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Arthur Rougier wins all three Spa races to increase French F4 lead

by Peter Allen
Arthur Rougier

Photo: FFSA Academy

Arthur Rougier won all three French Formula 4 races at Spa-Francorchamps to increase his championship advantage over Victor Martins.

Rougier claimed pole in qualifying by 0.71 seconds over Pierre-Alexander Jean and Martins, who set identical times, and managed to pull away during the first race, winning by 4.3 seconds.

Jean, who started fourth with the grid set by second-best times, finished in second ahead of Javier Gonzalez and Martins, with early second-place runner?Jean-Baptiste Mela gradually pushed back to fifth.

Rougier had to come from 10th on the reversed-grid to win the second encounter, making up four places on the first lap and moving to second by lap three.

He then grabbed the lead away from second-place starter Stuart White just before the safety car was called for a collision?between pole-sitter Thomas Drouet and Christian Munoz at La Source.

After the restart, White and Mela made contact, promoting Martins into second place while Florian Venturi managed to complete the podium from 12th early on, passing Jean and Gonzalez late on.

In race three, Martins grabbed the lead at the start but Rougier remained close and the pair fought throughout the race and traded places, with Rougier eventually winning out and increasing his points lead to 36.

Gonzalez completed the podium in front of fourth-row starters Venturi and Munoz.