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Antonio Fuoco takes victory in thrilling Imola race one

by Luis Miguel Martinez

Photo: Fast Lane Promotion

Championship leader Antonio Fuoco made it two wins in a row and extended his lead even more over the championship runner-up spot, which now belongs to Pierre Gasly after a close second place. Completing the podium was William Vermont.

Fuoco started from pole and controlled the race in difficult conditions for the majority of the race. The end of the race came abruptly as with three minutes to go, rain started to fall on the track, Vermont managed to overtake Gasly for second place, and the race leader Fuoco spun out on the wet track entering the Rivazza corner with Vermont narrowly avoiding him. Shortly thereafter Nyck de Vries spun out in the same corner into the gravel, bringing out the red flag. The stewards decided to call the race and the win was given to Fuoco as the finish order was taken from the end of the previous lap.

“It started raining at the end, but it was still dry in most places. When I’ve approached the Rivazza, the track was wet. Furthermore in the gravel there was already another car. I’ve spun but all went well” said Fuoco.

With that, Fuoco was declared the winner with Gasly in second and Vermont in third, Bruno Bonifacio fourth and de Vries fifth. Luca Ghiotto was sixth with the newcomer and part time-contestant Jakub Dalewski finishing in a solid seventh. Matthieu Vaxiviere was eigth, Egor Orudzhev took ninth and the final point went to Simon Tirman.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Antonio Fuoco Prema Powerteam 11 laps in 18:39.186
2 Pierre Gasly Tech 1 Racing +2.642
3 William Vermont ARTA Engineering +3.366
4 Bruno Bonifacio Prema Powerteam +5.120
5 Nyck de Vries Koiranen Motorsport +7.650
6 Luca Ghiotto Prema Powerteam +10.924
7 Kuba Dalewski JD Motorsport +13.929
8 Matthieu Vaxiviere Tech 1 Racing +15.783
9 Egor Orudzhev Tech 1 Racing +17.593
10 Simon Tirman ARTA Engineering +24.098
11 Hans Villemi SMP Racing by Koiranen +24.632
12 Gregor Ramsay Euronova Racing +30.910
13 Dario Capitanio BVM Racing +33.556
14 Kevin Jorg Jenzer Motorsport +33.617
15 Andrew Tang Jenzer Motorsport +33.644
16 Juan Branger JD Motorsport +34.245
17 Alberto Di Folco Team Torino Motorsport +37.617
18 Kevin Gilardoni GSK Grand Prix +40.052
19 Francisco Amado Euronova Racing +44.119
20 Andrea Baiguera Brixia Horse Power +44.435
21 Ukyo Sasahara Euronova Racing +44.624
22 Denis Korneev Jenzer Motorsport +45.390
23 Max Schaumburg-Lippe Jenzer Motorsport +46.641
24 Simon Gachet ARTA Engineering +47.145
25 Luke Chudleigh Tech 1 Racing +48.061
26 Alex Bosak SMP Racing by Koiranen +54.561
27 Parth Ghorpade BVM Racing +54.633
28 Nikita Zlobin SMP Racing by Koiranen +1:02.126
29 Alejandro Abogado Interwetten.com Racing +1:17.913
30 Pietro Peccenini TS Corse +1:21.294
31 Joffrey De Narda ARTA Engineering +1 lap
32 Konstantin Tereschenko Interwetten.com Racing +1 lap
33 Dzhon Simonyan GSK Grand Prix +3 laps
Not classified
Francisco Mora Interwetten.com Racing +6 laps
Josh Raneri Team Torino Motorsport +10 laps
Daniele Cazzaniga Viola Formula Racing +11 laps
Semen Evstigneev SMP Racing by Koiranen +11 laps