Mitch Evans falls behind leaders in Hungary

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 08:45 28/07/2014
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COOL HEAD: Young Kiwi driver Mitch Evans salvaged fifth place in horrendous conditions at the GP2 feature event in Belgium today.

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A disappointing weekend in Budapest has left New Zealand driver Mitch Evans contemplating a demanding end to the season as the GP2 series takes a month-long summer break.

Evans failed to score points in either the feature or sprint races at the Hungaroring.

A 12th and a 10th there have left him sixth on the drivers championship but he is now 100 points behind Britain's Jolyon Palmer on the table.

The series has now completed 14 races and there are eight races left when action resumes at Spa in Belgium on August 22.

Heavy traffic in qualifying, untimely safety cars in the feature race and being stuck in the middle of the pack in the sprint added up to a forgettable weekend in Budpest.

Having won the feature races at the previous two meetings, the 20-year-old Aucklander's charge has stalled just when it seemed he and his team had found the consistency needed to make a title challenge.

Fellow Kiwi driver Richie Stanaway is a man on the move in the next tier down, the GP3, after a fruitful weekend in Hungary.

A win in the feature race and a sixt placeh in the sprint meant a haul of 33 points that lifted him to second on the driver's table, just 31 points behind British leader Alex Lynn.

The GP3 season is also on hold until Spa before the final eight races will be played out at Belgium, Italy, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

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