Knutsford’s Oliver Webb in the points at Monza

British racing driver, Knutsford’s Oliver Webb, got his 2013 season off to a strong start on the famous Italian circuit of Monza, scoring points in both races for Fortec Motorsports and narrowly missing out on a podium position on his return to the World Series by Renault FR3.5 championship.

Oliver Webb in action at Monza

The racer, who recently celebrated his 22nd birthday, claimed a hard-fought fourth place in race 1, to help the team score its highest points haul in the championship to date, followed by ninth place in race 2.

Starting from the fifth row on the grid, Webb made an aggressive start as the lights went green, and was quickly up to sixth. From there, he settled in to a rhythm, and worked on closing the gap to the pack ahead, being quick to capitalise on the opportunity when two battling cars ahead came together.

In the closing phase of the race he worked on reducing the gap to the final podium position, and opened up a lead over the chasing pack. Despite battling hard all the way to the chequered flag, he claimed fourth place, with teammate Stoffel Vandoorne taking overall victory for Fortec Motorsports.

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