PAUL RICARD: FIRST RACE AFTER VACATION

It was a nice shiny weekend that took Formula Renault 2.0 drivers out of their summer brake in the end of August. The beautiful Paul Ricard circuit became a venue for the fifth 2016 Eurocup event.

Despite the fact that French track is one of the longest in the championship with more than 2-minutes lap time, the youngsters were very close to each other in every session from practice to the final race on Sunday.

Lando Norris dominated the practice sessions on Friday but was replaced at the top of the rankings by Harrison Scott on Saturday.

Scott set the pole position time in qualifying session and won the first race even though he had to overtake Will Palmer and then defend his position from the attacks of Norris. The top-3 places on the podium were occupied by the three fast British drivers.

Sunday was a great day for the leader of the championship Lando Norris. He won the qualifying session and made himself a comfortable gap after start while his opponents battled each other for the second position.

Max Defourny finished second in front of the local man Dorian Boccolacci. Scott was fighting for podium before he spinned and finished 9th overall.

Robert Shwartzman became the fastest among the Russian drivers. He showed some good pace on Saturday with 5th place in qualifying and 7th in the race. Sunday was a bit more difficult with 12th on the grid and 11th on the finish line.

Shwartzman is now 7th in the overall rankings after the French event.

Race 1

Race 2