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Four times on the podium at Paul Ricard

Four times on the podium at Paul Ricard

Qualifying one:

All three MP Motorsport cars waited a bit before they went out on the track.
It was Lorenzo Colombo on top after the first flying lap. Victor Martins on 6th Amaury Cordeel 9th but he already did a second lap. Eventually, it was Lorenzo Colombo getting the pole position with a time of 1:59.446, Victor Martins on 3rd and Amaury Cordeel 13th. This was the second time that Lorenzo Colombo got pole position this season.

Race one:

A good start from Lorenzo Colombo while keeping the lead of the race. Victor Martins struggled a bit more at the start but managed to stay 3rd while defending. The safety car had to go out after an incident in turn one after the start. Amaury Cordeel was one of the drivers involved in that incident. The safety car went back in with 22 min to go. Lorenzo Colombo had a great restart as well Victor Martins while he added straight pressure on Piastri at the restart. Not much happened for the MP Motorsport drivers the laps after the restart. Lorenzo Colombo managed to create a gap of 5 seconds from Piastri while he crossed the finish line as the winner of the race. Victor Martins finished the race 3rd!

Qualifying two:

The first lap times were made, and the session got red flagged with still 10 minutes to go. Lorenzo Colombo was the fastest at that moment with a 2:01.166, Victor Martins was 3rd and Amaury Cordeel 6th. The session restarted at 9:49 the lap times after the restart kept improving for everybody. Lorenzo Colombo lost his lead for a moment but managed to retake pole position with a lap time of 1:59.968. Victor Martins qualified 4th and Amaury Cordeel 9th.

Race two:

Lorenzo Colombo had a great start and kept the lead of the race. His rival Piastri on the second position had, on the other hand, a terrible start and dropped back to P18. Victor Martins moved up to the 3rd position, and Amaury Cordeel stayed 9th. Victor Martins made a move on Smolyar for the second position, but Smolyar defended enough to keep the second position. Amaury Cordeel moved up to the 7th position in the meanwhile. Piastri made an excellent comeback what finally cost a place for Amaury Cordeel. He dropped back from 7th to 8th during the second last lap. Lorenzo Colombo crossed the finish line again as the leader of the race. Victor Martins 3rd and Amaury Cordeel 7th after De Wilde dropped back during the last lap.

Picture: Dutch Photo Agency

2 June 2019