WORLD SERIES BY RENAULT – MONACO
Denmark’s Marco Sørensen claimed an impressive sixth place finish for Lotus on the streets of Monte Carlo on Sunday afternoon when he climbed from ninth on the grid to score eight valuable champion points. The 21-year-old gained two places on the first lap before inheriting sixth place on lap 9 when Fortec’s Robin Frijns retired at the Nouvelle Chicane.
Lotus was heading for a double points finish until the closing stages of the race when New Zealander Richie Stanaway crashed at the Swimming Pool complex, ploughing head-on into the tecpro barrier after an apparent mechanical failure. He had been running tenth at the time, in the final points-scoring position.
The result boosts Sørensen’s points tally to 14, putting him ninth in the championship, while Stanaway slips to 14th place on 8 points. Lotus has scord 22 points so far this season and lies seventh in the teams’ championship.