2018 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup has started today in Paul Ricard. Max Fewtrell started from pole position, but he made a bad start which supposed losing the lead of the race in favor of Logan Sargeant. Behind them, Max Defourny, Alex Peroni and Richard Verschoor crashed.
Then, Sargeant and Fewtrell, both from R-ace GP escaped from Ye Yifei who was ruining third.
Completes points positions Lorenzo Colombo (JD Motorsport), Christian Lundgaard (MP Motorsport), Oscar Piastri (Arden), Neil Verhagen (Tech 1 Racing), Alexander Smolyar (Tech 1 Racing), Charles Milesi (R-ace GP) and Thomas Maxwell (JD Motorsport).
Logan Sargeant (R-ace GP):
“This is literally the perfect start to the season! I knew that it wasn’t going to be an easy challenge to beat Max. I was a bit lucky he made a poor start, which let me take the lead. Then, I just had to make sure I handled the pressure, avoiding any mistake and not being overtaken. That’s the most important part about being a race driver! Last year, I drove a Formula Renault here to gain experience. It helped, but the racing level is much higher in the Eurocup. Nevertheless, I don’t think being a rookie is a bad thing at all. It makes me want to beat those with greater experience even more!”
Max Fewtrell (R-ace GP):
“I want to first congratulate Logan for his superb race. We are under the same management and we were team mates for a few years in karting, so we’ve known each other for a long time. Can he be a threat this year? I think this race answered that question! As for my results, I am a bit gutted. With the numerous start procedures, I think we had a clutch problem. I don’t like looking for excuses, but we need to take a look at this. In any case, I’m delighted we scored a lot of points today for the team.”
Yifei Ye (Josef Kaufmann Racing):
“This morning, we were a bit unlucky in not setting best time in our group in qualifying for just 0.02s. So, I had to start from row two, but I picked up a position at the start. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the pace to battle with the two leaders, which could be due to tyre pressures. We were good during winter testing, so we will work hard to return to the top of the order. Tomorrow, I start on row one and I hope I have a better race!”