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Fenestraz records another straighforward win at Pau

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
French F4

Photo: Serge Cortay

Sacha Fenestraz has claimed his third victory in French F4 from pole position at Pau.

The Frenchman controlled the final race of the round, keeping fellow standings frontrunner Valentin Moineault at a safe distance.

Fenestraz never seemed under much threat for first, maintaining a lead of one second and a half.

Behind the leading duo, Guiliano Alesi passed Gabriel Aubry off the start to take third, while Julien Darras moved up to fifth, only to lose ground with a spin in turn two.

When Simo Laaksonen passed Julien Andlauer for sixth four laps in, Andlauer ended up going off and bringing out the safety car.

It was of little consequence for Fenestraz or Moineault, but the restart did allow Aubry to reclaim third and complete the podium behind them.

Alesi held off Reuben Kressner and Laaksonen for fourth, while Hugo Sugnot-Darniche led Axel Matus, Kami Laliberte and Michael Benyahia.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Sacha Fenestraz 18 laps
2 Valentin Moineault +1.621
3 Gabriel Aubry +4.511
4 Giuliano Alesi +9.839
5 Reuben Kressner +10.016
6 Simo Laaksonen +11.018
7 Hugo Sugnot-Darniche +20.237
8 Axel Matus +22.377
9 Kami Laliberte +22.638
10 Michael Benyahia +23.084
11 Jose Sierra +29.080
12 Theophile Senegas +47.902
Not classified
Louis Gachot +10 laps
Julien Darras +10 laps
Ye Yifei +13 laps
Julien Andlauer +14 laps