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Vandoorne scores another dominant Moscow Raceway win

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: Mattias Persson / Motorsport Publication

Fortec’s Stoffel Vandoorne was, once again, the class of the Formula Renault 3.5 field at Moscow Raceway, taking an absolutely spectacular lights-to-flag win in the Sunday race.

The Belgian youngster got away cleanly from pole and immediately began pulling away from the rest of the field, bringing his advantage by the end of the race to ten seconds.

In second, Kevin Magnussen beat out Will Stevens off the line, but could not manage to keep up with the race leader. Stevens himself rounded out the podium.

Draco teammates Nico Muller and Andre Negrao were fourth and sixth, with Mikhail Aleshin finishing between them. Oliver Webb took seventh, ahead of Pietro Fantin.

A ten-second penalty for a false start meant that Daniil Move was classified in ninth, two places behind where he finished. Norman Nato picked up the final point in tenth.

Championship contender Antonio Felix da Costa saw his race dashed in the early laps with damage to the front of his car eventually leading him to park the car.

In the standings, Vandoorne has taken the lead of the championship, with 136 points to Magnussen’s 133. Felix da Costa remains in third with 89 points.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Stoffel Vandoorne Fortec Motorsports 33 laps in 45:43.611
2 Kevin Magnussen DAMS 11.788
3 Will Stevens P1 by Strakka Racing 14.008
4 Nico Muller International Draco Racing 22.011
5 Mikhail Aleshin Tech 1 Racing 33.657
6 Andre Negrao International Draco Racing 35.285
7 Oliver Webb Fortec Motorsports 43.195
8 Pietro Fantin Arden Caterham 44.007
9 Daniil Move SMP Racing by Comtec 48.236
10 Norman Nato DAMS 49.851
11 Sergey Sirotkin ISR 50.407
12 Marlon Stockinger Lotus 51.487
13 Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 54.239
14 Nikolay Martsenko Pons Racing 1:02.894
15 Nigel Melker Tech 1 Racing 1:03.271
16 Arthur Pic AV Formula 1:03.921
17 Marco Sorensen Lotus 1:04.360
18 Mihai Marinescu Zeta Corse 1:05.384
19 Carlos Huertas Carlin 1:07.904
20 William Buller Zeta Corse 1:10.417
21 Matias Laine P1 by Strakka Racing 1:11.772
22 Zoel Amberg Pons Racing 1:13.724
23 Christopher Zanella ISR 1:31.017
Not classified
Antonio Felix da Costa Arden Caterham +20 laps
Yann Cunha AV Formula +30 laps