Sauber reserve driver Frijns loses GP2 seat

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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.

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96 comments on Sauber reserve driver Frijns loses GP2 seat

  1. About that video, significantly more grip for the Ligier, and despite running with a little more of rear wing than the Ferrari still looks as fast as the Ferrari, I don’t know why Walker and Palmer claim the Renault was so much more powerful. I’m sure they had some data to back it up but it doesn’t look like it visually even if the Ferrari was really bad.

  2. F1WithMySon (@f1withmyson) said on 26th July 2013, 5:18

    Nobody’s talking about the “Decoding the installation lap” video? It’s fantastic stuff, you need to watch it now. It really shows how complex driving one of these cars is, and highlights how pressing the gas and turning the wheel is but a small part of driving one of these amazing machines. Thanks to Mercedes for publishing that.

  3. Patrick (@paeschli) said on 26th July 2013, 8:56

    Robin Frijns is the first driver to have won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in his debut season, since Robert Kubica in 2005. He definitely deserves a seat in F1.

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