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Moises de la Vara extends NACAM F4 lead in Mexico GP support races

by Ida Wood

Moises de la Vara extended his championship lead in the NACAM Formula 4 races supporting the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix.

De la Vara, who drives for the Esteban Gutierrez-linked Scuderia Martiga and is in his third season of F4, finished fifth and first in the two races, with Prop Car Racing driver Igor Fraga winning the other, sharing the wins just as they did in the opening two races last month.

Fraga, who is the 2017 F3 Brasil Academy champion and also one of the finalists in the inaugural Formula 1 eSports competition, recovered from problems in qualifying to take pole, with?Alexandra Mohnhaupt alongside him on the front row and de la Vara’s team-mate Sergio da Silveira behind them in third. De la Vara qualified last, having been unable to set a time during the session.

The first race was close, with Fraga just holding off Mohnhaupt to take his second victory of the season. RPL Racing driver Santiago Lozano was third, ahead of Martiga pair da Silveira and de la Vera.

In the second race de la Vera was dominant, taking a remarkable nine second victory over his team-mate, with third placed Jose Manuel Vilalta a staggering 17 seconds further back.

After early contact with Mohnhaupt damaged his front wing, Fraga could only manage seventh, almost a minute back, and is now seven points behind de la Vara in the standings.

British F4 driver Manuel Sulaiman did not attend the meeting, having previously announced he would enter with the British JHR Developments team, and use his usual British F4 chassis.

Results round-up
Race 1 (13 laps)
1 Igor Fraga Prop Car Racing 26m28.785s
2 Alexandra Mohnhaupt MomoF4 +0.853s
3 Santiago Lozano RPL Racing +1.770s
4 Sergio da Silveira Scuderia Martiga EG +1.995s
5 Moises de la Vara Scuderia Martiga EG +4.118s
6 Jose Manuel Vilalta Prop Car Racing +5.220s
7 Michael Santos Ram Racing +5.532s
8 Manuel Cabrera RPL Racing +5.714s
9 Inigo Leon MomoF4 +6.632s
10 Emiliano Jauregui Ram Racing +7.190s
Pole: Fraga, 1m46.040s
Fastest Lap: Fraga, 1m46.790s

Race 2 (15 laps)
1 de la Vara 26m41.305s
2 da Silveira +9.456s
3 Vilalta +26.908s
4 Cabrera +41.613s
5 Santos +48.192s
6 Sergio Martinez Marepsi +52.526s
7 Fraga +54.784s
8 Daniel Forcadell easy-shop.com +54.988s
9 Jauregui +55.879s
10 Mariano Martinez RPL Racing +1m01.216s
FL: de la Vara, 1m46.098s

Championship Standings
1 de la Vara 78? ?2 Fraga 71? ?3 Mohnhaupt 51? ?4 Lozano 39? ?5 da Silveira 30? ?6 Santos 28? ?7 Vilalta 23? ?8 Jorge Herrera 20? ?9 Cabrera 16? ?10 Juan Jose Diaz 16