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Boccolacci wins interrupted first French F4 race in Pau

by Peter Allen
Dorian Boccolacci

Photo: Autosport Academy

Dorian Boccolacci converted pole to victory in the first French F4 race of the Pau weekend.

The race was red-flagged after Joseph Mawson hit Paul Hokfelt at the hairpin and blocked the track. In addition to Hokfelt, Bryan Elpitiya and Gjergj Haxhiu were unable to take the restart.

Boccolacci kept Lasse Sorensen at bay throughout the race that followed, winning by 0.379 seconds.

“It is important to get pole in Pau because it is very hard to overtake,” said Lotus F1 junior Boccolacci. “My first start went well and the second. Lasse Sorensen ended up very quickly behind me. We began to distance the rest of the field, he did not drop back during the entire race. It was pretty hard to not make any mistakes but it went well. I’m very happy to have won this first race.”

Felix Hirsiger was eight seconds behind in third place, keeping David Droux at bay to complete the podium. Mawson was close behind in fifth, but the double race winner at Le Mans was later excluded for the incident.

Valentin Moineault was fifth ahead of Amaury Richard, Erwan Jule, Denis Bulatov and Simo Laaksonen with?Joao Carvalho completing the top ten.

Race results
Pos Driver? Time/Gap
1 Dorian Boccolacci 16 laps in 21:37.613
2 Lasse Sorensen +0.379
3 Felix Hirsiger +8.454
4 David Droux +9.187
5 Valentin Moineault +11.772
6 Amaury Richard +14.656
7 Erwan Jule +20.483
8 Denis Bulatov +22.374
9 Simo Laaksonen +31.145
10 Joao Carvalho +35.542
11 Niclas Nylund +36.196
12 Axel Matus +40.412
13 Tom Soubiron +45.527
14 Hugo Sugnot-Darniche +1:18.156
15 Anouck Abadie +1 lap
16 Reuben Kressner +2 laps
17 Juan Manuel Jimenez Silva +2 laps
Not classified
Valentin Hasse-Clot +8 laps
Vladimir Atoev +15 laps
Paul Hokfelt +16 laps
Bryan Elpitiya +16 laps
Gjergj Haxhiu +16 laps
EX Joseph Mawson +9.750