If there is one race a driver wants to win, it’s this one.
“I had a very good car today and I made sure I didn’t make any mistakes.”
Kevin Magnussen (DAMS) backed up his impressive start to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series season with a fine win in Saturday’s race at Motorland Aragon, the Dane taking maximum points ahead of Will Stevens (P1 by Strakka Racing) and Arthur Pic (AV Formula) to move to the top of the championship standings.
The general rehearsal for DAMS turned out to positive despite the unpredictable weather
After the Motorland Aragon test session at the end of February was disrupted by the weather – the second day was cancelled because of snow! – the World Series by Renault teams were able to pursue their pre-season preparation in the south of France at Le Castellet over two days. DAMS’s main aim was find its marks with its new drivers, which it did with success after a couple of productive days’ work with Kevin Magnussen and Norman Nato.
“I’m very happy to be joining DAMS in 2013″ – Kevin Magnussen
DAMS has already filled its two seats for 2013 as the team is delighted to announce that Dane Kevin Magnussen, one of the major revelations of the year in Formula Renault 3.5 Series, will team up with French hope, Norman Nato. They will make a very complimentary pairing as they combine talent, experience and ambition.
The sound of F1 engines in Abu Dhabi will resume on Tuesday.
Barely a day after Kimi Raikkonen won Sunday’s thrilling grand prix at Yas Marina, the track will return to life on Tuesday when the final three day ‘young driver test’ begins. Six teams have already run their young driver days this year, so just Red Bull, McLaren, Lotus, Sauber, Toro Rosso and Caterham have stayed behind in Abu Dhabi for the session.
“I was handed the win after Kevin Magnussen retired” – Antonio Felix da Costa
Having driven a superb race, Kevin Magnussen (Carlin) seemed on course to claim his second win of the season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. However, on the final lap, the Dane was forced to stop his car following a gearbox oil leak.
Robin Frijns bags his third pole of the season
Fresh from driving 1,500 kilometres in Formula One testing for Scuderia Ferrari and Sahara Force India F1 Team, Jules Bianchi (Tech 1 Racing) returned to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with a bang by clocking the fastest lap of the day. With a time of 1:29.086, he finished just ahead of Kevin Magnussen (Carlin) and Robin Frijns (Fortec Motorsports).
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