Formula Renault Eurocup: Defourny and Fenestraz winners at Le Castellet
Max Defourny (R-ace GP) and Sacha Fenestraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing) are the winners of two Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup races at Circuit Paul Ricard, in the eigtht round of the season. For Defourny, it’s his first win of the season while Fenestraz triumphed for the fourth time to extend his lead in the championship standings.
In the first race, Max Defourny inherited the win after a last lap incident between Robert Shwartzman (R-ace GP) and pole winner Sacha Fenestraz. They collided when figthing for the lead, sending Fenestraz into the air. His car ended the race upside down while Shwartzman reached the finish, but he received drive-through penalty that was converted into a 25-second penalty, putting him to 23rd place. Max Defourny took the win ahed of Yifei Ye and Will Palmer.
In Sunday’s race, Robert Shwartzman was again the first to cross the finish line but he was stripped of his victory following technical verifications. Championship leader Sacha Fenestraz inherited the victory ahead of Max Defourny and Gabriel Aubry (Tech 1 Racing). Red Bull Junior Team driver Daniel Ticktum (Arden Motorsport) takes top honours among the rookies.