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De Vries wins straightforward Mugello race, clinches Alps title

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Koiranen GP’s Nyck de Vries became the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps champion after winning the first race of the penultimate round of the season at Mugello.

De Vries’ win put him 77 points clear of nearest rival Charles Leclerc, with only 75 available over the three remaining races.

The Dutchman started the race from pole and never looked in danger of losing the lead, staying in control until the checkered flag.

Leclerc, who lined up alongside de Vries on the front row, kept up with the Koiranen driver over the opening laps, but couldn’t mount a challenge and ended up slipping back.

The Monegasque racer settled for a second place finish, having managed to fend off third-placed Bruno Bonifacio during the closing laps.

Protyre Formula Renault leader Pietro Fittipaldi took fourth place, keeping BRDC F4’s top driver George Russell at bay.

Eurocup guest Anthoine Hubert finished the race in sixth, ahead of Alps frontrunner Matevos Isaakyan and fellow guest Dennis Olsen.

Cram’s Stefan Riener and Tech 1 guest driver Egor Orudzhev rounded out the top ten.

The newly-crowned Formula Renault Alps champion will also be on pole for Sunday’s race, with Leclerc again joining him on front row.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Nyck de Vries Koiranen GP 16 laps in 28’28.931
2 Charles Leclerc Fortec Motorsports +4.835
3 Bruno Bonif?cio Prema Powerteam +5.462
4 Pietro Fittipaldi MGR Motorsport +12.323
5 George Russell Koiranen GP +12.747
6 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 Racing +13.410
7 Matevos Isaakyan JD Motorsport +13.709
8 Dennis Olsen Prema Powerteam ++17.191
9 Stefan Riener Cram Motorsport +20.225
10 Egor Orudzhev Tech 1 Racing +21.357
11 Matt Parry Fortec Motorsports +21.668
12 Hugo de Sadeleer Tech 1 Racing +21.671
13 Akash Nandy Tech 1 Racing +22.842
14 Denis Korneev JD Motorsport +27.641
15 Dario Capitanio BVM Racing +28.080
16 Hans Villemi Prema Powerteam +29.159
17 Semen Evstigneev BVM Racing +32.337
18 Martin Kodric Fortec Motorsports +33.248
19 Luke Chudleigh Tech 1 Racing +37.453
20 Alessio Rovera Cram Motorsport +39.567
21 Alex Bosak Prema Powerteam +40.255
22 Vasily Romanov Tech 1 Racing +40.631
23 Marek Bockmann Jenzer Motorsport +43.732
24 Patric Armand Tech 1 Racing +46.507
25 Daniele Cazzaniga GSK Grand Prix +56.652
26 Matteo Gonfiantini TS Corse +1:01.286
27 Danyil Pronenko AS Motorsport by GSK +1:01.631
28 Hong Li Ye Koiranen Motorsport +1:01.884
29 Andrea Baiguera Brixia Horse Power +1:03.177
30 James Allen ARTA Engineering +1:16.628
31 Pietro Peccenini TS Corse +1:20.810
32 Simon Gachet ARTA Engineering +1 lap
33 Thiago Vivacqua Fortec Motorsports +5 laps
34 Jack Aitken Fortec Motorsports +5 laps