NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - 2012


16.09.2012 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - Races 9 + 10  - Hungaroring Budapest


Kaufmann Driver Vandoorne with Pole-Position and Victory in Budapest. Riberas in Top 5 and Schothorst scoring points


Free Practice: In the first free practice the field was already split in two groups because of the high number of participiants. Alex Riberas was in Group 1. On a damp track, after a few laps he went out on slick tyres. In the end he was P 7. Vandoorne and Schothorst drove in Group 2. In the end Schothorst was P 6 and Vandoorne P 3 in the Group.

In free practice two it was Alex Riberas on P 3 in Group 1. Schothorst was P 9 in Group 2 and Vandoorne was on P 2.

Qualifying 1: 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 and Schothorst, both drove a good Qualifying. Schothorst finished on P 6 and Riberas on P 3 in the Group.

Vandoorne was in Group B. The young Belgian drove a superb Qualifying. By 0,5 seconds faster than anybody else, he took his 5th consecutive Pole Position in EUROCUP this year. Riberas started on P 6 and Schothorst P 12.

Race 1: Vandoorne kept the lead into Turn 1 and was leading the field. Riberas moved up to P 5 and Schothorst to P 9. In an eventless race, Vandoorne pulled away in the front. Schothorst drove a good race and finished on P 9. Riberas was putting pressure on the drivers infront, but didn´t found a way past the others. P 5 was a good result finally. Vandoorne in front was opening the gap lap by lap. In the end he won with nearyl 5 seconds lead and took season victory number 3 for this year.

Qualifying 2: Vandoorne first on track in Group B, missed to put down his perfect lap and qualifyied on P 2 in his Group.

Riberas and Schothorst in Group A were on track later. Both weren´t really able as well to put down the perfect lap. In the end Riberas was P 5, Schothorst P 13. Overall Vandoorne on P 4, Riberas P 9 and Schothorst P 25.

Race 2: Sunday´s race was started in the afternoon. Vandoorne kept P 4 at the start. Riberas dropped back one position to P 10 and Schothorst moved up to P 21. All drivers kept those positions untill the end of the race as overtaking as usual on the Hungaroring seems impossible. Overall good weekend for the Kaufmann Team.

Pictures from Hungaroring