Spaniard Alex Palou took his second victory of his maiden car racing season in Hungary as the EuroFormula Open Championship battle became a three-way fight.
Artur Janosz’s second place and the retirement for Sandy Stuvik means that only seven points covers Janosz in first to Palou in third in the championship.
Pole sitter Janosz led into the first corner, but Palou made a good start from third to slip ahead of Stuvik on the opening lap. The following time around he took the lead after RP Motorsport driver Janosz made a slight mistake, and he controlled the race throughout, including through a safety car period to clear up the RP Motorsport machine of John Simonyan on lap seven.
Stuvik was keeping close company with the two drivers ahead of him when a mechanical issue on the sixth lap on his RP Motorsport car forced him to stop, and the pre-race championship leader was forced to see Janosz take P1 in the title race away from him.
Stuvik’s retirement promoted Palou’s Campos Racing team-mate Konstantin Tereschenko to the podium for the first time in 2014, and he held of Austrian driver Christopher Hoher of BVM Racing for third until the flag.
Yu Kanamaru was fifth for Emilio de Villota Motorsport ahead of yesterday’s podium finisher Andres Saravia, while Team West-Tec F3 duo Yarin Stern and Nicolas Pohler were seventh and eighth. It was a difficult weekend throughout for West-Tec, with Cameron Twynham and Tanart Sathienthirakul both failing to score a point all weekend.
Gerardo Nieto took ninth and two points for DAV Racing, while the final point in tenth position went to Campos Racing’s Sean Walkinshaw.
Hungaroring Race 2 Result
|1||Alex Palou||ESP||Campos Racing||33m56.296s|
|2||Artur Janosz||POL||RP Motorsport||+3.216s|
|3||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||+9.537s|
|4||Christopher Hoher||AUT||BVM Racing||+10.114s|
|5||Yu Kanamaru||JAP||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||+11.005s|
|6||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||+13.820s|
|7||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||+15.145s|
|8||Nicolas Pohler||GER||Team West-Tec F3||+17.317s|
|9||Gerardo Nieto||MEX||DAV Racing||+18.030s|
|10||Sean Walkinshaw||GBR||Campos Racing||+18.819s|
|11||William Barbosa||COL||Corbetta Competizioni||+21.561s|
|12||Henrique Baptista||BRZ||DAV Racing||+22.178s|
|13||Cameron Twynham||GBR||Team West-Tec F3||+23.115s|
|14||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||+34.504s|
|RET||Che-One Lim||KOR||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||11 Laps|
|RET||Saud T. Al Faisal||SAU||RP Motorsport||11 Laps|
|RET||John Simonyan||RUS||RP Motorsport||7 Laps|
|RET||Sandy Stuvik||THA||RP Motorsport||6 Laps|
|RET||Wei Fung Thong||HKG||Team West-Tec F3||2 Laps|