Jack Aitken converted his pole position to a victory in the second Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race of the weekend at the Hungaroring.
The Briton had a good start and started to pull away from Gustav Malja before a safety car, brought out by his team-mate Martin Rump getting his car beached on a kerb, took away all his lead.
At the restart Malja lost his second place to Charles Leclerc and Aitken was able to capitalize on that. However, the Monegasque karting graduate closed in on him for the final laps of the race but he wasn’t able to make a move, allowing Aitken to take the win.
Leclerc and Ignazio D’Agosto, who also passed Malja at the restart, completed the podium with the Swede having to settle with fourth.
Fifth was Formula Renault NEC champion Matt Parry, who finished in the top ten for the third time this year, followed by championship frontrunners Nyck de Vries, Dennis Olsen and Andrea Pizzitola.
The top ten was completed by Steijn Schothorst, while Kevin Jorg in eleventh also scored a point, thanks to Leclerc’s guest driver status.
With two more weekends to go, de Vries extended his championship lead to 46 points over Olsen with Pizzitola further 12 points behind.
|1||Jack Aitken||Fortec Motorsports||15 laps in 27:55.150|
|2||Charles Leclerc||Fortec Motorsports||0.573|
|3||Ignazio D’Agosto||Koiranen GP||1.548|
|4||Gustav Malja||Josef Kaufmann Racing||4.892|
|5||Matt Parry||Fortec Motorsports||5.701|
|7||Nyck De Vries||Koiranen GP||6.635|
|8||Dennis Olsen||Prema Powerteam||7.117|
|9||Andrea Pizzitola||Manor MP Motorsport||7.658|
|10||Steijn Schothorst||Manor MP Motorsport||9.793|
|11||Kevin J?rg||Josef Kaufmann Racing||11.654|
|12||Jake Hughes||Strakka Racing||12.088|
|13||Ryan Tveter||Josef Kaufmann Racing||14.199|
|14||Aurelien Panis||ART Junior Team||14.725|
|15||Vasily Romanov||Tech 1 Racing||15.456|
|16||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||15.937|
|18||Hans Villemi||Prema Powerteam||18.392|
|19||Simon Gachet||ART Junior Team||19.220|
|20||Callan O’Keeffe||ART Junior Team||19.729|
|21||Luke Chudleigh||Tech 1 Racing||22.607|
|22||James Allen||ARTA Engineering||35.272|
|Martin Rump||Fortec Motorsports||+13 laps|
|Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||+14 laps|
|Nick Cassidy||Koiranen GP||+15 laps|
|Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||+15 laps|
|Matthew Graham||Strakka Racing||+15 laps|