Foxydude dominated the Season 4 F2 Monaco Grand Prix, and proved himself a serious championship contender following his victory in Baku last week.
Nic had put his Sauber on pole position in a qualifying session made all the more tricky due to wet conditions, with all drivers using the intermediate tyres, but lost that advantage on the exit of turn 1.
Once Foxydude was ahead he never looked back, putting in a serious of rapid laps as he opened a commanding lead throughout the first stint. His charge was aided by Nic picking up damage to his front wing, which held up Fretty and prevented the Mclaren from taking advantage of his alternate strategy with the supersoft tyres.
Fretty eventually moved up to second as the ailing Nic ran wide through the swimming pool chicane.
A late safety car certainly mixed up proceedings, with DaLuca and Goldie, who had run 4th and 5th for much of the race, picking up damage whilst trying to navigate backmarkers at the restart.
Prior to that, Foxydude covered Fretty by pitting for fresh ultrasofts as the safety car was deployed. Fretty reacted by pitting himself to gamble on the hypersofts. A lapped car between the two cost us any chance of a real sprint to the flag, and despite setting the fastest lap, Fretty sat around 2 seconds behind the Williams until the flag.
Nicka completed a great week for the Williams team with a comeback from lap 1 damage to take a solid 3rd place.
Reigning champion DaLuca, who had a rare off night qualifying only 6th and finishing 7th, will be looking to bounce back in Canada where he tasted the victory champagne in season 3.
Official Results to follow.
F2 continues to prove itself an incredibly competitive field, so be sure to tune in for Round 5 in Montreal next Wednesday!