Mike Conway has seen a dramatic change in his recent fortunes, leaving Spa-Francorchamps with a pair of fifth places in his pocket after GP2’s Belgian round.
The Super Nova driver has turned around a run of form that included a number of first-lap exits in recent races.
By contrast, fellow British driver Adam Carroll was not so lucky – he had to make do with a single sixth-place finish after spinning out of race one from a podium position.
Carroll qualified seventh for the first race, but almost immediately found himself running third as several of his rivals stalled on the grid or ran off the track. He was pushing hard for second with six laps left when he clipped a kerb and span out.
Conway was stuck in traffic early in the race but escaped it by becoming the first driver to pit. From there he ran on to finish fifth.
DAMS driver Nicolas Lapierre won from pole, with Conway’s team mate Luca Fillipi second and Lucas di Grassi third.
di Grassi repeated the feat in the second race, which was won by Karun Chandhok with Andy Soucek second.
Conway made a slow start from fourth on the grid but recovered places during the race, battling Fillipi for most of it before both he and Carroll were able to get past to finish fifth and sixth.