Buller wins from 25th in GP3 Race 2
8 July 2012 – Carlin driver Will Buller took a sensational win at Silverstone in the GP3 Series, winning from 25th on the grid. The British driver crashed out in yesterday’s race and starting from last, Buller took a strategy gamble by starting the race on slick tyres.
Marussia Manor driver Tio Ellinas lead the race early on after taking the lead from pole sitter Kevin Ceccon with a bold move into Stowe on the opening lap. As the track dried, Jenzer drivers Patric Niederhauser and Robert Visoiu took advantage of their worn wet tyres to lead the race.
As the track dried further, Buller was on the right tyres and moved into the lead with four laps to go. Connor Daly came back through the field to finish second a further eight seconds down the road. In a race that featured many variations in strategy, Niederhauser completed the podium on wet tyres, while Ellinas was fourth, who pitted for slicks during the race.
Championship leader Mitch Evans, who drivers for Mark Webber’s Arden team, finished a lowly eleventh while title rival Aaro Vainio crashed his Lotus while trying to pass Evans’ team-mate Mathias Laine.
The next round of the GP3 Series will be at Hockenheim, Germany on July 22nd.