NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 NEC - 2011


10.04.2011 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC - Races 1, 2 + 3  - Hockenheim


Robin Frijns scores tripple podium during Formula Renault 2.0 NEC 2011 season opener at Hockenheim - Oscar Tunjo in Top 5


Free Practice: In the first free practice Robin Frijns was 2nd fastest. Oscar Tunjo, who was at Hockenheim for the first ever time, was impressively 5th fastest. During the second free practice the Kaufmann Drivers stayed on used tyres and only did the 12th - Frijns and 19th - Tunjo fastest time.

Qualifying: In the first Qualifying Robin Frijns took P3, teammate Oscar Tunjo P8. In the second Qualifying Frijns was again on P3 and Tunjo moved up to a fantastic P4.

Race 1: Robin Frijns had a good start and stayed on P3. Oscar Tunjo dropped back one position during the start. A few laps later the young Columbian unfortunately had to retire due to some innocent contact with another driver. Frijns was able to follow the leaders and with fastest race laps putting some pressure. Finally he was able to take over P2 and attack the leader. In the end he didn´t found a way to take over the lead and finished on a good P2.

Race 2: Frijns again had a good start and took over P2. Unfortunately Frijns engine cover came lose and he had some big aerodynamical disadvantages on the long straights. Nevertheless he was able to attack the leader and took over the lead for a short time in the hairpin before dropping back to P2 again, where he finished the race. Oscar Tunjo also had a good start and move up to P3 in the hairpin. In the rest of the race the young Columbian unfortunately dropped back to P5 and finished the race on that position.

Race 3: Due to reverse grid starting oder, Frijns started from P5 and Tunjo because of the accident in Race 1 started from P21. Tunjo had an amazing opening lap moving up to P13. Unfortunately the young Columbian had to dodge another driver and went into the gravel and dropped back to the last and 27th position. With a remarkable race performance he moved up to P10 in the end. Frijns had a super start and moved up to P2 after turn 2. Unfortunately in the hairpin Frijns was pushed off the track and dropped back to P6 again. With fastest race laps he fought his way back up to P3 in the end.

Pictures from Hockenheim