Leclerc claims double win at Monza
Charles Leclerc claimed a double win at Monza, in the fifth round of the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS. After having seized Race 1 on Saturday (first ever win for him in singleseaters), the young driver racing for Fortec Motorsports also dominated Race 2. Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) missed the podium but could still cheer of a fourth and sixth place.
Race 2 proved to be extremely exciting with the fight for top positions that involved several drivers like Matevos Isaakyan (JD Motorsport) second under the chequered flag, but chased till the very last meters by both Dario Capitanio (BVM Racing) and Alessio Rovera (Cram Motorsport), with the latter that took third overall. Once more a positive result for Pietro Fittipaldi (MGR Motorsport), who raced convincingly in Race 1 even if slowed down but a technical issue, at took fifth in Race 2.
Today, as yesterday, my start was not perfect. My pace was good though and thus I could managed to defend the leadership. This is a weekend to remember and I’ve even partially closed the gap on de Vries. – were Leclerc’s words after the second race. The engine of the Leclerc’s car will undergo further investigation in Oreca and so the result is still pending.
The Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS will be back on the 6-7 September weekend on the Italian Mugello track.
Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS - Drivers' standings after rounds 9-10
|1||Nyck de Vries||NED||Koiranen GP||200|
|2||Charles Leclerc||MON||Fortec Motorsports||130|
|3||Matevos Isaakyan||RUS||JD Motorsport||122|
|4||George Russell||GBR||Koiranen GP||77|
|5||Simon Gachet||FRA||Arta Engineering||68|
|6||Alessio Rovera||ITA||Cram Motorsport||65|
|7||Dario Capitanio||ITA||BVM Racing||45|
|8||Luke Chudleigh||CAN||Tech 1 Racing||36|
|9||Ben Barnicoat||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||32|
|10||Sebastien Morris||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||31|