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Fittipaldi coasts to victory in race one at Donington

by Aditya Banerjee
Pietro Fittipaldi

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Brazilian driver Pietro Fittipaldi took his second win of the 2014 Protyre Formula Renault season at Donington Park on Saturday.

The grandson of two-time Formula One champion Emerson started the race in second place, but managed to beat Alex Gill off the line. He managed to pull away thereafter and finished the race with a lead of over four seconds, taking the fastest lap of the race on the last lap.

Scorpio Motorsport driver Piers Hickin had a tremendous start, vaulting up to third before passing Gill on lap seven for second. Colin Noble, Jr. closed in on Gill too, but wasn’t able to make a move stick and was forced to settle for fourth.

Matteo Ferrer recovered from his lowly grid spot of ninth to move up to seventh at the start. He got past teammate Tarun Reddy for sixth, but faced much tougher resistance from TJ Fischer, only managing to get a move done on the last lap of the race, thus taking fifth place.

Reddy held off Hillspeed driver Dimitris Papanastasiou for seventh. Behind them, Patrick Dussault took ninth place, with top SWB driver Atte Lehtonen rounding off the points in tenth.

Pos Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Pietro Fittipaldi MGR Motorsport 16 laps in 17:08.763
2 Piers Hickin Scorpio Motorsport +4.258
3 Alex Gill Fortec Motorsports +5.859
4 Colin Noble Jr MGR Motorsport +7.013
5 Matteo Ferrer MGR Motorsport +14.697
6 TJ Fischer Cliff Dempsey Racing +15.501
7 Tarun Reddy MGR Motorsport +21.052
8 Dimitris Papanastasiou Hillspeed +21.196
9 Patrick Dussault Cliff Dempsey Racing +26.339
10 Atte Lehtonen SWB Motorsport +34.404
11 Hayden Edmonds SWB Motorsport +40.290
12 Sam Oram-Jones SWB Motorsport +46.056
13 Jack Butel SWB Motorsport +1 lap