Guillaume loses two (too) easy rookie victories Formula 3 Euro Series lived its third meeting in a row in Monaco. The category was, for the 40th time in history, a support race for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. There are great names in the winners...
Guillaume loses two (too) easy rookie victories
Formula 3 Euro Series lived its third meeting in a row in Monaco. The category was, for the 40th time in history, a support race for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. There are great names in the winners list, such as Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Henri Pescarolo, Ronnie Peterson, Alain Prost, Giancarlo Fisichella or Nick Heidfeld. Monaco came right after two strong results for Guillaume Moreau: 4th in Pau then 3rd in Spa, the Signature Rookie confirmed his great skills for street racing in Monaco. "It's a great place, and it's good to race here with all the Formula 1 stars and fans around."
First, he starred during the qualifying session to clinch the "Rookie pole position" and 10th place overall. Guillaume said: "It should have been better, because I was fast at the beginning, and the track was supposed to improve progressively. But Vettel stayed in my way when I was running my second set of tyres."
From Race 1, Guillaume got nothing but frustration. He was far above the rest of the Rookie drivers and chasing Gotz for 8th when a gearbox bearing failed at "Sainte-Devote" after 3 laps. In Monaco, the single qualifying session determined both races grid. From his 10th position on Saturday's grid, Guillaume could once again see all the other Rookies in his mirror, and but also the possibility to get into the Top 8 and score championship points.
"I made a good start, but Antinucci made an even better one. It is more difficult to overtake here than anywhere. Still, I decided to try at Mirabeau corner, but we came together."
As a result, Guillaume lost the leadership of the Rookie Cup...
"I could have scored 10 rookie points just staying out of trouble, like Guerrieri yesterday, who came home 17th overall! I am not interested in this kind of strategy. I don't want to be a backmarker, just to be Rookie champion. I want to fight at the front of the field."
At the moment, Guillaume is the best F3 beginner in the provisional Euro Series classification, and he is looking forward to racing in Zandvoort, Holland, where the famous "Masters" race will take place on June 11th and 12th.