When the safety car came in, Yelloly was able to pull away from Carlos Huertas and Jules Bianchi behind him, but Pic's day went from bad to worse as he collided with Jake Rosenzweig, causing both drivers to retire. Huertas and Bianchi's battle for 2nd position ended with Bianchi getting past the Colombian driver, but unable to catch Yelloly with time to pass him. Having finished 2nd, however, the French driver was later disqualified, as a post-race inspection of his Tech 1 Racing car found an irregularity in the stacking of the limited slip differential discs. While the team lodged a protest, the stewards' decision was later upheld, giving Kevin Magnussen 2nd on his Formula Renault 3.5 debut, having only qualified 19th, and bumping Robin Frijns up to 3rd.
Results of Motorland Aragón Race 1
|16.||Walter Grubmüller||+1 lap|
|17.||Daniil Move||+3 laps|
1 Jules Bianchi disqualified post-race for an irregularity in the stacking of the limited slip differential discs.