R03 Monaco - Race 1 Report
FIA Formula 2

26 May 2017

Foto 1 - R03 Monaco - Race 1 Report
Sometimes the best of starts does not provide you with the expected results. That could be the story of the day for Prema at Monte Carlo. The Italian squad lost what seemed set to become another brilliant win due to a mechanical issue in the feature race of the FIA Formula 2 Championship. After starting from pole following a sensational performance in qualifying, Charles Leclerc led the early stages in style and then completed a successful pit-stop. Unfortunately though, he was forced to come back and call it for the day. It was a tough break for the Monegasque who is still leading the championship albeit with a reduced margin.
Starting from P13 after a troubled qualifying, fellow Ferrari Driver Academy graduate Antonio Fuoco put up a great showing and almost managed to grab a points-paying position in P11 after he was forced to start from the pit lane due to a technical issue at the end of the formation lap. He is looking forward to continue in his improvement in tomorrow's sprint race.
# 1 - Charles Leclerc
“Such a shame. We started very well and we were really fast, also after the first safety car. With the second neutralization we had a bit of bad luck because we stopped straight away and then got stuck a little bit behind the safety car while other cars stopped one lap later and passed us. After that we suffered a mechanical issue and it was just impossible to continue.”
# 2 - Antonio Fuoco
“I think today’s race was a bit frustrating because it’s so difficult to pass here. I had an issue during the formation lap when I stalled and we are still investigating it. After that the pace was good but it is impossible to make moves here. We lost a little bit of time at the pitstop, and I think it was possible to aim at the top-8, but it is what it is and we have to see how it goes tomorrow.”
Foto 2 - R03 Monaco - Race 1 Report

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