Ezequiel Montero has returned to winning ways after edging Cory Mackey to victory in Montreal. The Argentinian had to settle for second during qualifying after Osvaldo Angelone grabbed his third Pole Position of the season. Angelone's run would end prematurely before the start of the race when his Red Bull was hit with an electronics issue that the team could not fix in time before the green light. Montero inherited the Pole Position from Angelone and that also meant Mackey would move up to the front row. The start of the race gave us a fierce fight between Mackey and Montero for the lead on the run down to turn 1 with Mackey slightly ahead, but it was Montero who ended up holding his place and never let it go. The Renault driver held the lead for 65 laps while Mackey was always close behind just finishing the race in second by a mere 7 tenths of a second behind. Third place was up for grabs during the entire race with a four-way fight between Ivan Georgiev, Richard Haynie, Argenis Riera, and Richard Walcott. Everybody was cheering for Haynie when he found himself in third and with a good chance of finishing in that position, but a late mistake on his final pit-stop saw him speeding in the pit-lane and that meant an automatic 10-second stop/go penalty which ultimately cost him the podium. At the end of the race, it was the second Ferrari driver, Ivan Georgiev, who secured yet another podium finish. Argenis Riera finally obtained a good result finishing just half a second behind Georgiev.
Montero has now reduced his gap to Mackey on the Drivers Championship to just 11 points while Georgiev moved again up to third after having dropped momentarily to fifth. On the Teams Championship, Ferrari once again had a double-podium finish extending their lead to Renault to 54 points. The Italian team certainly look set to clinch their first title in SRHF1's history.
We will now travel back to Europe and return to French soil with the SRHF1 2018 French Grand Prix from the Circuit Paul Ricard, a new track for everyone. Who will end up with Pole Position? Who will top the podium? Stay tuned to find out in two weeks time.
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