The 2023 season is quickly proving to be extremely hard-fought at the top of the Drivers’ Standings, and we have a brand-new man topping the leaderboard.
The Prema driver of Frederick Vesti now leads the Championship, having taken a commanding victory in the all-important Feature race and a massive haul of 27 points.
Monaco is a notoriously difficult racetrack to overtake on, with narrow corners and short straights. Friday qualifying would be crucial, and Vesti duly delivered with pole position for the second race.
It was a relatively calm race for the Dane, who remained composed with a fast-charging Theo Pourchaire closing the gap to within three seconds by the chequered flag. Vesti led every lap of the 39-lap race, taking advantage of a red flag brought out by a certain someone…
Doohan in the doldrums
We keep waiting each week for Jack Doohan’s year to turn itself around, but it’s just not happening for the young Australian. Three points in the Sprint race was all that he managed over the weekend, and he has only himself to blame for how the Feature race transpired.
The Invicta Virtuosi Racing driver clattered the barriers past Tabac corner on lap 21, damaging the rear of his car. The Aussie duly binned it at Turn 3, unable to stay in control of the failing vehicle.