Zandvoort, Race 1 report: Saucy wins in front of Minì and David, while the battle is behind

At the beginning of Race 1 at the F1 Circuit Zandvoort, Grègoire Saucy has a good start, but so have Hadrien David (R-ace GP) and Gabriele Minì (ART Grand Prix), with the French driver who manages for a moment to overtake the Italian, who is though good in gaining back his position immediately. Ralf Aron (Prema Powerteam) has also a good start and gains the fourth position from Mari Boya (Van Amersfoort Racing). Behind the Spanish driver are Franco Colapinto (MP Motorpsort), Isack Hadjar (R-ace GP), Mikhael Belov (G4 Racing), Dino Beganovic (Prema Powerteam), who loses 3 positions, and Alex Quinn (Arden Motorsport). At the back a great start by David Vidales (Prema Powerteam), who quickly gains 5 positions.

2021 FRECA Rd 05 ZANDVOORT Race 1 – Starting Grid


Positions are hard to change, as overtaking is not easy on the Dutch circuit, but battles between Isack Hadjar, Mikhael Belov and Dino Beganovic are extremely exciting. Soon Beganovic makes a great move on Belov and gains the 8th position. After that he attacks Hadjar but the Ferrari Driver Academy Driver does not manage to overtake the Red Bull Junior Team driver. Also Colapinto is stuck to Boya.

In the meantime, Saucy has gained more than 2 seconds on Minì, who is more than a second ahead of David.

24 minutes to the end of the race Tommy Smith (JD motorsport) goes off track, but no safety car is needed. Again great battles between Beganovic and Hadjar and between Alex Quin (Arden Motorsport) and Belov take place.

In the following laps unfortunately Pietro Delli Guanti (Monolite Racing) si forced to stop due to technical reasons.

8 minutes to the end of the race, it is Patrik Pasma (KIC Motorsport) to go off track after a banking and the safety car is needed. At the restart Saucy is perfect, while it is Mari Boya to have some difficulties and he is overtaken by Franco Colapinto and Isack Hadjar.

A great battle also takes place between William Alatalo (Arden Motorsport) and David Vidales (Prema Powerteam), but positions finally remain unchanged. In the last lap of the race Colapinto attacks more and more times Aron with no success.

Great job by Zane maloney (R-ace GP) gaining 6 positions from the start, but ending up only 15th.

Saucy wins in front of Minì, David, Aron, Colapinto, Hadjar, Boya, Beganovic, Belov and Quinn.

2021 FRECA – Rd 05 – ZANDVOORT – R1 – Classification (Final)

Tomorrow Qualifying Practice 2 will start at 9.30, while Race 2 will take place from 16.00. 

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