Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup: Just three laps of proper racing in Monte-Carlo
Sacha Fenestraz is the winner of the first ever race of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup at the street of Monte-Carlo. We can hardly call it a race because only three proper laps of racing were held because the race was red-flagged on Lap 8. Prior to that, Safety Car was leading the pack for opening two laps, than it was again deployed on Lap 4 for the next two laps and finally on Lap 8 the race was stopped after a collision of Harrison Scott and Gabriel Aubry.
The rainy day in Monaco caused the problems even before the race, with slight delay of the start. Sacha Fenestraz was on the pole position after Lando Norris, the fastest driver from qualifying, was penalized due to technical infringement. The second-fastest qualifier Ferdinand Habsurg had a grid penalty from the first race at Aragon, so he was moved to the third starting place.
After the race started in Lap 3, Fenestraz defended the lead while Habsburg made a great move before the Casino and took over the second place from Max Defourny. The race was then interrupted with Safety car after Bruno Baptista and Jehan Daruvala collided at the exit from tunnel. After the re-start, Defourny lost one more place from Dorian Boccolacci. Unfortunately for Boccolaci, when the race was stopped the final result was declared according to results before his overtaking manouvre, so Defourny gets the last podium spot.
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