Over the past weekend, the World Series by Renault completed Round 5 of the championship as a support race for the prestigious Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.
We have a two-way tie for the hard charger honors with both John Martin and Omar Julian Leal improving 8 positions during the race. As we all know, passing on the streets of Monaco is difficult at best---so, earning a hard charger honor at this circuit is quite impressive.
John Martin was given the official hard charger title due to a better finishing position. The 24-year-old Australian driver managed to drive from 20th on the grid to finish 12th, just outside of the top-ten. It would appear that his efforts to learn Monaco via PlayStation paid off. (photo: www.johnmartinracing.com)
Omar Julian Leal offered an equally impressive run by also improving 8 positions during the race. The 19-year-old Colombian driver started the race in 22nd and finished 14th in the final tally. Despite starting farther back in the field than ever before, the end result marked his career best finish in the World Series by Renault (to date). (photo: www.omarjulianleal.com)
World Series by Renault
Round 5: Monaco