6 hours of Bahrain
Two days after being crowned as the Formula V8 3.5 champion in 2016 with the AVF Team, the French Tom Dillmann will join the FIA WEC championship Season Finale participating with a LMP2 car in the 6 hours of Bahrain.
“It was a very good race, we started third but we knew we had the pace since Friday” – Delétraz
The Swissman, part of the Renault Sport Academy, scored a hard-fought victory in race 2 of the Formula V8 3.5 series at Circuit Paul Ricard, also trimming his gap to championship leader Tom Dillmann (AVF) to 22 points. Also securing the rookie win, Delétraz has now 110 points against the 132 of his contender. Roy Nissany (Lotus) and Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) ended up on the podium again.
With one third of the season down there is a driver who has stood at the head of the championship standings. He is Tom Dillmann.
The French has been the most consistent driver so far this season, climbing the podium in every race. We have spoken with him to discover what his feelings to face the second third championship that starts next week at Paul Ricard.
Six different winners in six different races. Nine drivers alternating in the podium.
But Tom Dillmann has managed to escape the front of the championship. His only secret is the regularity. Most drivers say they do not think about the title or the championship. They pose the season race by race. As Michael Schumacher defends “records and titles are not the target, but the consequence of a job well done”
Matthieu Vaxiviere (SMP Racing) scored an hard-fought win in Race 2 of the Formula V8 3.5 weekend at Spa-Francorchamps
A torrential rainfall hit the Belgian venue throughout the day causing multiple safety-car situations. The AVF pairing of Tom Dillmann and Alfonso Celis Jr. completed the podium in second and third place respectively. Vaxiviere becomes the sixth different winner after six races!
The first two rounds of the Formula V8 3.5 in Motorland Aragón and Hungaroring had delivered 4 cracking races!
Followed by poleman Tom Dillmann (AVF) and by Renè Binder (Lotus)
The opening round of the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 championship was completed at Motorland Aragón before a cheering crowd of families who enjoyed the series’ great entertainment occasions in an exciting show culminated with the running of race 2.
Tom Dillmann remained in command when the drivers came in for new tyres
Tom Dillmann (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) secured the first pole of his Formula Renault 3.5 Series career at the Circuito de Jerez on Saturday, the French driver’s benchmark time of 1:28.621 putting him atop the grid from the newly crowned champion Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports), rookie Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport), Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports) and Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus).