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Ferrari prodigy Antonio Fuoco extended his championship lead in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps by taking the victory in the first race of the penultimate round of the champiionship at Monza.
Starting from pole, Fuoco made what he described as a “perfect start” and took a confident lead. He came under pressure from fellow front row man Nyck de Vries in the early stages of the race, but eventually created a gap to the Dutchman, allowing himself to control the race until the checkered flag.
The Koiranen man came in second, picking up his first podium in Formula Renault in 2013. Prema driver Luca Ghiotto kept his title hopes alive by taking third, ahead of William Vermont and Parth Ghorpade, who recorded his first top-five finish of the year.
Guilherme Silva kept Egor Orudzhev at bay for sixth, with another series regular Kevin Jorg taking eighth. Ukyo Sasahara and Bruno Bonifacio rounded out the top ten.
With three races to go, Fuoco leads the standings with 184 points. Ghiotto sits 35 points behind, with Bonifacio a further ten down.
|1||Antonio Fuoco||Prema Powerteam||+16 laps in 28:32.59|
|2||Nyck de Vries||Koiranen GP||+1.046|
|3||Luca Ghiotto||Prema Powerteam||+5.176|
|4||William Vermont||ARTA Engineering||+14.579|
|5||Parth Ghorpade||BVM Racing||+16.048|
|6||Guilherme Silva||Koiranen GP||+18.437|
|7||Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||+18.910|
|8||Kevin Jorg||Jenzer Motorsport||+20.108|
|9||Ukyo Sasahara||Euronova Racing||+21.225|
|10||Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||+21.861|
|11||Pierre Gasly||Tech 1 Racing||+22.491|
|12||Gregor Ramsay||Euronova Racing||+23.763|
|13||Simon Gachet||ARTA Engineering||+30.192|
|14||Hans Villemi||SMP Racing by Koiranen||+31.527|
|15||Denis Korneev||Jenzer Motorsport||+33.106|
|16||Konstantin Tereshchenko||Interwetten.com Racing||+35.762|
|17||Andrea Baiguera||Brixia Horse Power||+45.599|
|18||Pietro Peccenini||TS Corse||+57.060|
|19||Nikita Zlobin||SMP Racing by Koiranen||+58.703|
|20||Alex Bosak||SMP Racing by Koiranen||+1:01.916|
|21||Francisco Amado||Euronova Racing||+1:03.159|
|22||Daniele Cazzaniga||Viola Formula Racing||+1:03.419|
|23||Andrew Tang||Jenzer Motorsport||+1:03.421|
|24||Alejandro Abogado||Interwetten.com Racing||+1:11.980|
|25||Semen Evstigneev||SMP Racing by Koiranen||+2:02.017|
|26||Dzhon Simonyan||GSK Grand Prix||+5 laps|
|27||Francisco Mora||Interwetten.com Racing||+5 laps|
|Luke Chudleigh||Tech 1 Racing||+9 laps|
|Dario Capitanio||BVM Racing||+16 laps|