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Nurburgring: Sprint race results

Jon Lancaster took the lead off the start line and calmly controlled the Sunday race to claim his second consecutive sprint race victory in as many weeks ahead of James Calado.
One week after celebrating a home victory in the Silverstone sprint race, Jon Lancaster liked the feeling of being on the top step so much that he thought he'd do it all over again by claiming a second consecutive Sunday win for Hilmer Motorsport with victory at the Nurburgring.

He controlled the gap to second-place man James Calado (ART), with Fabio Leimer marshalling a set of pre-worn tyres on the Racing Engineering #8 to the remaining podium position after holding off Carlin's Felipe Nasr in the closing laps.

Less fortunate with tyre wear were Marcus Ericsson (DAMS) and Stefano Coletti (Rapax) who both plummeted out of the top ten during the course of the 24-lap race, while Tom Dillmann's own tyre problems were rendered moot when his Russian Time car suffered gear selection issues forcing him to retire mid-race.

Also ending the day early was Hilmer Motorsport's Robin Frijns, who was on a strong comeback drive after a poor start when he clashed with Russian Time's Sam Bird and damaged his suspension.

Sprint race results

1. #23 Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport 42:37.655s (24 laps)
2. #3 James Calado ART GP + 1.528s
3. #8 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 25.797s
4. #9 Felipe Nasr Carlin + 27.527s
5. #5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Arden + 32.336s
6. #15 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing + 34.479s
7. #6 Mitch Evans Arden + 34.751s
8. #11 Sam Bird Russian Time + 36.635s
9. #19 Simon Trummer Rapax + 40.088s
10. #24 Rene Binder Venezuela GP Lazarus + 40.237s
11. #10 Jolyon Palmer Carlin + 41.402s
12. #7 Julián Leal Racing Engineering + 42.434s
13. #1 Marcus Ericsson DAMS + 43.482s
14. #17 Rio Haryanto Barwa Addax + 43.806s
15. #20 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing + 43.979s
16. #26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport + 53.763s
17. #14 Sergio Canamasas EQ8 Caterham Racing + 54.039s
18. #16 Jake Rosenzweig Barwa Addax + 59.684s
19. #4 Daniel Abt ART GP + 61.093s
20. #18 Stefano Coletti Rapax + 69.152s
21. #25 Fabio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus + 1 laps
DNF #12 Tom Dillmann Russian Time (retired on lap 14)
DNF #22 Robin Frijns Hilmer Motorsport (retired on lap 10)
DNF #27 Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport (retired on lap 2)
DNF #2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS (retired on lap 1)
DNS #21 Kevin Ceccon Trident Racing (did not start)

Fastest lap

#25 Fabio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:41.626 (113.314mph) on lap 14



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Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) in action in the feature race at Silverstone - Saturday June 29, 2013. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory with his team after the Sunday sprint race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 7, 2013. (World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Sunday sprint race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 7, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Sunday sprint race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 7, 2013. (World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) crosses the line to take victory in the Sunday sprint race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 7, 2013. (World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Series Media Service)
Jon Lancaster (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Sunday sprint race at the Nurburgring in Germany on July 7, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Daniel Abt (GER, Hilmer Motorsport), leads Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) & Artem Markelov (RUS, RT RUSSIAN TIME) at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) battle for the lead at the start at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin), Johnny Cecotto (VEN, Trident) & Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin), takes the chequered flag at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Alex Lynn (GBR, Carlin) celebrates his win on the podium with Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) and Alex Fontana, (SUI, ART Grand Prix) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 24 August 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Dean Stoneman (GBR, Marussia Manor Racing), Dino Zamparelli (GBR, ART Grand Prix) & Nick Yelloly (GBR, Status Grand Prix), on the podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 23 August 2014 (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) at Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Friday 22 August 2014 (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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