In the first free practice Vandoorne was direclty fastest. After
some drivers put new tyres Vandoorne dropped back to P 7. Riberas
finished on P 3 and Schothorst as well on old tyres was P 26.
In free practice
two it was raining heavy and some red flags were shown. After only a
couple of laps Riberas was P 10, Vandoorne P 12, Schothorst P 23.
Due to the high number of cars in Formula Renault Eurocup the
Qualifying was split into two groups. Alex Riberas and Pieter Schothorst were
in Group A. Riberas was pretty fast but unfortunaltey finally he was
P 4 and Schothorst only P 14 in their group.
Vandoorne was in
Group B. Vandoorne showed a superb perfomance setting the fastest
laptime in Group B and the overall fastest laptime of the
Qualifying. Vandoorne therefore took his first Pole Postition.
Riberas was P 8 and Schothorst P 28.
Vandoorne had a good Start and defended his lead. Schothorst was
crahsed out of the race in lap 1. Riberas at the beginning lost a
few places but drove a very strong race and fought his way back to P
6 in the end. Vandoorne drove a perfect race without any mistake.
With fastest race laps he had control over the field. In the end
Vandoorne took his maiden victory in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
with a clean lights to flag victory!
Vandoorne in Group B was first out on track and once again drove
perfectly. He drove a new lap-record and again was fastest in his
Group B and took as well overall Pole-Position once again.
Riberas and Schothorst
qualified themselves in the other Group A on P 4 and P 15. So P 8 on
the grid for Riberas and P 30 for Schothorst.
Sunday´s race was started under wet track conditions. All Kaufmann
Drivers still started the race on dry slick tyres. In the opening
lap Vandoore dropped back a few positions but stayed calm in those
very demanding conditions as drivers with wet tyres passed him.
Riberas had to retire due to a failure on his car. Schothorst as
well stayed calm in the beginning. After the track started to dry up
Schothorst made position by position and finished on a strong P 12.
Vandoorne was able to take over the lead after a few laps and then
just pulled away from the whole field. In the end Vandoorne
dominated the race, winning with a 10 seconds lead. Vandoorne
completed the double victory on the Nürburgring.