FIRST MONACO EXPERIENCE FOR FORMULA RENAULT 2.0 DRIVERS

Due to a heavy downpour on the streets of Monaco this Sunday morning, the delayed start got underway with two laps behind the safety car. When the green was given, Sacha Fenestraz held onto the lead opposite Max Defourny, who was surprised by Ferdinand Habsburg on the inside at Massenet.

The Austrian immediately began to pressure the leader before the return of the safety car after Bruno Baptista (Fortec Motorsports) had contact with the member of the Sahara Force India Academy Jehan Daruvala (Josef Kaufmann Racing) at the Chicane. The Brazilian received a two-spot grid penalty in his next race. During the safety car period, David Porcelli (MGR Motorsport) went off at Sainte Dévote.

The race re-started and the positions remained the same. While trying move back to second place, against Ferdinand Habsburg, Max Defourny went wide at Rascasse and Dorian Boccolacci took advantage to move between his two rivals before the red flag was shown. The duel between Gabriel Aubry (Tech 1 Racing) and Harrison Scott (AVF by Adrián Vallés) for seventh place came to an end after contact at Saint Dévote.

The Monaco round of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 was officially completed and the final classification was based on lap seven running order. Sacha Fenestraz took the victory ahead of Ferdinand Habsburg and Max Defourny. Dorian Boccolacci finished just off the podium, followed by the AVF entries of Adrián Vallés and Nikita Mazepin, Sahara Force India development driver, Henrique Chaves and Harrison Scott, who received a one-spot penalty that Gabriel Aubry made the most of, while Will Palmer (R-ace GP) and Julien Falchero (R-ace GP) closed out the list of point scorers.

Robert Shwartzman started from P15 after the qualifying. He had no experience at any street tracks in the past so he decided to drive calm and safe avoiding any mistakes which can easily end up in the wall. The Russian finished in P12, only the red flag prevented him from entering top-10. Scott and Aubry crashed in front of him so he became 9th at the end of the lap which has been deleted.

Provisional General Classification*
1. Lando Norris (Josef Kaufmann Racing) 68
2. Max Defourny (R-ace GP) 62,5
3. Harrison Scott (AVF by Adrián Vallés) 44
4. Dorian Boccolacci (Tech 1 Racing) 37
5. Jehan Daruvala (Josef Kaufmann Racing) 25
6. Robert Shwartzman (Josef Kaufmann Racing) 18

original text: Renault Sport