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Hadrien David wins four-lap French F4 race at Hungaroring

by Bethonie Waring

Hadrien David claimed a dominant victory in the opening French Formula 4 race at the Hungaroring, shortened by a red flag.

David came under pressure from Nicky Hays on the opening lap but, after a brief safety car period, he stormed away from the rest of the field.

Over the next handful of laps, David built a gap of more than 4.5 seconds before another safety car was brought out as a number of drivers fell off the track in the worsening weather. Rather then release the drivers, organisers then decided to stop the race entirely.

David?s title rival Reshad de Gerus took third after a close battle with Junior driver Victor Bernier.

Bernier had started from the front row of the grid, but fell backwards off the line. After the early safety car, he tried to put up a defence against de Gerus but was soon demoted to fourth.

Evan Spenle was next on Bernier?s tail. The pair ran side-by-side for several corners, but Bernier was able to hang on to fourth. Ugo Gazil took sixth ahead of Jules Mettetal.

Enzo Valente spent the closing stages of the race leading a four-way fight for eighth. Sten van der Henst was running on Valente?s tail, with Gillian Henrion and Stuwie White not far behind.

Valente managed to hold onto eighth, while Gillian Henrion pipped van der Henst to ninth, but not before an incident with Vladislav Lomko early in the race. The pair came together on the opening lap, and Lomko was left stranded at the side of the track, prompting the safety car.

Bernier’s Junior rivals Isack Hadjar and Paul-Adrien Pallot were last of the finishers.


Race results
Pos Driver Time
1 Hadrien David 4 laps
2 Nicky Hays +2.492s
3 Reshad de Gerus +4.274s
4 Victor Bernier +5.109s
5 Evan Spenle +5.143s
6 Ugo Gazil +5.936s
7 Jules Mettetal +6.504s
8 Enzo Valente +8.476s
9 Gillian Henrion +8.814s
10 Sten Van der Henst +8.829s
11 Stuwie White +9.050s
12 Simon Ohlin +9.373s
13 Mathis Poulet +9.754s
14 Pierre-Francois Duriani +10.200s
15 Mikkel Grundtvig +10.780s
16 Valdemar Eriksen +11.284s
17 Bryson Lew +11.553s
17 Isack Hadjar +11.840s
17 Paul-Adrien Pallot +13.827s
Ret Vladislav Lomko
Pole: David, 1m51.108s? ? ? Fastest lap: David, 1m59.610s

Championship standings
David 176? ?2 de Gerus 174? ?3 White 114? ?4 Hays 112? ?5 Henrion 112? ?6 Valente 107? ?7 Van der Henst 65? ?8 Gazil 61? ?9 Spenle 57? ?10 Mettetal 45

Junior standings? ?1 Hadjar 218? ?2 Bernier 208? ?3 Pallot 164