French Formula 4 junior champion Victor Bernier beat the outright title-winner Hadrien David in the final race of the season at Paul Ricard to claim his maiden overall victory.
David kept the lead at the start from pole position under attack from fellow front-row starter Bernier, who in turn had to fend off third-placed Nicky Hays later around the opening lap.
Bernier then overtook David for the lead down the back straight on lap two and was able to pull away thereafter, finishing up 5.97 seconds clear as he secured fourth in the overall standings.
Hays dropped away from David and was passed in consecutive laps mid-race by Gillian Henrion and Isack Hadjar.
Henrion went after David and caught him on the final lap, the pair racing side-by-side to the finish line where David held on by just 0.045s.
Jules Mettetal passed Enzo Valente for sixth at the final corner late on, with debutant Sami Meguetounif taking eighth ahead of Simon Ohlin and Mikkel Grundtvig.
David’s title rival Reshad de Gerus finished a torrid final weekend point-less in 14th place.
|1||Victor Bernier||10 laps|
|14||Reshad de Gerus||+28.633s|
|Ret||Sten van der Henst|
|Fastest lap: Bernier, 2m14.994s
FIA? ?1 David 268.5? ?2 de Gerus 240.5? ?3 Hays 189? ?4 Henrion 155? ? 5 Valente 147? ?6 Spenle 130? ?7 White 123.5? ?8 van der Henst 115? ?9 Mettetal 92? ?10 Gazil 87
Junior? 1 Bernier 330.5? ?2 Hadjar 282? ?3 Pallot 253.5