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World Series by Renault: Monaco

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 18, 2010 at 11:16 am World Series by Renault

Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo earned his first career Formula Renault 3.5 victory over the weekend in Monaco.  Ricciardo, 20, led from start to finish after qualifying on pole Saturday.  Championship leader Mikhail Aleshin finished second 1.093 seconds behind Ricciardo.  Spaniard Albert Costa picked up his first career podium, finishing third.

American Alexander Rossi started the race fifth but eventually dropped out of the race after making contact with the tire barriers.  Despite the disappointing result, Rossi impressed a number of people with his sheer speed at Monaco.  He acclimated to the car very quickly, setting the third quickest lap in Thursday’s free practice.

Colombian Omar Leal earned the hard charger honors at Monaco for the second consecutive year.  Leal, 20, drove from last on the grid (24th) to finish 16th, improving 8 positions in 31-laps.

The World Series by Renault competitors return to action June 4-6, 2010 at Brno.

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