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Foto: Hankook
Photo: Hankook

Formula racing general

29. 09. 2020

The formulation Renault Eurocup made a guest appearance at the weekend for the first time since the year 2000 back in Zandvoort. It was three successful days for Victor Martins, as the front runner defended his lead in the overall standings with a win and a second place on the dune circuit in the Netherlands. With this, the Frenchman secured the unofficial title of half-time champion in the strong junior class after five of a total of ten stations. Top fee manufacturer Hankook has been the exclusive tire partner of the 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup, which in the past has been the springboard to a successful motorsport career for many drivers, including Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Räikkönen.

The return of the Renault Eurocup formulation after 20 years on the future The Formula 1 circuit in Zandvoort was all about the duel at the top between Victor Martins and Caio Collet from Brazil. Both drivers proved their extra class with a pole space, a win and a second place each and were perfectly supported by the Hankook Ventus Speed ​​racing tire in cool temperatures.

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“In the first run on Saturday I was able to maintain my pole space. The speed was fantastic and the administration with the Hankook racing tires went very well. In the Sunday race it was the other way around and Caio defended his first place on the grid to the finish. For me it was important to get points in the fight for the championship ”, explained half-time champion Martins, who has a wafer-thin lead of only two points over his competitor Caio Collet.

The 50 The first season of the junior formula series opened in Monza at the beginning of July. Two weeks later, the Formula Renault Eurocup made a guest appearance in Imola. Victor Martins lunged only in fourth place after the two stops in Italy, but a double success at the Nürburgring put the French back on the road to success. With a total of four wins he could not shake off his fiercest rival Caio Collet, who won three times. However, the top duo pulled away from the field at halftime. With a backlog of over 40 points is the Spanish newcomer David Vidales in third place.

The second half of the season of the Renault Eurocup Formula also takes place on prestigious racetracks. The young drivers who at least 15 must be years old with their up to 300 HP formula vehicles as guests in Barcelona, ​​Spa or at the Hockenheimring. The final will be played by 26. to 28. November at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe: “It was a great first half of the season with spectacular duels and a thrilling duel between the two leading drivers for the top of the table. The level in the field is unbelievably high, and the entire environment is extremely professional. It is not for nothing that the Renault Eurocup formula is considered to be one of the strongest formula series in the world and has in the past produced later Formula 1 world champions such as Lewis Hamilton or Kimi Räikkönen. Hankook is proud to present this new generation series in the 50 To be able to support the first anniversary year with the high pause tire Ventus Speed ​​on traditional racetracks in Europe and at the finals in Abu Dhabi. “


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