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Maceo Capietto clears the opposition for Hungaroring win in French F4

by Ida Wood

Photo: Ida Wood

Maceo Capietto controlled the final French Formula 4 race of the weekend at the Hungaroring to move into second in the points.

Capietto leapt away from pole to escape the attacks of points leader Esteban Masson, who had started alongside him on the front row, and after having his mirrors full in the opening few laps he then started to pull away and finished the 13-lap race with an advantage of just under three seconds.

He actually backed off towards the end, with his lead having grown to 3.22s at one point.

Despite going off track in the middle of the race, Tasanpol Inthraphuvasak had established himself so comfortably in third place that he didn’t lose a position and he completed the podium.

Owen Tangavelou finished fourth, and Gael Julien stuck with him to finish fifth after top Junior classification driver Dario Cabanelas and race two winner Alessandro Giusti dropped back.

Cabanelas finished sixth, while Giusti fell to ninth behind Hugh Barter and Elliott Vayron despite the latter twice going off at turn four.

Angelina Favario pitted at the end of lap one and was classified a lap down after she came to a stop at turn one on the final lap. Daniel Ligier was also a lap down after an opening lap incident with Pierre-Alexandre Provost that is currently under investigation.

Race results (13 laps)

Pos Name Time
1 Maceo Capietto 23m23.484s
2 Esteban Masson +2.714s
3 Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak +5.267s
4 Owen Tangavelou +5.792s
5 Gael Julien +6.185s
6 Dario Cabanelas +12.391s
7 Hugh Barter +14.337s
8 Elliott Vayron +19.088s
9 Alessandro Giusti +20.616s
10 Noah Andy +20.712s
11 Pierre-Alexandre Provost +20.912s
12 Enzo Geraci +21.357s
13 Enzo Richer +29.214s
14 Angelina Favario +1 lap
Ret Daniel Ligier +1 lap
Fastest lap: Capietto, 1m47.291s

Championship standings
FIA   1 Masson 145   2 Capietto 112   3 Barter 109   4 Ligier 83   5 Julien 80   6 Tangavelou 68   7 Andy 49   8 Inthraphuvasak 40   9 Thanapongpan Sutumno 31   10 Adam Szydlowski 19
Junior   1 Cabanelas 169   2 Giusti 149   3 Geraci 106   4 Provost 96   5 Aiden Neate 92