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Nasr takes dominant sprint race victory

ESPN Staff
July 6, 2014
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Felipe Nasr bounced back from a disappointing Saturday to claim a dominant victory in the GP2 sprint race at Silverstone.

Nasr had only managed to finish sixth in Saturday's feature, losing valuable points to championship leader Jolyon Palmer who finished second, but made amends off the line as he passed pole-sitter Stephane Richelmi into Abbey. The move was the only one Nasr had to make for the rest of the race as he romped home to claim the win.

Palmer looked to have a tough race in store after the reversed grid left him lower down the order, but a battling performance in front of his home fans meant he limited the damage inflicted by Nasr by crossing the line fourth. That means Nasr is still 38 points behind Palmer in the championship standings, with Johnny Cecotto a further 11 points back in third.

Behind Nasr, Stefano Coletti was fortune to avoid a penalty for creeping at the start of the race, as he advance from fifth to second in the opening laps. Coletti was soon reporting a lack of power but was able to nurse the car home despite the attention of Cecotto, who spent the final portion of the race brilliantly holding off a charging Palmer behind him.

Behind fifth-placed Julian Leal, Stephane Richelmi and Saturday race winner Mitch Evans engaged in a race-long battle, which this time the Australian was unable to emerge victorious from. The final points-scoring position was occupied by Marco Sorensen, with Saturday podium-finisher Stoffel Vandoorne languishing down in ninth.

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