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Last night Alex Peroni had a great win at the Pau Grand Prix, a street race in the city of Pau, France. Read more about the circuit here: https://www.grandprixdepau.fr/en/pau-grand-prix-77th-edition/
It’s a great event and we’ve been told it’s the oldest street race in the world and it’s where the term ‘Grand Prix’ was first used over 100 years ago. This race is part of the Formula Renault NEC (Northern European Cup) and not the Eurocup (highest level and what Alex is currently focused on) but many of the Eurocup teams and drivers were at this event to prepare for the Monaco race in 2 weeks time.
Alex qualified second and missed out on pole by only .007 of a second. Given how difficult it is to pass on this street circuit, particularly in the wet, Alex’s tactic was to put pressure on the leader late in the race and hope to see him make a mistake, which is what happened and Alex took control of the race.
You can see the TV coverage of the race below. Fast forward to the 12th minute of the coverage as the first section is simply waiting for the formal transmission to start.
Alex Peroni (#32) said, “That’s definitely up there as one of the toughest races I’ve driven, I was basically blind behind Christian [Lundgaard] so I can’t imagine what it must have been like further back.
“I think the pace was good. At the start, I was probably lacking a little bit to Christian and he was slowly pulling away, but after the safety car my tyres came on and I was definitely quicker than him.
“I just put pressure on him at the right moment. It’s not the best way to win a race, when your team mate makes a mistake, but we’ll take it.”