Dennis Olsen’s early retirement coupled with a dominant second victory of the weekend at Paul Ricard saw Nyck de Vries confirmed as the 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series champion.
The Koiranen GP driver has an unassailable eighty-eight point lead in the championship after his fourth victory of the season, and added the Eurocup title to the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS championship he has already won with the team in 2014.
Prema Powerteam driver Olsen had to win the race and hope de Vries fall away from his pole position but it was the Norwegian driver who failed to see the chequered flag after being caught up in a crash on the opening lap that caused the race to be stopped. Hans Villemi, Martin Rump, Ryan Tveter and Jules Gounon were all involved in one way or another and all retired either on the spot or in the pits.
On the resumption of the race, de Vries ran away with it, while Aurelien Panis secured his best result since his win at Moscow Raceway with second place for ART Junior Team. The Frenchman, son of former Formula 1 driver Olivier, was over nine seconds behind de Vries at the flag, and was forced to look in his mirrors with both Egor Orudzhev of Tech 1 Racing and Ignazio d’Agosto of Koiranen GP on his tail until the end.
Steijn Schothorst took fifth for Manor MP Motorsport ahead of Josef Kaufmann Racing duo Kevin Jorg and Gustav Malja, while Andrea Pizzitola of Manor MP Motorsport, Anthoine Hubert of Tech 1 Racing and Matt Parry of Fortec Motorsports completed the top ten.
Paul Ricard Race 2 Result
|1||Nyck de Vries||NED||Koiranen GP||41m48.498s|
|2||Aurelien Panis||FRA||ART Junior Team||+9.168s|
|3||Egor Orudzhev||RUS||Tech 1 Racing||+9.415s|
|4||Ignazio d’Agosto||ITA||Koiranen GP||+9.817s|
|5||Steijn Schothorst||NED||Manor MP Motorsport||+10.733s|
|6||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+12.058s|
|7||Gustav Malja||SWE||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+13.830s|
|8||Andrea Pizzitola||FRA||Manor MP Motorsport||+15.185s|
|9||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+15.477s|
|10||Matt Parry||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+16.414s|
|11||Levin Amweg||SWI||ART Junior Team||+17.544s|
|12||Jack Aitken||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+17.956s|
|16||Simon Gachet||FRA||ART Junior Team||+30.227s|
|17||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||+30.588s|
|18||Louis Deletraz||SWI||AV Formula||+31.192s|
|19||Hugo de Sadeleer||SWI||Tech 1 Racing||+32.731s|
|20||Hong Li Ye||CHN||Koiranen GP||+34.435s|
|RET||Philo Armand||INA||Tech 1 Racing||8 Laps|
|RET||Bruno Bonifacio||BRZ||Prema Powerteam||7 Laps|
|RET||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Prema Powerteam||1 Lap|
|RET||Hans Villemi||EST||Prema Powerteam||1 Lap|
|RET||Martin Rump||EST||Fortec Motorsports||0 Laps|
|RET||Ryan Tveter||USA||Josef Kaufmann Racing||0 Laps|
|RET||Jules Gounon||FRA||AV Formula||0 Laps|