Bruno Bonifacio delivered Prema Powerteam’s first victory of the 2014 Formula Renault Alps season in the first race of the final round at Jerez.
The Brazilian racer controlled the race from pole position, taking his fourth win in the series.
Alps champion Nyck de Vries kept up with the Prema driver over the duration of the race, closing in when the Brazilian dropped some time on lap 13, but the Dutchman would eventually have to settle for second.
Egor Orudzhev went from fifth on the grid to third during the opening lap and drove a consistent race to pick up his third podium in the series.
Fellow guest entrants Matt Parry and Dennis Olsen took fourth and fifth respectively, with second-best Alps regular Charles Leclerc in sixth, narrowly ahead of Fortec teammate Jack Aitken.
Matevos Isaakyan was eighth, whilst Strakka’s Jake Hughes finished ninth. A ten-second penalty for George Russell for jumping the start meant that it was Cram’s Vasily Romanov?who rounded out the top ten in the classification.
|1||Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||16 laps in 27:26.899|
|2||Nyck de Vries||Koiranen GP||+0.534|
|3||Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||+2.524|
|4||Matt Parry||Fortec Motorsports||+6.380|
|5||Dennis Olsen||Prema Powerteam||+6.521|
|6||Charles Leclerc||Fortec Motorsports||+10.383|
|7||Jack Aitken||Fortec Motorsports||+10.620|
|8||Matevos Isaakyan||JD Motorsport||+14.174|
|9||Jake Hughes||Strakka Racing||+14.461|
|10||Vasily Romanov||Cram Motorsport||+20.220|
|11||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||+20.875|
|12||Denis Korneev||JD Motorsport||+25.515|
|13||George Russell||Koiranen GP||+26.073*|
|14||Stefan Riener||Cram Motorsport||+33.140|
|15||Alex Bosak||Prema Powerteam||+36.009|
|16||Simon Gachet||ARTA Engineering||+38.725|
|17||Marek Bockmann||Jenzer Motorsport||+39.241|
|18||Dario Capitanio||BVM Racing||+39.987|
|19||Pietro Fittipaldi||Koiranen GP||+40.310|
|20||Martin Kodric||Fortec Motorsports||+40.749|
|21||Hugo de Sadeleer||Tech 1 Racing||+41.678|
|22||Hong Li Ye||Koiranen GP||+42.342|
|23||Daniele Cazzaniga||GSK Grand Prix||+44.523|
|24||Luke Chudleigh||Tech 1 Racing||+46.318|
|25||Patric Armand||Tech 1 Racing||+48.034|
|26||Martin Rump||Fortec Motorsports||+49.859|
|27||Thiago Vivacqua||Fortec Motorsports||+56.390|
|28||Danyil Pronenko||BVM Racing||+57.024|
|29||Pietro Peccenini||TS Corse||+1:06.852|
|30||Semen Evstigneev||BVM Racing||+3 laps|
|James Allen||ARTA Engineering||+12 laps|
|Akash Nandy||Tech 1 Racing||+15 laps|
* – 10-second penalty