Sorensen Completes Perfect Weekend with Race 3 Victory


Lasse Sorensen converted his second pole position into a third win of a perfect French F4 weekend at Val de Vienne for the Danish driver, despite race three being held in wet conditions. The Dane now comfortably leads the championship ahead of Dorian Boccolacci, who finished the third race of the weekend second, while Valentin Moineault completed the podium.

Sorensen led away at the start, with fellow front row starter Patricio O’Ward slotting into second, although the Mexican soon lost second to Felix Hirsiger and third to Joseph Mawson. Unfortunately on lap two, Hirsiger made a mistake that dropped him down the order, while on the following lap Mawson followed suit at the same corner.

Just after half distance, O’Ward made a mistake to drop behind Boccolacci, Moineault and Amaury Richard. The recovering Mawson caught O’Ward but made another mistake that saw the Australian’s race end as he collided with O’Ward, with the Mexican lucky to finish with a damaged rear wing mounting.

Paul Hokfelt Jr and Denis Bulatov had a good fight for sixth and seventh, with Russian Vladimir Atoev, Frenchman Valentin Hasse Clot and Swiss driver Gjergj Haxhiu completing the top ten.

But no one was able to touch Sorensen, who eventually won the fourteen-lap race by just over thirteen seconds from Boccolacci. The championship now takes its summer break and will resume at the beginning of September at the former Formula 1 track of Magny Cours.

Val de Vienne Race 3 Result (Top 10)

POS DRIVER NAT TIME/Laps
1 Lasse Sorensen DEN 14 Laps
2 Dorian Boccolacci FRA +13.396s
3 Valentin Moineault FRA +14.152s
4 Amaury Richard FRA +15.645s
5 Patricio O’Ward MEX +20.605s
6 Paul Hokfelt Jr SWI +23.184s
7 Denis Bulatov RUS +25.148s
8 Vladimir Atoev RUS +26.271s
9 Valentin Hasse Clot FRA +29.362s
10 Gjergj Haxhiu SWI +31.037s