Starting from pole, Alex Peroni (MP Motorsport) dominated race one of the Formula Renault Eurocup in Monaco to become the sixth different winner in seven races this season. Accompanied by rookie Charles Milesi (R-ace GP) and Renault Sport Academy driver Victor Martins (R-ace GP) on the podium, the Australian received his trophy from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul.
On Friday, Alex Peroni won the pole for the Saturday race in posting best time in the first group on track. The Australian lined up on the grid ahead of Charles Milesi, Victor Martins, Yifei Ye (Josef Kaufmann Racing) and Christian Lundgaard (MP Motorsport).
With a clean start off the line, Alex Peroni quickly pulled away from the rest of the field. While the top five remained unchanged, Lorenzo Colombo (JD Motorsport) was overtaken by Neil Verhagen (Tech 1 Racing), Max Defourny (MP Motorsport) and Max Fewtrell (R-ace GP), while his team mate Thomas Maxwell (JD Motorsport) took tenth place from Logan Sargeant (R-ace GP). Meanwhile, Thomas Neubauer (Tech 1 Racing) and Arthur Rougier (Fortec Motorsports) returned to the pits on lap one to change their damaged front-wings.
An intense fight for the points
While Alex Peroni comfortably ran out front, Charles Milesi had to fend off Victor Martins, as did Yifei Ye, who was under threat from Christian Lundgaard.
Max Defourny and Neil Verhagen were in a heated battle as well. After a double contact, the Belgian driver got by the American member of the Red Bull Junior Team in the tunnel to take sixth place on lap 10. Slowed by his damaged front-wing, Max Defourny had to resist the hard-charging trio of Neil Verhagen, Max Fewtrell and Thomas Maxwell.
Alex Peroni went on for the win and the largest margin of victory so far this season. Charles Milesi was second ahead of Victor Martins, who claimed his first podium result in the category. The leader in the general classification, Yifei Ye finished in front of his closet championship rival Christian Lundgaard. Sixth place went to Neil Verhagen, who was followed by Max Fewtrell, Thomas Maxwell and Max Defourny, while Logan Sargeant rounded out the top ten and picked up the final point on offer after surprising Lorenzo Colombo.