Tristan Charpentier gets Revenge with Race 4 Success


Having lost out to Gilles Magnus in race three, Tristan Charpentier was not about to settle for second once again as he ended the Le Mans weekend on a high. The win was the first time the Frenchman had stood on the top step of the French F4 podium.

It was a successful weekend overall for Charpentier who finished in the top four for every round. A similar run of points could be shown for Magnus, who was forced to settle for second place for the seventh time this season.

As the lights went out, it was Charpentier who made the best getaway. With the grid for the final encounter determined by the race three results, the two runaway successes resumed their battle. This time though, Charpentier beat the pole man as Victor Martins rounded out the podium.

Theo Coicurd finished fourth pleased to have regained his position after a wrongful accusation in race three. As a result, it was his second fourth place of the weekend, helping him not fall too far behind the on form Charpentier.

Strong results from Michael Benyahia and Hugo Chevalier saw them round out the top six. Meanwhile Casper Roes Anderson knows he was fortunate to stop the rot after a poor start dropped him to ninth. He recovered to take seventh as Javier Cobian ended a less than satisfactory weekend in eighth.

As for championship winner Ye Yifei, he struggled to gain places from near the back. His engine failure in race three proved to be a disaster for the Chinese driver as he limped home to eleventh.

Going into the final round at Navarra, Spain, Ye leads with an incredible 408 points. Magnus too has all but sealed up second place in the standings with 278 point. A 99 point gap to Benyahia in third, means only a perfect weekend from the Moroccan can stop the Belgium driver.