Franck qualified for the first race in 13th place, which isn’t that impressive. If you take into account his topsy-turvy season so far though, plus the fact that he’s driving with injuries, it’s a little bit more acceptable. Autosport labelled Franck as a “surprise dropout” so at least they have noticed he is rather good.
Made up a couple of places on the start, up to 11th. After the pit stop, he came out in 10th and stayed there until the finish. In the last minute or so, there was a worrying moment when the Beijing car tried to overtake, but Montagny wasn’t having any of it.
Let’s hope the second race is a bit better for FKM.