NEWS Formula Renault 2.0 NEC - 2012


26.08.2012 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC - Races 11 + 12  - Red Bull Ring


Kaufmann Drivers Vandoorne and Riberas share victories at Red Bull Ring in Austria. Schothorst once more unlucky


Free Practice: During all 3 free practice sessions all Kaufmann Drivers were really quick. In the first free practice it was. P3 - Vandoorne, P6 - Riberas, P11 - Schothorst. In the second free practice following positions. P2 - Vandoorne, P6 - Schothorst, P14 - Riberas. And finally in pree practice 3 the Kaufmann Drivers took over the control: P1 - Riberas, P2 - Vandoorne, P11 - Schothorst.

Qualifying: In the two Qualifying session the Kaufmann Drivers again showed a very strong performance. Alex Riberas took Pole Position for both races. Vandoorne qualified on P4 and P3 and Schothorst qualified on P3 and P5. So a very strong performance of all 3 Drivers.

Race 1: Heavy Rain was the cause while the race was started behind the Safety Car. Alex Riberas took advance of his Pole-Position and the clear view and kept the lead. Schothorst spun off the track in the first lap and finished on P 23. Vandoorne moved up positions with a clean drive. In the end he was catching his Teammate Riberas and was only 0,6 of Second behind. Riberas finally took the first win with a clean Start-Finish Victory. Both Kaufmann Drivers drove a perfect race and won with 8 seconds lead.

Race 2: In another wet race Alex Riberas had a good start and kept the lead untill Teammate Vandoorne overtook him. Vandoorne from that point on was pulling away in the front. Schothorst had a crash and retiered early in the race. Riberas was in fight for P2 but then had a contact and also went off track and finally finished P6. Vandoorne in front drove fastest race laps in a row and pulled more than 8 seconds away and took another ompressive victory for this year.

Pictures from Red Bull Ring