AP: Zhuhai race one notes

Hanss Lin wins as Kenneth Chan stalled at start Chinese Taipei's Hanss Lin won his first ever race at the Zhuhai International Circuit after pre-race favourite and pole sitter Kenneth Chan stalled on the grid. Hanss Lin, who went to the La ...

Hanss Lin wins as Kenneth Chan stalled at start

Chinese Taipei's Hanss Lin won his first ever race at the Zhuhai International Circuit after pre-race favourite and pole sitter Kenneth Chan stalled on the grid.

Hanss Lin, who went to the La Filiere racing school in France, won the race convincingly from the off, holding off Shanghai driver Jiang Tengyi and Hong Kong veteran Henry Lee. But most people were left to wonder what might have been had fellow La Filiere graduate Kenneth Chan not stalled on the grid after becoming the only man to set a time below 1 minute 37 seconds in qualifying.

Kenneth Chan fought back to a credible 7th place and set the fastest lap of the race, 1 min 37.021 seconds.

Hanss Lin was understandably happy after the race, this is his third straight win in a row in the Asian Formula Renault Championship. "I was lucky because Kenneth Chan stalled on the grid at the start. That made the race easy for me."

Second placed Jiang Tengyi said, "The competition in Asia is not as fierce as I have experienced in Italy, but it is still good to finish in second." When asked about his chances in the A1 GP driver evaluation, again with a Formula Renault car, he said, "Well, everybody in the driver evaluation knows the Zhuhai Circuit very well, so my second place today will not give me any advantages at all."

It has been a while since Henry Lee was last on the podium in Zhuhai, to this Henry Lee said, "Actually it is good to come to Zhuhai and to meet all the people, it is comfortable for me to come here. It is like coming home."

The 4th round of the Asian Formula Renault Championship will be held at 14:15 on Sunday (May 8) afternoon.

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Tengyi Jiang