Report Race 1 BOSS GP Paul Ricard/FRA
Temperature: 20,6 C
Cars listed: 22
Cars out on track: 19
Weather conditions: sunny, a few clouds
The first BOSS GP race at Paul Ricard exceeded all expectations of all Formula racing fans and spectators. Right from the start the first three pilots from the qualifying Johann Ledermair (AUT), Stephane Richelmi (MC) and Jakub Smiechowksi (POL) were fighting rigorously for P1. Several overtaking manouvers lead to position changes between the three rivals. It was finally Richelmi, who took the bull by the horn and overtook Ledermaier three laps before the end of the race. His experience helped him to control the rest of the race from P1 and win the race with a gap of several seconds. Ledermaier however also showed a very steady and convincing perfomance and finished 2nd leaving Jakub Smiechowksi on third position.
The french driver Christopher Brenier finished 4th with his 12-cylinder Superleague Formula. P5 went to the German newcomer Florian Schnitzenbaumer, who overcame his disappointment from the practice sessions and controlled his position from start to the end of the race without risking too much.
Winner of the MASTERS class ‘Tintin’, followed by Hans Laub, who confirmed his very good performance from the practice sessions and the qualifying. Karl-Heinz Becker completed the podium in this class.
Again unlucky was Wolfgang Jaksch, who started from P6. Problems with the fuel pump forced him to drive with much less power and he lost position by position with his GP2 and finally had to stop his car 2 laps before the end of the race in the pits.
See complete results and gallery here.