Monaco – Sprint: Tsolov in control for his first victory

Nikola Tsolov mastered his subject this Saturday during the Sprint Race, dominated from start to finish to achieve his first success in the category.

Published on 25/05/2024 à 12:00

Gonzalo Forbes

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Monaco – Sprint: Tsolov in control for his first victory

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  • Propelled to pole position in the Sprint Race after his 12the place in qualifying this Friday, Nikola Tsolov (ART Grand Prix) did not miss his chance. Despite the difficulty of the obstacle, the Bulgarian was never worried throughout the 23 laps of the race.
  • However, he had enough to do to avoid being destabilized with a few restarts to manage after the red flag on the first lap or the interventions of the Safety Car. In the end, Nikola Tsolov always appeared above Tim Tramnitz (MP Motorsport) who was ultimately too short to push him. Thus, the protégé ofAlpine reached the finish line with complete peace of mind and with a nice margin of more than 4 seconds ahead of the German. Laurens van Hoepen, 3e, allowed ART Grand Prix to place two of its drivers on the Sprint podium.
  • In a bad posture with a 14e place on the grid, Sami Meguetounif (Trident) tried as best he could to get back up but he did not manage to go beyond 11e place. Two laps from the finish, a mechanical problem forced him to retire.
  • In the championship, Luke Browning (Hitech GP), 8th, took a point back from leader Leonardo Fornaroli (Trident), 9th in the Sprint. Two lengths separate the two leading men.
  • Note that a red flag was waved on the first lap of the race after an incident at the Casino involving Arvid Lindblad (Prema), Christian Mansell (ART Grand Prix), Alex Dunne (MP Motorsport), Joshua Dufek (AIX Racing) or Cian Shields (Hitech GP). This required a long intervention by the marshals to evacuate all the cars.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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