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Hubert converts race one pole to victory at Paul Ricard

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: DPPI

Photo: DPPI

French F4 champion Anthoine Hubert took his tenth victory of the season in race one of the final round at Paul Ricard.

The young Frenchman got off to a good start and confidently maintained the lead on the opening lap. Meanwhile, fellow front row starter Ivan Kostyukov didn’t enjoy the best getaway off the line, and wound up letting a number of cars through, with Dennis Anoschin taking over in second.

The race stabilized from that point on, as Hubert held on to first, despite an ever-present Anoschin behind. With not many developments throughout the race for the top two, they ran in formation until the checkered flag.

Frontrunner Jules Gounon enjoyed a terrific opening lap, slotting into fourth, and then took the final podium position with an overtake on Tom Le Coq on lap three. Le Coq eventually wound up sixth, also falling behind Felix Hirsiger and Matevos Isaakyan.

Kostyukov finished seventh, while Frenchmen Marco de Peretti, Remy Deguffroy and Amaury Rossero completed the top ten.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Anthoine Hubert 14 laps in 20:29.951
2 Dennis Anoschin +1.019
3 Jules Gounon +1.620
4 Felix Hirsiger +2.785
5 Matevos Isaakyan +5.197
6 Tom Le Coq +8.050
7 Ivan Kostyukov +8.577
8 Marco de Peretti +9.213
9 Remy Deguffroy +9.391
10 Amaury Rossero +12.017
11 Simo Muhonen +13.507
12 Neal van Vaerenbergh +13.574
13 Amaury Richard +14.419
14 Sidhant Panda +17.302
15 Kirill Karpov +17.608
16 Tristan Viidas +18.722
17 Severin Amweg +19.860
Not classified
Kang Ling +4 laps