A penalty for jumping the start for Louis Deletraz gave Jack Aitken the opportunity to take his first Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series victory of the season.
Pole sitter Deletraz, driving for Josef Kaufmann Racing, was adjudged to have moved before the lights went out at the start, and was handed a ten-second penalty as a result, and despite setting a blistering pace, could not gap Aitken sufficiently to claim outright victory.
Aitken, driving for Koiranen GP, finished 6.168s behind Deletraz on the road, but took victory, his second in the series, a year on from his first at the same circuit.
Racing Steps Foundation-backed Fortec Motorsports driver Ben Barnicoat also finished within ten seconds of Deletraz on the road, and thus claimed second position, with Deletraz ultimately finishing third after gapping his team-mate Kevin Jörg by 10.158s.
Behind Jörg was Fortec Motorsports’ Martin Kodric in fifth, while Koiranen GP driver Jake Hughes climbed from ninth to finish sixth ahead of Harrison Scott of AVF.
Anton de Pasquale finished eighth for Koiranen GP for his first points of the season, holding off the challenge of ART Junior Team driver Darius Oskoui, while Simon Gachet completed the top ten for Tech 1 Racing.
Despite the penalty, Deletraz extended his lead in the championship, with main rivals Ukyo Sasahara and Antoine Hubert both retiring from the race and Dennis Olsen and Matevos Isaakyan both finishing outside the points.
Hungaroring Race 1 Result
|1||3||Jack Aitken||GBR||Koiranen GP||27m44.275s|
|2||6||Ben Barnicoat||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||+2.810s|
|3||14||Louis Deletraz||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+3.832s|
|4||15||Kevin Jorg||SWI||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+3.990s|
|5||5||Martin Kodric||CRO||Fortec Motorsports||+8.922s|
|6||2||Jake Hughes||GBR||Koiranen GP||+11.612s|
|8||1||Anton de Pasquale||AUS||Koiranen GP||+14.099s|
|9||10||Darius Oskoui||SWI||ART Junior Team||+14.499s|
|10||21||Simon Gachet||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||+15.045s|
|11||36||Thiago Vivacqua||BRZ||JD Motorsport||+16.090s|
|12||7||Callan O'Keeffe||RSA||Fortec Motorsports||+16.618s|
|13||20||Hugo de Sadeleer||SWI||Tech 1 Racing||+17.991s|
|14||17||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Manor MP Motorsport||+18.502s|
|15||51||Vasily Romanov||RUS||Cram Motorsport||+24.749s|
|17||47||Nikita Mazepin||RUS||Josef Kaufmann Racing||+33.177s|
|18||37||Amaury Bonduel||FRA||JD Motorsport||+33.559s|
|19||35||Matevos Isaakyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||+36.284s|
|20||26||James Allen||AUS||ARTA Engineering||+40.952s|
|RET||25||Amaury Richard||FRA||ARTA Engineering||Retired|
|RET||18||Lasse Sorensen||DEN||Manor MP Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||46||Valentin Hasse-Clot||FRA||Manor MP Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||22||Anthoine Hubert||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||Retired|
|RET||19||Ignazio D'Agosto||ITA||Manor MP Motorsport||Retired|
|RET||9||Ukyo Sasahara||JAP||ART Junior Team||Retired|