Sacha Fenestraz has a twenty-seven point advantage in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series after a win and a second place at the Red Bull Ring last weekend.
The Josef Kaufmann Racing driver was denied race one victory by Max Fewtrell, who withstood the pressure from Fenestraz to take his maiden Eurocup victory, but Sunday’s second race saw the French-Argentine driver take his third win of the year to pull away at the head of the championship standings.
Fenestraz felt it was a near-perfect weekend, with only a mistake during the first qualifying session denying him two pole positions, and he admitted that he achieved his goal of going into the summer break with the championship lead, although he was not expecting the lead to be so substantial.
“It was a near perfect weekend,” said Fenestraz. “We were fast every session and apart from a slight mistake that cost me pole for the first race, it could have been even better.
“I’m really pleased with how I’m driving right now. But I’m also happy with the team and how it’s all coming together. We’ve done extra simulator work and we’ve been putting in the work, so it’s great to be getting the rewards.
“My goal before this weekend was to be in the lead of the Championship going into the summer break, so to get such a big lead was brilliant.”
Everyone in the Eurocup championship now have time off before the season resumes at Paul Ricard at the end of August, and Fenestraz is hoping to come back from the break continuing his strong run of form that has seen him take nine podium finishes in the past ten races.
“To go into the break at the top of the Championship is really great,” said Fenestraz. “I can concentrate on my own races and let other drivers worry about where I am when we get going again.
“When we return we want to pick up where we left off and I will keep working hard with the team to pick up the wins and points. I’m already looking forward to getting back on track at Le Castellet and hopefully keep doing what I’ve been doing.”