Formula Renault at Spa: Two wins for Fenestraz, one triumph for Aubry
Fenestraz took the wins in Race 1 on Saturday and Race 3 on Sunday while Aubry triumphed in Race 2 on Saturday. Fenestraz came to Spa as the leader in the championship standings and left Belgium with increased gap over the closest rivals.
In the first race, driven at foggy Spa, there were no racing in a fact. Due to fog in several corners, the race began behind the safety car. The conditions improved slightly, but not enough to allow the race to get underway. The red flag was shown after three laps and half points were awarded. Sacha Fenestraz was on pole and he inherited a win, ahead of Robert Shwartzman (R-ace GP) and Yifei Ye (Josef Kaufmann Racing).
On the Saturday afternoon, the conditions were better. Gabriel Aubry took top honors in the second race ahead of Max Defourny (R-ace GP) and Sacha Fenestraz. Aubry stole the lead from poleman Fenestraz during the opening lap, which was interrupted by the Safety Car intervention. After the restart, Aubry held off attacks from Fenestraz. On the penultimate lap, Max Defourny surprised Fenestraz and jumped to P2.
In the third race, on Sunday morning, Sacha Fenestraz led from lights to flag, scoring his sixth win of the season. He won the race ahead of main title rivals Will Palmer and Max Defourny.
After nine rounds, Fenestraz will enter season’s finale in Barcelona (October 28-29) with 52.5 points more on his account than second-placed Palmer. Defourny is third, further 28 points behind Palmer. In the rookie standings, Max Fewtrell has 18 points points more than Dan Ticktum.
Photos: Eric Vargiolu/DPPI/Renault Sport,