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Evans overcomes Palmer for maiden victory

Sutton Images Enlarge Mitch Evans saw off Jolyon Palmer after a titanic duel to claim his maiden GP2 series victory at Silverstone. Evans arguably won the race on the qualifying-style in-lap before his stop, pitting a lap later than Palmer and gaining the crucial tenths needed to undercut the championship leader on lap 19. Some stern defensive driving followed on colder tyres from Evans, with the charging Palmer having to take evasive action on the asphalt through Brooklands after coming off second-best in a wheel-to-wheel duel for the lead. The pair had also fought for second on the opening lap, with Palmer forcing Evans wide at Village, only for Evans to reclaim the position with a...
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