Sainz Jr cruises to second successive win
26 April 2014 – Red Bull young driver Carlos Sainz Jr romped to his second successive Formula Renault 3.5 victory after leading from lights to flag at Motorland Aragón in Spain.
Sainz Jr claimed his third - and DAMS's eighth - straight pole position in qualifying and was only very briefly challenged at the start by Nikolay Martsenko as he eased away from his rival to win the race by over 14 seconds and he now moves into the overall lead of the championship.
Martsenko came home a distant second, while third place went to front row starter Oliver Rowland. The Brit bogged down at the start but harried AV's Zoël Amberg before making a move into the hairpin. Rowland edged out Amberg and in doing so allowed Marlon Stöckinger to jump ahead of Amberg into fourth place.
Rowland narrowly held off Stöckinger as the race reached its conclusion while Amberg slipped back, but held on to fifth place ahead of Roberto Merhi and Matthieu Vaxivière, who provided most of the entertainment with a couple of sublime moves on rivals.
Sauber protégé Sergey Sirotkin was eighth for Fortec, ahead of Red Bull youngster Pierre Gasly and Draco's Pietro Fantin.
The only notable incident of the race came on the opening lap when Matias Laine and Will Buller appeared to make contact, forcing Laine to pit for a new front wing and Buller to call it a day after just a lap.