Brits end feeder series sea­sons on a high

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Alex Lynn scored vic­tory in his likely last GP2 race, as Red Bull ju­nior Pierre Gasly sealed the cham­pi­onship ti­tle.

Lynn led race two from lights to flag to beat Johnny Ce­cotto Jr and Sergey Sirotkin to vic­tory.

The Brit se­cured pole for the sec­ond race cour­tesy of an eighth-place fin­ish in the opener, and his vic­tory en­sured he fin­ished sixth in the stand­ings and top Brit – a sin­gle point ahead of Manor re­serve Jor­dan King.

Lynn was one of two other Brits to win ju­nior races in Abu Dhabi, with Jake Hughes com­plet­ing a re­mark­able turn­around to win the sec­ond GP3 race.

Hughes started the open­ing race from the pit­lane af­ter an un­safe re­lease in qual­i­fy­ing, but stormed his way through the field to fin­ish seventh.

That handed him a place on the front row for race two, and de­spite ini­tially be­ing blocked off the line, he swept into the lead on the exit of Turn 1 and con­trolled the race to claim a sec­ond series win.

Jack Aitken took sec­ond, with his Ar­den team-mate Jake Den­nis fourth. Charles Le­clerc se­cured the ti­tle a day ear­lier, de­spite fail­ing to fin­ish race one.

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