Rene Binder wins Monza FV8 3.5 after Roy Nissany is penalised

Rene Binder won the opening Formula V8 3.5 race at Monza after Roy Nissany, who led every lap of the race, was given a five-second penalty

Rene Binder wins Monza FV8 3.5 after Roy Nissany is penalised

Nissany was into the lead off the line from second, thanks to polesitter Pietro Fittipaldi making a poor start.

The Brazilian was passed by several cars by the time he reached Turn 1, and then made contact with Damiano Fioravanti on the exit of the first chicane, picking up a puncture.

Having taken the lead, Nissany went wide at the first chicane and rejoined in the lead, a move for which he was later given a five-second penalty.

Nissany led for the rest of the race, but he couldn't build a lead bigger than two seconds over Binder, meaning it was the Austrian who was victorious at the chequered flag.

In the early stages of the race an all-AVF duel took place for the final podium position.

Matevos Isaakyan initially held on to the spot, but he was demoted by Egor Orudzhev on Lap 6.

However, Orudzhev failed to pull away and was soon under pressure from Isaakyan, who eventually took advantage of his team-mate running wide at the second Lesmo.

Isaakyan held on to third afterwards, but Orudzhev continued to lose ground, and was overtaken by Alfonso Celis as well.

He then came under pressure from the other Fortec car of Diego Menchaca and Nelson Mason, but managed to keep them at bay for fifth.

Konstantin Tereschenko was eighth ahead of Giuseppe Cipriani, who was up to sixth after the start, and still matched his best finish of the season in ninth.

Both of Nissany's RP Motorsport team-mates retired, with Yu Kanamaru pulling into the pits after the formation lap from fifth, and Fioravanti stopping at the Roggia chicane during the race.

RACE ONE RESULT

Pos Driver Team Laps Gap
1 Rene Binder Lotus 26 42m18.590s
2 Roy Nissany RP Motorsport 26 3.120s
3 Matevos Isaakyan SMP Racing by AVF 26 13.611s
4 Alfonso Celis Fortec Motorsports 26 24.053s
5 Egor Orudzhev SMP Racing by AVF 26 34.635s
6 Nelson Mason Teo Martin Motorsport 26 35.294s
7 Diego Menchaca Fortec Motorsports 26 35.381s
8 Konstantin Tereschenko Teo Martin Motorsport 26 52.242s
9 Pietro Fittipaldi Lotus 25 1 Lap
10 Giuseppe Cipriani Il Barone Rampante 25 1 Lap
- Damiano Fioravanti RP Motorsport 5 Retirement
- Yu Kanamaru RP Motorsport 0 Retirement


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