By Full Contact News and Views
Norman Nato yesterday won the prestigious Formula Renault 3.5 Series race in the streets of Monaco. Following his domination in practice and qualifying, the French driver led from start to finish taking the chequered flag ahead of Marco Sørensen and Jazeman Jaafar
Full Contact’s Norman started from pole on the grid with Jazeman Jaafar alongside. Marco Sørensen and DAMS team-mate and championship leader Carlos Sainz shared row two, and where followed by the the Fortec Motorsports entries of Oliver Rowland and Sergey Sirotkin.
When the lights went out, Norman maintained the lead while Marco Sørensen got past Jazeman Jaafar before Sainte Dévote. Carlos Sainz was momentarily overtaken by Oliver Rowland, but the Red Bull Junior Team driver was quick to regain his position. Behind them, Sergey Sirotkin was stuck and dropped down the order. The Russian managed to get going, but his race was over on lap seven when he spun at the Anthony Noghes corner.
In the lead, Norman had no trouble holding off Marco Sørensen to get his maiden win in Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Jazeman Jaafar finished third, fending off the attacks from Carlos Sainz and Oliver Rowland, the top rookie finisher at Monaco. After a disappointing start to the season, which had promised much, this spectacular win for Norman was well timed and now provides a platform for the rest of the campaign.
Norman said “A win is always great, but Monaco remains special ! It is emotional, madness…There are no words to describe it. We dominated all weekend long, both the team and I. I had to keep cool at the start and not make a mistake, because it is easy to make a mistake at Monaco ! I now have to remain focused to continue this form.”
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