Koiranen GP’s Nyck de Vries took another victory in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps in the second race of the penultimate round of the season at Mugello.
De Vries, who sealed the 2014 drivers’ title yesterday, triumphed in a straightforward race that was suddenly red-flagged in the final minutes due to sudden heavy rain.
The Dutchman comfortably led the field off pole position and methodically increased his lead lap after lap, eventually pulling out more than four seconds on nearest rival Charles Leclerc.
The Monegasque driver was busy staying ahead of Matevos Isaakyan and Bruno Bonifacio, who were the first two drivers to go off into the gravel when the rain hit the track on lap 14.
With more cars following suit, the race was immediately red-flagged and there was no intention of resuming. The officials rolled the results back to lap 12.
As such, de Vries ended up with his eighth win of the campaign, while 2.0 rookies Leclerc and Isaakyan rounded out the podium.
Bonifacio took fourth ahead of Prema squadmate Dennis Olsen, while Egor Orudzhev led George Russell in sixth.
Pietro Fittipaldi, Anthoine Hubert and Dario Capitanio completed the top ten.
|1||Nyck de Vries||Koiranen GP||12 laps in 21:27.530|
|2||Charles Leclerc||Fortec Motorsports||+4.809|
|3||Matevos Isaakyan||JD Motorsport||+5.724|
|4||Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||+6.355|
|5||Dennis Olsen||Prema Powerteam||+6.904|
|6||Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||+10.937|
|7||George Russell||Koiranen GP||+12.680|
|8||Pietro Fittipaldi||MGR Motorsport||+19.507|
|9||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||+20.258|
|10||Dario Capitanio||BVM Racing||+21.550|
|11||Hugo de Sadeleer||Tech 1 Racing||+22.403|
|12||Akash Nandy||Tech 1 Racing||+22.829|
|13||Matt Parry||Fortec Motorsports||+23.429|
|14||Stefan Riener||Cram Motorsport||+27.330|
|15||Marek Bockmann||Jenzer Motorsport||+31.969|
|16||Semen Evstigneev||BVM Racing||+32.902|
|17||Hong Li Ye||Koiranen GP||+35.967|
|18||Simon Gachet||ARTA Engineering||+36.476|
|19||Jack Aitken||Fortec Motorsports||+38.092|
|20||Alex Bosak||Prema Powerteam||+38.444|
|21||Luke Chudleigh||Tech 1 Racing||+39.431|
|22||Thiago Vivacqua||Fortec Motorsports||+40.343|
|23||Alessio Rovera||Cram Motorsport||+40.772|
|24||Hans Villemi||Prema Powerteam||+40.985|
|25||Vasily Romanov||Tech 1 Racing||+41.535|
|26||Daniele Cazzaniga||GSK Grand Prix||+45.357|
|27||Andrea Baiguera||Brixia Horse Power||+46.190|
|28||Patric Armand||Tech 1 Racing||+46.836|
|29||James Allen||ARTA Engineering||+47.347|
|30||Matteo Gonfiantini||TS Corse||+47.909|
|31||Pietro Peccenini||TS Corse||+1:00.891|
|32||Danyil Pronenko||BVM Racing||+1:04.987|
|33||Denis Korneev||JD Motorsport||+1 lap|
|Martin Kodric||Fortec Motorsports||+12 laps|