F2 Magny-Cours Race 1

It was wet in Magny-Cours for the race this afternoon. Alex Brundle had taken pole, and shot off into the lead before being reeled back later by Christopher Zanella – who won – and Tobias Hegewald – who came second. But compared to his Silverstone experience, it was a great weekend for the young Brit who shoots from 24th to 8th in the F2 championship.
The conditions caused plenty of drivers to spin off, and James Cole slumped to finish 18th. Mihai Marinescu spun out very early on and was unable to continue, with the same happening to Plamen Kralev. Jon Lancaster, however, improved to finish 7th and take home 6 points. With no pit stops in the championship, it was down to the drivers to keep their wet tyres going on a track that wasn’t quite where it could be, and with slow lap times all the way through it was no surprise that the race was cut short: 40 minutes instead of 24 laps because each lap was just under the 2-minute mark.
So Miki Monras leads the championship on 52 points, having finished fourth in the race, with Mirko Bortolotti second on 51 after finishing sixth. Christopher Zanella’s win jumps him up to third, with 46 points only 6 away from the lead. This one is going to be close. The full standings championship standing as usual has been updated in the link above, but subject to change depending on penalties.

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