Sacha Fenestraz ended the season in the best possible manner as he converted pole position into victory at Estoril on Sunday.
The Tech 1 Racing added his victory in Portugal to his earlier triumph around the streets of Monte Carlo in May, and was also happy that he was able to take his first ‘real’ pole position of the season, having inherited the previous one, also in Monaco.
Fenestraz had spun away a promising result in race one on Saturday, ultimately finishing seventh when in contention for a podium, but more than made amends on Sunday by taking the chequered flag first in tricky damp conditions.
“To take my first ‘real’ pole position and win the final race of the season is a great way to conclude the year,” said Fenestraz on renaultsport.com. “It was a good weekend despite the difficult weather conditions.
“The hardest thing today was managing the tyres because the track dried between the start and finish. You had to find the few areas where it was possible to cool the tyres and I managed to do it.
“Overall, it was a solid first season even though I made mistakes, including this weekend. If I return next year, the goal will be to win the title.”