Fortune smiled on Dams' Romain Grosjean in Hungary, after a poor start for Luca Filippi allowed him to quickly move into third place, then a perfect midrace pit stop for Grosjean allowed him to move up to second place ahead of Charles Pic and Luiz Razia.

Finally a drive-thru penalty for longtime race leader Marcus Ericsson (for unsafe release in the pits) eliminated the last remaining obstacle for Grosjean, who maintained a comfortable lead from there until the chequered flag to claim a crucial victory in the Hungaroring feature race in Budapest that gives him a firm hold on the 2011 GP2 championship.

Race results

1. #11 Romain Grosjean Dams 1:00:36.334s 1:00:36.334s
2. #3 Charles Pic Barwa Addax 1:00:38.975s + 2.641s
3. #26 Luiz Razia Caterham Team AirAsia 1:00:44.441s + 8.107s
4. #4 Giedo van der Garde Barwa Addax 1:00:51.495s + 15.161s
5. #10 Marcus Ericsson iSport 1:00:55.198s + 18.864s
6. #19 Luca Filippi Scuderia Coloni 1:00:57.970s + 21.636s
7. #5 Jules Bianchi Lotus ART 1:01:01.225s + 24.891s
8. #8 Christian Vietoris Racing Engineering 1:01:11.393s + 35.059s
9. #14 Josef Kral Arden 1:01:19.850s + 43.516s
10. #7 Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1:01:22.623s + 46.289s
11. #1 Fabio Leimer Rapax 1:01:23.019s + 46.685s
12. #18 Michael Herck Scuderia Coloni 1:01:28.244s + 51.910s
13. #12 Pal Varhaug Dams 1:01:28.441s + 52.107s
14. #22 Kevin Mirocha Ocean Racing Technology 1:01:29.160s + 52.826s
15. #25 Mikhail Aleshin Carlin 1:01:29.454s + 53.120s
16. #27 Davide Valsecchi Caterham Team AirAsia 1:01:29.669s + 53.335s
17. #9 Sam Bird iSport 1:01:32.989s + 56.655s
18. #24 Max Chilton Carlin 1:01:33.110s + 56.776s
19. #17 Adam Carroll Super Nova 1:01:34.173s + 57.839s
20. #2 Julian Leal Rapax 1:01:34.620s + 58.286s
21. #21 Stefano Coletti Trident 1:01:47.316s + 70.982s
22. #15 Jolyon Palmer Arden 1:01:23.600s + 1 lap

Retirements

#20 Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident (21 laps) #6 Esteban Gutierrez Lotus ART (4 laps) #16 Fairuz Fauzy Super Nova (0 laps) #23 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Ocean Racing Technology (0 laps)

Fastest lap: Sam Bird, 1:32.950s on lap 32

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