2005 rookie of the year, Harrison Scott and his AVF by Adrián Vallés team claimed their first triumph in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Second on the grid, the Briton quickly took command of the race to take the win ahead of rookie Lando Norris (Josef Kaufmann Racing) and the poleman, Dorian Boccolacci (Tech 1 Racing). With another podium finish, Lando Norris extends his lead in the general classification.

Another pole for Boccolacci

Under clear skies, qualifying was extremely competitive due to the differing strategies to obtain the best track position and the most advantageous drafting. Lando Norris led at the mid-way point in the session, but the switch to new Michelin tyres changed the situation in the final ten minutes.

The Englishman looked well placed, but Dorian Boccolacci snatched away the pole at the chequered flag with a time of 1:49.146. The Frenchman claimed his second pole of the season ahead of Harrison Scott and Lando Norris. Gabriel Aubry (Tech 1 Racing) and Robert Shwartzman (Josef Kaufmann Racing) rounded out the top five.

Scott does it at the start

In the very first In the very first metres, Harrison Scott got the better of Dorian Boccolacci, who was also surprised by Lando Norris and Hugo de Sadeleer (Tech 1 Racing), who started from sixth on the grid. The new leader got clear of the draft from the cars behind, who were in an intense battle.

On lap four, Lando Norris re-took second position from Hugo de Sadeleer, who was then overtaken by Dorian Boccolacci. The safety car was called into service just after to clear the damaged car of Nikita Troitskiy (Fortec Motorsports) from the pit straight. The race went green two laps later.

In the lead, Harrison Scott extended his advantage and went on for his first win ahead of Lando Norris and Dorian Boccolacci. Further back, Max Defourny (R-ace GP) and Gabriel Aubry (Tech 1 Racing) got by Robert Shwartzman (Josef Kaufmann Racing). In the waning minutes of the race, Will Palmer (R-ace GP) moved up to seventh place ahead of Sacha Fenestraz (Tech 1 Racing), Alexey Korneev (JD Motorsport) and Henrique Chaves (AVF by Adrián Vallés).

An F1 immersion for the overall top six

Loyal to its tradition of detecting and promoting young motor racing hopefuls, Renault Sport Racing will invite the top six in the general classification to spend two days in the F1 paddock at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

On 21 and 22 July, these six drivers will spend two days with the Renault Sport Formula One Team in Budapest for an immersion in motor racing’s elite category. They will discover the F1 paddock, meet with key members of the team and of the Renault Sport Academy, and take in the free-practice from the garage in the heart of the action.

Quotes

Harrison Scott : “This is unbelievable ! It is my first win in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, but also the first for AVF. To win among the rookies last year was already fantastic, but this victory clearly demonstrates the work the team has done. Today, I was able to quickly pull away then Lando Norris had to defend his position at turn one. Then, the safety car came out and made things harder but I concentrated on my restart with success !”

Lando Norris : “To be back on the podium gives us another good result this weekend. Yesterday afternoon, I was unlucky and wasn’t able to score the points I had hoped for. It was a difficult race with Dorian constantly right behind me. We lacked a little pace to win today, but I am pleased with the result.”

Dorian Boccolacci : “My starts were not very good this weekend ! Even though I thought the clutch was hot and it probably slipped, I still have to improve in this area. It cost me a lot with the long Monza pit straight. Nevertheless, I am thrilled with the result. I stepped onto all three steps of the podium ; the car is very fast, which is good looking towards the championship.”

Provisional General Classification*
1. Lando Norris (Josef Kaufmann Racing) 119
2. Max Defourny (R-ace GP) 96,5
3. Dorian Boccolacci (Tech 1 Racing) 95
4. Harrison Scott (AVF by Adrián Vallés) 84
5. Robert Shwartzman (Josef Kaufmann Racing) 46
6. Sacha Fenestraz (Tech 1 Racing) 43,5

* Results subject to confirmation following technical and sporting verifications

Entry list - pdf

Qualifying 2 - pdf

Race 3 - Starting grid - pdf

Race 3 - Results* - pdf

* Results subject to confirmation following technical and sporting verifications

Audio - Harrison Scott - mp3

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