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Nyck de Vries secured a maiden win at the ninth and final round of the Formula Renault 3.5 championship at Jerez, the first for DAMS Racing since Paul Ricard last year.

It was a dry but still eventful race two at the Spanish circuit with 2015 champion Oliver Rowland on pole, hoping to become the first FR3.5 driver to score 10 wins in a single season. However, it was not to be for the Briton.

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An excess of standing water caused Rowland to miss the chicane and drop to fourth before the vehicle was safety car was deployed, allowing de Vries to pass. The safety car was called after a first lap collision between Dean Stoneman, Alfonso Celis Jr and the Pons of Nikita Zloblin.

Rowland eventually settled for second behind de Vries, extending his championship lead with a further 18 points haul. He came under pressure from Matthieu Vaxiviere who took yet another podium in third for Lotus. Meanwhile, Tio Ellinas continued his form for fourth, leading fellow Strakka Racing driver Gustav Malja to the chequered flag.

Race one pole-sitter Tom Dillmann was unable to convert his qualifying yesterday so showed a strong return to form to pull off a sophisticated move on Gustav Malja for seventh. However, the Swede's pit stop strategy would work in his favour and hand him back the position.

Egor Orudzhev locked up while under threat from the determined Frenchman Vaxiviere at the end of lap nine. During a pass on lap 13, contact between them and handing the Russian rookie a right-front puncture. Despite this, Orudzhev remained patient to come from the back and take seventh, securing fifth in the championship and second best rookie in the process. It is currently under investigation.

Sean Gelael and Nicholas Latifi both endured inconsistent seasons but ended with the final points of the season.

It was Stoneman who significantly lost out at the start, dropping from his seventh placed grid slot in an incident with a slow-starting Alfonso Celis Jr. A collision with the Mexican caused a puncture and suspension damage for the Briton before the first corner. The incident is also under investigation.

Beistke Visser was the last to take her mandatory pit stop, ultimately deciding to wait until lap 14 before putting new tyres on her AVF challenger. This means she is also under investigation for not respecting the pit stop window laid out by race control and the overlooking stewards.

It is not the only the final victory for DAMS who exit FR3.5 this year but the final FR3.5 race as Renault Sport parts ways with the RPM-endorsed championship at the end of the season. It will then take on the new moniker of Formula 3.5 in a series spear-headed by Jaime Alguersuari in 2016. 11 teams are currently confirmed with as many as three expected to be announced in due course. The new season will begin at Motorland, Aragon in April.