Sergey Sirotkin finally secured his first GP2 Series victory of the season as he took the honours in the Sprint race at the Hungaroring, fresh off the back of a third place finish in the Feature race on Sunday.
The ART Grand Prix driver was one of the pre-season championship favourites but has endured a torrid start to the 2016 season, but the double podium visit in Hungary moves him up to eighth in the standings, 37 points behind Pierre Gasly with five rounds and ten races still to run.
Sirotkin was delighted to get through a very competitive weekend with no bad luck, with his start on Sunday giving him the shot at the victory when he jumped from sixth to second, while his post safety car move on Jordan King for the lead was ballsy around the outside of turn three.
“It was a very good weekend, straight away from free practice we were one of the quickest cars,” said Sirotkin on the ART Grand Prix website. “We managed to stay out of trouble and bad luck and I’m very happy about that.
“We had a really winning pace. Saturday was a bit shame with the start but luckily we’ve been able to fix that for Sunday.
“Race 2 was a great opportunity to show how quick we are and to be honest it was just easily “my” race. I was just enjoying the car and driving. Basically I did need to push that much, I was just managing the tyres.
“And on the last 4 laps when I knew that everything was ok to go to the end, I just improved the pace and set some really quick laps. The car was just great and it’s really nice to be in this aggressive style to win races.
“For me it’s been a really good weekend and I’m looking forward to Hockenheim!”