Vergne wins second race at Spa-Francorchamps
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1 May 2011 – Jean-Eric Vergne secured victory during the second race of the weekend at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, after the Frenchman won a compelling battle with team mate Robert Wickens. The pair were joined by Chris van der Drift on the podium, with the 25-year-old fully cementing his strong showing this weekend.
Vergne was able to hold his lead off the line, while Wickens made the jump on Daniel Zampieri at the start. The Canadian then went on to attack his team-mate for the lead, but Vergne defended well and managed to keep the lead until the pit stops. Wickens later moved into the lead after a strong run of laps, and the battle heated up.
As the race went on, Wickens was unable to build up enough of a lead and was constantly under pressure from Vergne. On the seventeenth lap, he made a poor exit from La Source, and the Frenchman took the slip stream through Eau Rouge and Kemmel, eventually passing Wickens at Les Combes. The Canadian tried his best to get past once again, but he had to settle for second place.
Behind the top three, Zampieri claimed fourth on the last lap, overtaking Albert Costa on the final lap of the race. Walter Grubmüller ended the race in sixth, with Alexander Rossi, Brendon Hartley and Daniel Ricciardo close behind. Nelson Panciatici completed the top ten, some five seconds clear of Andre Negrao.
Round 3 of the championship will be staged at Monza in a fortnight's time