WEC: Andrea Caldarelli Magny-Cours summary

Caldarelli gets back to victory at Magny-Cours G Formula's Andrea Caldarelli experienced a really positive weekend at Magny-Cours. After scoring a number of podium finishes in the recent WEC and Eurocup F.Renault races, the Italian, part of the...

Caldarelli gets back to victory at Magny-Cours

G Formula's Andrea Caldarelli experienced a really positive weekend at Magny-Cours. After scoring a number of podium finishes in the recent WEC and Eurocup F.Renault races, the Italian, part of the Toyota Driver Program, cruised to win on last weekend's Race 2. On the French racetrack he also took 4th place on Race 1, rounding a good score in the penultimate round of the West European Championship. After taking a front row spot by beating Albert Costa and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo in qualifying, Caldarelli had a great start, attac- king pole-sitter Roberto Mehri immediately but having to yield at T1. At Adelaide, he also lost third place to Costa, finding himself in third in front of Ricciardo, Vautier and Vergne, but never gave up. Mehri took advantage from the battle for 2nd and pulled away, but was slowed down by a technical problem on the last lap of. Costa inherited the lead, but a bold and classy move by Caldarelli at the final corner earned the Italian his second win of the season. Thanks to the podium finish, Mehri passed Ricciardo atop the standings, while Caldarelli trim- med his gap in third place. Andrea will be now back on-track for the 4th straight weekend at Barcelona, in the final round of both the F.Renault WEC and Eurocup.

"I was really looking forward to a moment like this since a long time. I made a good start, but a small mistake allowed Mehri and Costa to move on. I stayed behind Costa all-day long, trying to put more pressure on his shoulders. On the last lap, when we caught Mehri, I decided to take some more risks, because I wanted to win so much. I couldn't miss the opportunity, and it was even more exciting with a last-corner pass."

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Albert Costa , Andrea Caldarelli