EU 2.0: Series Estoril race one report

Lancaster all the way Having started from pole position, Jon Lancaster (SG Formula) notched up his second Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race win today. His teammate Charles Pic finished in second place, while Brendon Hartley (Epsilon Red Bull)...

Lancaster all the way

Having started from pole position, Jon Lancaster (SG Formula) notched up his second Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race win today. His teammate Charles Pic finished in second place, while Brendon Hartley (Epsilon Red Bull) took third to move one step closer to the title. Pic now lies second in the overall standings.

Despite an agitated pack, the first few bends were incident-free. Lancaster preserved his lead over his teammate Charles Pic and, at the end of the opening lap, the two SG drivers were followed by Brendon Hartley, Henki Waldschmidt (Prema Powerteam), Jaime Alguersuari and Mika Mäki (Epsilon Red Bull), who made a mess of his start.

Frank Kechele (Motopark Academy), Mihai Marinescu (District Racing), Alexandre Marsoin (SG Formula) and Roberto Merhi (Jenzer Motorsport) were the other drivers in the top ten at this stage.

On lap 2, Merhi moved past Marsoin into ninth place. The Frenchman then dropped back a further four places, allowing Oliver Turvey (Jenzer Motorsport) to sneak into the top 10.

Out in front, Jon Lancaster opened up a considerable lead over Pic and Hartley. A little further back, Waldschmidt found himself under pressure from Alguersuari and Mäki. But despite incessant attacks from the Epsilon Red Bull drivers, the Dutchman was able to cling on to his fourth place.

Oliver Turvey, in contrast, could not hold off Nelson Panciatici (Boutsen Energy Racing) and dropped out of the top ten.

Stefano Coletti (Epsilon Red Bull), who had to serve a drive-through penalty today for his role in a collision at Magny-Cours, retired late in the race, and so comes away with no points.

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-credit: wsbyrenault.com

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Stefano Coletti , Brendon Hartley , Oliver Turvey , Mihai Marinescu , Alexandre Marsoin , Charles Pic , Jaime Alguersuari , Jon Lancaster , Roberto Merhi , Nelson Panciatici , Frank Kechele
Teams Jenzer Motorsport