Ezequiel Montero has now made it two in a row after winning the very first SRHF1 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard. Qualifying gave us a new Pole Position face with Ivan Georgiev setting his best lap of the week during Q2 by more than three tenths faster than second place. The start of the race showed a team move by Ferrari when Georgiev tried to hold off Montero while Mackey made up 4 places to take the lead of the race after a blistering start. The race gave us multiple leaders with Acosta leading a single lap, Angelone leading 17, Mackey leading 11, and ultimately the race winner Montero with 24 laps led. Cory Mackey would end up the race in second just 2.7 seconds behind the Argentinian while Osvaldo Angelone would round up the podium with a third-place finish 15 seconds off the pace.
This race marked the debut of two new drivers, Daniel Sara from USA and Theodoros Eziroglou from Greece. Sara managed to start the race in 5th and finish in the same position whilst taking him the Fastest Lap trophy. Eziroglou, on the other hand, didn't have the smoothest of races when he qualified in 9th but was forced to have an engine change prior to the race start which relegated him to last place. During the race, he made numerous overtakes but was also involved in a few incidents. After the race, the officials had to disqualify the Greek for a breach in the tire regulations when the SRHF1 team decided to fit his driver with a set of the soft compound for the start of the race after having qualified on super-softs.
The Drivers Championship is now closer than ever with Mackey just 4 points ahead of Montero. On the Teams Championship side, Ferrari have a comanding lead ahead of Renault with a 59 point advantage over the French team.
Next up, the second race of the triple-header, the SRHF1 2018 Austrian Grand Prix from the Red Bull Ring. Will we see a new race winner? Will the Drivers Championship lead change after this? Stay tuned for more!
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