first half of the 2011 GP2 season, in a race heavily affected by early rainfall.
A heavy rain shower just before the scheduled start of the Silverstone GP2 feature race saw the event start ten minutes late and behind a safety car for three laps, but it didn't stop Lotus ART's Jules Bianchi from converting pole to a commanding lead by the mid-point of the race once things did get underway.

The changing conditions meant that cars that fared well early on were struggling as the race approached mid-distance leading to a number of great on-track overtaking battles. Finally everyone came in for their mandatory pit stops and changed to slicks, which once again shifted the balance of power among the cars.

It also eliminated Jules Bianchi's lead and left in an extended multi-corner knife fight with Racing Engineering's Christian Vietoris for the lead on lap 16. Vietoris finally got ahead but then out-braked himself into the next left-hander, allowing Bianchi to immediately strike back and tear back the lead again and slowly he started rebuilding his earlier lead and ultimately won the race by over 4.1s.

Race results

1. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 58:40.010s (29 laps)
2. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 58:44.187s + 4.177s (29 laps)
3. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport 58:44.945s + 4.935s (29 laps)
4. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams 58:45.637s + 5.627s (29 laps)
5. #9 Sam Bird iSport 58:51.434s + 11.424s (29 laps)
6. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 59:03.303s + 23.293s (29 laps)
7. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident Racing 59:11.969s + 31.959s (29 laps)
8. #4 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax 59:13.721s + 33.711s (29 laps)
9. #25 Alvaro Parente Carlin 59:14.404s + 34.394s (29 laps)
10. #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART 59:21.771s + 41.761s (29 laps)
11. #3 Chares Pic Barwa Addax 59:21.981s + 41.971s (29 laps)
12. #23 Johnny Cecotto Ocean Racing Technology 59:26.891s + 46.881s (29 laps)
13. #17 Luca Filippi Super Nova 59:27.858s + 47.848s (29 laps)
14. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia 59:29.622s + 49.612s (29 laps)
15. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 59:30.727s + 50.717s (29 laps)
16. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams 59:36.970s + 56.960s (29 laps)
17. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 59:38.342s + 58.332s (29 laps)
18. #20 Romain Gonzalez Trident Racing 59:45.337s + 65.327s (29 laps)
19. #19 Kevin Ceccon Scuderia Coloni 59:46.261s + 66.251s (29 laps)
20. #15 Jolyon Palmer Arden International 59:21.173s + 71.163s (29 laps) *
21. #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova 1:00:00.999s + 80.989s (29 laps)
22. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 1:00:06.262s + 86.252s (29 laps)
23. #14 Josef Kral Arden International 1:00:13.475s + 93.465s (29 laps)
24. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 59:34.095s + 1 laps (28 laps)

Retirements

#24 Max Chilton Carlin Lap 15

* = after 30 second post-race penalty applied for causing a collision



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Jules Bianchi (FRA,Lotus ART) out on a wet Silverstone to set the pole position time. [Photo credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.]
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Matthew Parry (GBR, Koiranen GP) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
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2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) & Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Trident) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) & Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) crosses the line and takes the chequered flag and the win. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates on the podium with Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International) celebrates in parc ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 26 July 2015. Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Arden International), locks a wheel leading Antonio Fuoco (ITA, Carlin), Jimmy Eriksson (SWE, Koiranen GP), Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win on the podium with Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 4. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Luca Ghiotto (ITA, Trident) celebrates his win on the podium with Esteban Ocon (FRA, ART Grand Prix) and Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service

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