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Iwasa completes another French F4 double at Paul Ricard

by Peter Allen

Ayumu Iwasa added to his French Formula 4 Championship lead with his sixth win in four rounds in the third and final race at Paul Ricard.

Starting from pole position, Iwasa was challenged into the first corner of the race by his fellow Honda junior Ren Sato who drove around his outside to claim the lead.

Iwasa claimed the lead back down the inside of Sato into Saint-Baume, and Isack Hadjar followed him past into second place.

Hadjar stayed within around one second of Iwasa for the duration of the race but couldn’t challenge for the win.

Sato finished four second further back in third, leaving Iwasa with a 36-point lead in the championship.

Rafael Villagomez matched his best result to-date in fourth place while Sami Meguetounif made the only in-race overtake of any significance to beat Valentino Catalano to fifth.

Loris Cabirou, Romain Leroux, Owen Tangavelou and Ivan Peklin rounded out the top 10.

Race results (11 laps)
Pos Driver Time
1 Ayumu Iwasa 23m45.252s
2 Isack Hadjar +0.752s
3 Ren Sato +4.492s
4 Rafael Villagomez +5.291s
5 Sami Meguetounif +7.782s
6 Valentino Catalano +9.615s
7 Loris Cabirou +15.628s
8 Romain Leroux +17.850s
9 Owen Tangavelou +22.696s
10 Ivan Peklin +24.693s
11 Daniel Ligier +32.015s
12 Etienne Cheli +32.603s
13 Noah Andy +33.730s
14 Yash Aradhya +35.625s
Fastest lap: Hadjar, 2m08.384s

Championship standings
 Iwasa 215   2 Sato 179   Hadjar 120   4 Catalano 93   5 Marijn Kremers 83   6 Villagomez 80   7 Meguetounif 77   8 Leroux 71   9 Peklin 50   10 Cabirou 53