Race 1 Win for Hirsiger at Magny Cours

After taking pole position for race 1, Anglo-Swiss driver Felix Hirsiger took victory in race one of the French F4 Championship races at the former F1 circuit of Magny Cours.

Hirsiger held off the challenge of current championship leader Lasse Sorensen for the win, while the runners-up spot enhances the Dane’s championship lead.

Frenchman Dorian Boccolacci completed the podium, but was more than six seconds behind the leading duo, and had Australian Joseph Mawson all over his gearbox at the chequered flag.

Mexican driver Patricio O’Ward was fifth ahead of Swiss driver David Droux, while Frenchman Valentin Hasse-Clot finished seventh ahead of Russian duo Vladimir Atoev and Denis Bulatov.

Another Frenchman Erwan Jule finished tenth, and will start the reverse grid race two from pole position.

Magny Cours Race 1 Result

1 Felix Hirsiger GBR 24m44.623s
2 Lasse Sorensen DEN +0.527s
3 Dorian Boccolacci FRA +6.328s
4 Joseph Mawson AUS +6.684s
5 Patricio O’Ward MEX +8.123s
6 David Droux SWI +9.545s
7 Valentin Hasse-Clot FRA +10.800s
8 Vladimir Atoev RUS +11.144s
9 Denis Bulatov RUS +12.796s
10 Erwan Jule FRA +14.983s
11 Paul Hokfelt Jr SWI +17.550s
12 Max Defourny BEL +18.168s
13 Grergj Haxhiu SWI +22.209s
14 Valentin Moineault FRA +22.991s
15 Tom Soubiron FRA +28.442s
16 Joao Carvalho POR +34.096s
17 Amaury Richard FRA +35.232s
18 Axel Matus MEX +41.562s
19 Hugo Sugnot-Darniche FRA +1m02.010s
20 Simo Laaksonen FIN +1m23.000s
21 Anouck Abadie FRA +1 Lap
RET Niclas Nylund FIN 6 Laps
RET Bryan Elpitiya FRA 5 Laps
RET Reuben Kressner SWE 1 Lap