Cochet wins Pau street race

French Formula 3 title contender Jonathan Cochet dominated today's Formula 3 European Cup race at the Pau street circuit in his Signature Elf-run Dallara-Renault, beating off a stern challenge from the similarly-powered ASM Elf car of Tiago Monteiro

Cochet wins Pau street race

Cochet took an instant lead from pole position, and was able to maintain a gap of several seconds to Monteiro until the chequered flag.

"It was great to win in front of so many good drivers from the British, French and German championship," Cochet said after the race.

British F3 series leader Antonio Pizzonia was forced to retire his Manor Motaworld-run car from fourth place with gearbox failure, while chasing leading German F3 runner Patrick Friesacher for third place.
Japanese Ryo Fukuda inherited fourth to keep his French F3 championship lead intact.

RC Benetton Junior star Nicolas Kiesa finished an impressive fifth after passing his team-mate, Milos Pavlovic, in one of the few overtaking moves of the race.

1 Cochet 43m40.066
2 Moteiro 43m43.072
3 Freisacher 43m45.500
4 Fukuda 43m49.093
5 Kiesa 43m51.544
6 Zangarelli 44m02.330
7 Pavolivic 44m04.546
8 Lotterer 44m05.252
9 Montin 44m17.348
10 Lopez 44m21.677
11 Lasserre 44m21.910
12 Jones 44m33.175
13 Collins 44m34.078
14 Giebler 44m47.207
15 Andanson 44m47.842
16 Ambrose 44m50.160
17 Dumas 1 lap
18 Piquet 1 lap
19 Makowiecki 3 laps
20 Pizzonia 4 laps
21 Carway 4 laps
22 O'Connell rtd
24 Uboldi rtd
25 Gommendy rtd
26 Beltoise rtd
27 Lee rtd
28 Gilbert rtd

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