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GP Week : Issue 93
GP3 VENEZUELA'S Pastor Maldonado continued to dominate Formula One's feeder series at the Hungarian round of the championship at the weekend, as he took his fifth consecutive feature race win on Saturday afternoon. Despite being black-flagged in Sunday morning's sprint race, he left Budapest with an increased championship lead and is now 26 points clear of Mexico's Sergio Pérez with just three race weekends remaining. A chaotic start to the feature race on Saturday saw no less than three cars stall on the grid at various stages, requiring three formation laps. The stallers included the two front row starters Sam Bird and Davide Valsecchi, and when the cars finally got away on their third start Maldonado shot into the lead from an effective second place. The action was short-lived though as the red flags emerged as medics tended to Jules Bianchi and Ho- Pin Tung who had collided head-on after the former ran wide at Turn 1. Bianchi fractured his second lumbur vertebra in the clash and will be out of action for some time, while Tung was kept in hospital overnight for observation. Once the action resumed with the fourth start of the race, Maldonado cruised clear to win by 5.8 seconds and record yet another victory, while main rival Peréz finished just third. Completing the podium was Christian Vietoris in second. In Sunday's sprint race, Perez lasted only until lap 2 before crashing out of the race, while Maldonado also got caught up in the incident. While Maldonado continued running with a broken front wing, he failed to obey a black-and- orange flag to come into the pits for repairs, earning himself a disqualification soon after. Meanwhile at the front, Ricci dominated for DPR, coming home 7 seconds ahead of Vietoris, who was a further 9 seconds ahead of third-placed Valsecchi. Esteban Gutierrez has come away from the weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix with his 30-point championship lead intact, as he continues his march towards the inaugural GP3 series title. With just 40 points remaining available to be scored by any one driver, Status GP's Robert Wickens will have to hope for some major problems for Gutierrez in the final two rounds if he is to stay in contention. After an ultra-tight qualifying session in which the top four were separated by less than a tenth, Nico Muller won Saturday evening's race from pole position after being tracked all the way by Gutierrez. Further behind, Stefano Coletti held up championship runner-up Wickens after the Candian dropped from third to fourth at the second corner by running wide. Wickens hit back in Sunday's second race though, and after starting fifth he was up to third at the end of the opening lap. He was then handed second place three laps from the finish when Josef Newgarden retired, but pole-sitter Alexander Rossi had pulled too far clear at the front to be challenged. The American took the flag almost 5 seconds clear. GP2 Maldonado wins again -- then gets black-flagged in the Sprint! Gutierrez keeps 30-point lead in title race F1 HUNGARY >> 31