Eurocup Formula Renault - Shwartzman wins season-opening race at Monza
Robert Shwartzman of R-ace GP team won the 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series season-opening race at Monza.
The Russian teenager started from pole position and kept his lead in the race, followed by Gabriel Aubry and Will Palmer who was impressive during the practice. Soon after the start, the safety car was deployed after the accident between two cars and stayed on the track for three laps.
When the race was restarted, Sacha Fenestraz of Josef Kaufmann Racing did a great job and moved up to the 2md position and was close to the leader but on lap 7 the safety car was deployed again when two cars stopped at Turn 1 after the incident.
The race officials soon after decided that there won’t be another restart and all cars went to parc ferme. Shwartzman scored a victory while Fenestraz and Aubry (Tech 1 Racing) completed the podium.
The Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race 2 at Monza will go on Sunday 12.40 CET.