Robin Frijns, Sauber, Young Drivers' Test, Silverstone, 2013

Sauber reserve driver Frijns loses GP2 seat

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Sauber’s reserve driver Robin Frijns, who won the Formula Renault 3.5 and 2.0 championships within the last two years, has lost his race seat in GP2.


Robin Frijns, Sauber, Young Drivers' Test, Silverstone, 2013


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Comment of the day

More conservative tyres for next year is a good move, Fikri Harish reckons.

The reasoning is quite sensible. With the regulations being what they are for next year, the teams are going to be dealing with a whole new set of variables anyway.

There?s no point in unnecessarily adding another one on top of that.
Fikri Harish (@Fihar)

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On this day in F1

For the second race in a row Damon Hill was cruelly denied a likely maiden win due to a car failure, in the German Grand Prix 20 years ago today.

Once again Hill’s misfortune allowed team mate Alain Prost to win. It was his 51st and final grand prix victory.

Michael Schumacher was second ahead of Mark Blundell, who came out on top in this hair-raising scrap with Gerhard Berger:

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