Photo. Josef Kaufmann Racing
Kaufmann’s Budapest Blitzkrieg. German Formula Renault Euro Cup team occupies the top two positions in the opening race at Hungaroring. The 2010 Formula BMW Europe Championship winning team switched to Formula Renault competition after the Munich manufacturer pulled the plug on the very popular entry level series.
Robin Frijns, the team’s Flying Dutchman, scored his second victory of the season. His winning margin was 2.3s over ever improving and impressive Colombian Oscar Tunjo.
Russian Daniil Kvyat started from pole but had to settle for third behind the two Kaufmann drivers.
Championship leader Carlos Sainz Jr was eighth.
Photo. Jean Michel Le Meur/DPPI
Win for Vergne. The opening race of the weekend in World Series by Renault was won, in an impressive style from pole position, by French driver Jean-Eric Vergne. Alexander Rossi was second over 17s behind.
Victory brings Vergne 20 points behind championship leader Robert Wickens. The Canadian was fifth in the race. Estonian rookie Kevin Korjus is third on 110 points.
California racer Alexander Rossi, winner of the opening round at Aragon in Spain, is fourth in the championship with 91 points.
Photo. James Bearne
Bortolotti bags another win. Mirko Bortolotti extended his championship lead by winning race one of Formula 2 at the Nurburgring. The Italian started from pole position and led the race from start to finish for his third win of the season.
Bortolotti’s strong performance in Formula 2 this season, he also competed in the inaugural season, makes up for the disappointment he suffered when he was dropped by Ferrari’s Young Driver Development program after only a season with Maranello’s prancing horse stable.
Swiss Christopher Zanella was second and Jack Clarke of Britain third.
— Nasir Hameed
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