Monaco: James Walker race report

WALKER SCORES IN MONACO WITH PODIUM FINISH James Walker finished this morning's Formula Renault 3.5 race at Monaco in third place, taking a fantastic podium finish in the most prestigious of the World Series by Renault events. He started the...

WALKER SCORES IN MONACO WITH PODIUM FINISH

James Walker finished this morning's Formula Renault 3.5 race at Monaco in third place, taking a fantastic podium finish in the most prestigious of the World Series by Renault events.

He started the race from second on the grid, the side that has less grip than the pole position side. Slipping behind Oliver Turvey on pole and third placed Adrian Zaugg, James set off around the streets of Monte Carlo in pursuit of the leaders.

James chased Zaugg and Turvey hard for the entire race but it is practically impossible to pass at Monaco unless the driver in front makes a mistake and the circuit is unforgiving if you go off the racing line. His third place finish has earned him more valuable points on a day when Championship-leader, Marcos Martinez, failed to finish.

"I am absolutely delighted to have finished on the podium at Monaco," said James. "When you are chasing a championship every point counts so if you can't get the win a podium is a good substitute. After winning at Spa and then getting a good result here we're getting used to success and that's a great feeling. I felt proud to be from Jersey today as I have had great support from the island for this race, with Jersey people here to witness the result. We've also had some good F1 meetings too. My target remains to be Jersey's first F1 driver."

James will be back behind the wheel of the P1 Motorsport car in just two weeks' time at the Hungaroring in Budapest.

-credit: jameswalkermotorsport.com

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers James Walker , Marcos Martinez , Adrian Zaugg , Oliver Turvey