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Fenestraz wins in Paul Ricard - Ye on P2 - Leeds without points


Free practice: Fenestraz was one of the quickest drivers on track. P1 and P2 in both sessions. Ye was P2 and P7 while Leeds was a bit off the pace on P22 and P23.

Qualifying: Friday evening saw all Kaufmann Drivers in Group A. Fenestraz was dominating the session to set the fastest time P1.Ye was on P5 and Leeds on P13.

Grid for Race 2: Fenestraz P2 - Ye P10 - Leeds P26.

Saturday morning it was again Fenestraz who set the fastest time in his Group A. This time he was fast enough to take overall Pole Position as well. Ye on a strong P3 and Leeds improved on P10.

Grid for Race 1: Fenestraz on Pole Position – Ye P5 – Leeds P19.

Race 1: Leeds drove a good race and was able to improve himself on P18. Ye as well drove a very good race. The young Chinese was able to keep up the speed at the front and was fighting for the podium spot. In the end he finished on P3 but due to a penalty for a driver infront he was promoted to P2 in the final classification. In the lead, Fenestraz took advantage of his Pole Position and pulled away a bit from the field. After a last minute Safety Car, Fenestraz kept control at the Re-Start. Entering into the second part of the chicane on the back straight, the driver in second place tried an impossible overtaking manoveur on Fenestraz, touched his rear wheel and Fenestraz´s car jumped into the air and flipped over. The car was laying upside down and Fenestraz was still inside. Thanks to the Rescue Team Fenestraz could walk away unhurt after this big accident.

Race 2: On Sunday morning Leeds again was able to improve his position to finish again P 18. Ye, who started from P10 showed once more a good race pace to finish 8. Fenestraz, who started with a brand new overnight rebuild car, stayed on second place for the first lap. Afer that he tried to put the leader under pressure, but couldn´t find a way past and finished on a fantastic P 2 after that horrible incident the day before. Finally Fenestraz was promoted to be the winner of the race, as there was a technical non-conformity found on the winners car.