Mitch Evans has managed to add to his GP3 series lead despite a 21st placing in the second race of the Hungary round tonight.
Evans spun his MW Arden car, with slick tyres, on the sixth lap of the 16-lap race at the Hungaroring after light rain fell early in the race. Sliding down the order, he finished 91 seconds behind race-winner Carlin's Alex Felix Da Costa.
With his closest rival, Lotus' Aaro Vainio, failing to collect any points in race two, Evans saw his series lead grow by a point, from 19 to 20. Evans led by 18 points entering the Hungarian round. Felix Da Costa, who won both races in Hungary, moved up to third, 36 points behind Evans.
After recovering and with the track trying out, Evans posted the races fastest lap on the final go-around, clocking 1:40.097 to better Felix Da Costa's 1:40.260, also on the last lap.
The GP3 series takes a break for a month, until the seventh round at the Belgian Spa circuit, August 31-September 2, followed by the final round in Monza, Italy, September 7-9.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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