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Moineault wins straightforward French F4 race in Hungary

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Jean-Yves Faulin

Photo: Jean-Yves Faulin

French F4 pre-season favorite Valentin Moineault reclaimed the championship lead with an easy win in race one at the Hungaroring.

Moineault started on pole and led all 12 laps, completing the race with a 3.7s lead over Russian driver Nikita Troitskiy.

Troitskiy, who skipped the most recent round to race in SMP F4, returned to claim his third consecutive second-place finish in the series.

Former points leader Sacha Fenestraz will keep well in touch with Moineault after this race, having finished on the podium, ahead of Julien Andlauer and Alexey Korneev.

Simo Laaksonen was sixth, leading Julien Darras and Giuliano Alesi.

Having started fourth, Gabriel Aubry was down to the back of the pack on lap one. He fought through the field before getting stuck behind Louis Gachot, but that proved enough for tenth and reverse-grid pole for race two.

Race results
Pos. Driver Time/Gap
1 Valentin Moineault 12 laps
2 Nikita Troitskiy +3.681
3 Sacha Fenestraz +5.975
4 Julien Andlauer +8.542
5 Alexey Korneev +9.513
6 Simo Laaksonen +15.800
7 Julien Andlauer +16.742
8 Giuliano Alesi +17.243
9 Louis Gachot +18.567
10 Gabriel Aubry +18.923
11 Nerses Isaakyan +23.322
12 Reuben Kressner +23.690
13 Hugo Sugnot-Darniche +24.374
14 Ye Yifei +27.196
15 Kami Laliberte +32.315
16 Michael Benyahia +32.731
17 Jose Sierra +36.150
Not classified
Theophile Senegas +3 laps
Axel Matus +7 laps