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Oscar Piastri beats Victor Martins to Formula Renault Eurocup title

by Tim Lumb

Photo: Renault Sport Series

Oscar Piastri was crowned the Formula Renault Eurocup champion after coming home fourth in the final race at Yas Marina, which was won by title rival Victor Martins.

R-ace GP driver Piastri only needed to finish seventh to win the title, and lost two positions early on into the race to Lorenzo Colombo and Caio Collet having initially started in second place.

He was not threatened by anyone further behind though, and finished a comfortable fourth place to take his first car racing title.

Martins had a great start to keep the lead from pole position, having wasted his pole advantage in race one, and won with a 4.961 second gap to MP Motorsport Colombo in second place.

Piastri?s team-mate Collet completed the podium in third. The Brazilian put in a great move in the opening five minutes of the race to get past both Piastri and MP’s guest driver Matteo Nannini.

Formula 4 United Arab Emirates champion Nannini had qualified third and finished in fifth place ahead of R-ace’s Alexander Smolyar, who end the year just behind Piastri and Martins in the standings.

Sebastian Fernandez had a difficult qualifying session, and span after an incident with Kush Maini during the race, but the Arden driver still managed to recover to seventh place. M2 Competition’s Maini failed to finish.

Patrik Pasma came home in eighth in the second Arden car, ahead of Amaury Cordeel (MP) and Xavier Lloveras (Global Racing Service).

Matthias Luethen, in just his second single-seater weekend, finished last once again but was closer to the pace on new tyres.


Race results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Victor Martins MP Motorsport 15 laps
2 Lorenzo Colombo MP Motorsport +4.961s
3 Caio Collet R-ace GP +10.267s
4 Oscar Piastri R-ace GP +12.241s
5 Matteo Nannini MP Motorsport +14.152s
6 Alexander Smolyar R-ace GP +17.793s
7 Sebastian Fernandez Arden +18.569s
8 Patrik Pasma Arden +20.514s
9 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport +24.581s
10 Xavier Lloveras Global Racing Service +26.725s
11 Ugo de Wilde JD Motorsport +34.987s
12 Gregoire Saucy R-ace GP +37.865s
13 Petr Ptacek Bhaitech +39.024s
14 Federico Malvestiti Bhaitech +39.724s
15 Frank Bird Arden +40.272s
16 Leonardo Lorandi JD Motorsport +43.050s
17 Lucas Alecco Roy M2 Competition +46.993s
18 Alessio Deledda Global Racing Service +54.425s
19 Matthias Luethen Global Racing Service +1m12.757s
Ret Kush Maini M2 Competition
Fastest lap: Martins, 2m09.122s

Championship standings
1 Piastri 320? ?2 Martins 312.5? ?3 Smolyar 255? ?4 Colombo 214.5? ?5 Collet 207? ?6 Maini 100? ?7 de Wilde 81? ?8 Ptacek 69? ?9 Fernandez 68? ?10 Pasma 65