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Le Coq scores maiden win, Hubert ensures title

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: DPPI

Having been denied his title celebrations earlier today, Anthoine Hubert finally cemented himself as the 2013 French F4 champion in race two at Ledenon, which was won by Tom Le Coq.

Reverse-grid poleman Remy Deguffroy maintained the lead over the opening lap, but soon ended up losing first to fellow front row starter Le Coq. Deguffroy would then spend the remainder of the race on Le Coq’s heels, but, despite the overtake seeming imminent at some point, it never materialized.

As such, Le Coq held on to the win, with Deguffroy taking his first podium in the series in second.

Neal van Vaerenbergh overtook Paul Hokfelt in the beginning of the race and held on to the position at the flag. Championship hopeful Jules Gounon attempted to follow through, but made contact with Hokfelt, sending the latter to the back of the race and receiving a subsequent drive-through penalty.

With Gounon looking at no points, Hubert was guaranteed to become the series champion by the end of the race. However, the Frenchman still produced a fighting drive, which culminated in him overtaking Tristan Viidas for fourth on the final lap.

Dennis Anoschin overhauled Felix Hirsiger for sixth, with Matevos Isaakyan finishing closely behind the duo in eighth. Kirill Karpov picked up ninth, while Marco de Peretti fought his way up to tenth after a lap one incident.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Tom Le Coq 14 laps in 20:05.691
2 Remy Deguffroy +0.593
3 Neal van Vaerenbergh +1.134
4 Anthoine Hubert +1.513
5 Tristan Viidas +2.495
6 Dennis Anoschin +3.674
7 Felix Hirsiger +4.588
8 Matevos Isaakyan +6.015
9 Kirill Karpov +15.421
10 Marco de Peretti +16.180
11 Ivan Kostyukov +16.542
12 Paul Hokfelt +20.131
13 Florian Pottier +21.376
14 Jules Gounon +22.858
15 Amaury Rossero +24.415
16 Sidhant Panda +26.456
17 Amaury Richard +34.677
18 Severin Amweg +35.037
19 Lucile Cypriano +35.212
20 Kang Ling +35.419
Not classified
Simo Muhonen +2 laps