Mitch Evans GP2 campaign hit a snag in Germany with brake problems forcing the Kiwi driver to retire from the feature race.
Evans, who slipped to seventh on the standings after hauling in just six points in Hungary last weekend, was hoping to make a charge at Hockenheim where he has enjoyed success in the past
He struck problems in qualifying, leaving him 14th on the grid.
Evans made a strong start to the feature race on Sunday (NZ time) quickly working his way into the top 10.
But he was forced to call it quits after just 14 of the 38 laps as brake problems plagued him.
Renault Formula 1 test driver Sergey Sirotkin of Russia shrugged off an extra pitstop to take a second consecutive GP2 victory.
Sirotkin was ordered to come in again having made his first pitstop illegally under a virtual safety car.
He returned in fourth place but on fresh tyres he was able to storm his way back to the lead and victory.