France’s Sacha Fenestraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing) and Gabriel Aubry (Tech 1 Racing) have won the first two races of the Formula Renault Eurocup held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. This morning, the leader in the general classification was victorious in the fog ahead of Robert Shwartzman (R-ace GP) and Yifei Ye (Josef Kaufmann Racing). This afternoon, Gabriel Aubry took top honors ahead of Max Defourny (R-ace GP) and Sacha Fenestraz. Yifei Ye (Josef Kaufmann Racing) and Renault Sport Academy driver Max Fewtrell (Tech 1 Racing) shared the spoils among the rookies. While five drivers remain in contention for the driver’s title, R-ace GP has clinched its first title in the Team’s category.
Fenestraz in the fog
Saturday morning, Sacha Fenestraz started from pole ahead of Robert Shwartzman and Yifei Ye. Due to fog in several corners, the race began behind the safety car. The conditions improved slightly, but not enough to allow the race to get underway. The red flag was shown and half points were awarded.
Sacha Fenestraz took the win ahead of Robert Shwartzman. Third place Yifei Ye picked up his fourth victory of the season among the rookies. Max Defourny, Max Fewtrell and Gabriel Aubry were followed by Red Bull Junior Team drivers Richard Verschoor (MP Motorsport) and Neil Verhagen (MP Motorsport). Will Palmer (R-ace GP) and Thomas Randle (AVF by Adrián Vallés) complete the top ten.
Aubry back on top
In the afternoon, Sacha Fenestraz kept his lead from pole at turn one, but Gabriel Aubry used the slip stream to take the lead before the intervention of the safety car provoked by Gilles Magnus (R-ace GP).
Gabriel Aubry calmly held on to the lead before having to fend off the attacks coming from Sacha Fenestraz, who in turn was surprised on the penultimate lap by Max Defourny, who moved up from seventh on the grid.
Gabriel Aubry went on for his third victory of the season ahead of Max Defourny and Sacha Fenestraz. Fourth to cross the line, Robert Schwartzman received a 25-second penalty for overtaking during the safety car period. Max Fewtrell inherited fourth place, finishing ahead of and Thomas Randle. Will Palmer and Yifei Ye Neil Verhagen and Henrique Chaves and Jarno Opmeer (MP Motorsport) picked up the final points on offer.