Jordan King has clinched his maiden GP2 Series victory following a commanding lights-to-flag sprint race performance in tricky conditions at the Red Bull Ring.

Having inherited reverse-grid pole position by virtue of a post-feature race penalty for original pole sitter Sergey Sirotkin, Racing Engineerings' King led the field away in treacherous conditions following a safety car start and was never troubled thereafter.

An exhibition of precision driving, King was barely threatened by those behind him, the Manor F1 development driver shrugging off two more safety car restarts - the latter with only eight laps remaining - to take the chequered flag by a clear six seconds.

Leading home an all-British podium, Oliver Rowland clawed his way up to second position early on and held station to the chequered flag, while Alex Lynn produced a charging drive up to third position, the Briton coming good as the circuit began to dry in the second-half of the race.

Indeed, with the rapidly changing conditions prompting some close racing behind, Raffaele Marciello held off Antonio Giovinazzi for fourth place, the latter Prema driver - who started towards the back of the grid - picking off several cars in the closing stages as the conditions come to him.

Sirotkin crossed the line in sixth, with Pierre Gasly and race one winner Mitch Evans rounding out the points in eighth.



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