After taking his second pole position of 2014 earlier in the day, Frenchman Andrea Pizzitola took his second Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series victory of the year at the Hungaroring.
The Manor MP Motorsport driver kept his lead at the start to hold off the challenge of wild card driver Charles Leclerc and championship leader Nyck de Vries until the chequered flag.
Fortec Motorsports driver Leclerc finished just over a second back from Pizzitola, but it will be Koiranen GP driver de Vries who scores the eighteen points that position pays, with wild card drivers not eligible for points.
Hans Villemi finished just off the podium for Prema Powerteam but was over seven seconds adrift of the top three, while Gustav Malja’s fifth place for Josef Kaufmann Racing ensured five different teams finished in the top five placings in Hungary.
Ignazio D’Agosto was sixth in the second Koiranen GP entry, ahead of Alexander Albon of KTR, while Prema Powerteam duo Bruno Bonifacio and Dennis Olsen finished eighth and ninth. Nick Cassidy completed the top ten in the third Koiranen GP entry, while Egor Orudzhev takes the last point for Tech 1 Racing despite finishing eleventh with Leclerc not scoring.
Post race, all three ART Junior Team drivers were disqualified from the race for a technicality, but Callan O’Keeffe, Aurelien Panis and Simon Gachet all finished well down the order.
De Vries now leads the championship by 44 points from Olsen, with Pizzitola third a further 12 points back.
Hungaroring Race 1 Result
|1||Andrea Pizzitola||FRA||Manor MP Motorsport||27m54.441s|
|2||Charles Leclerc||MON||Fortec Motorsports||+1.029s|
|3||Nyck de Vries||NED||Koiranen GP||+1.182s|
|4||Hans Villemi||EST||Prema Powerteam||+7.321s|
|5||Gustav Malja||SWE||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+9.178s|
|6||Ignazio D’Agosto||ITA||Koiranen GP||+9.878s|
|8||Bruno Bonifacio||BRZ||Prema Powerteam||+11.605s|
|9||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Prema Powerteam||+11.871s|
|10||Nick Cassidy||NZL||Koiranen GP||+19.151s|
|11||Egor Orudzhev||RUS||Tech 1 Racing||+19.631s|
|12||Matt Parry||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+20.869s|
|13||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+22.381s|
|14||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+22.994s|
|16||Martin Rump||EST||Fortec Motorsports||+26.951s|
|17||Matthew Graham||GBR||Strakka Racing||+27.933s|
|18||Jack Aitken||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+28.539s|
|19||Steijn Schothorst||NED||Manor MP Motorsport||+30.352s|
|20||Luke Chadleigh||CAN||Tech 1 Racing||+36.244s|
|21||Vasily Romanov||RUS||Tech 1 Racing||+37.077s|
|22||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||+49.716s|
|23||Ryan Tveter||USA||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+1m40.428s|
|24/RET||Jake Hughes||GBR||Strakka Racing||+2 Laps|
|DSQ||Callan O’Keeffe||RSA||ART Junior Team|
|DSQ||Aurelian Panis||FRA||ART Junior Team|
|DSQ||Simon Gachet||FRA||ART Junior Team|