Some permutations: if Magnussen wants to win the championship, he has to finish at least sixth. If Vandoorne finishes second, Magnussen has to finish tenth. If Vandoorne doesn’t finish in the top two, Magnussen will be champion.
Race 1 starts at 14:00 local time (13:00 British time).
RACE ONE RESULTS
1. Kevin Magnussen (DAMS)
2. Will Stevens (Strakka)
3. Stoffel Vandoorne (Fortec)
4. Antonio Felix da Costa (Arden Caterham)
5. Will Buller (Zeta Corse)
6. Zoel Amberg (Pons)
7. Matias Laine (Strakka)
8. Daniil Move (Comtec)
9. Pietro Fantin (Arden Caterham)
10. Oli Webb (Fortec)
@andae23 Drivers like AFdC, Sirotkin and Sorensen were put on the back foot as their bankers weren’t good. Zanella got a bit lucky, he received a huge tow from Amberg on the pit straight, and the younger Swiss man let his compatriot through easily at T1.
At least “their bankers weren’t good” still means laps in Renault 3.5 – in GP2 it refers to the people paying for their drive…
Race 2 is live, amazingly, on British Eurosport where the race starts at 12.15. Looking forward to seeing if Will Stevens can get stuck into the leaders again (impressed with him in race 1) but I wouldn’t mind if it’s just a well-deserved glory run for Magnussen.
@npf1 I expect Verstappen to do what de Vries did in 2012..a full-fledged Formula Renault 2.0 campaign. KTR isn’t the best of teams though, with their best driver Ignazio d’Agosto only 7th in the championship. Let’s hope he can get a good seat like ART Junior, Fortec or Tech1.
@wsrgo I expect the same. Jos has been very careful about wether or not Max should commit to open wheel racing, but with these recent tests I think Max made up his mind. I hope he does better than de Vries did in 2012, though, and at a good team.
Race about to start, glad the conditions cleared up.
@npf1 de Vries was pretty decent in 2012. Finished fifth in FR2.0 in his rookie season in cars. None of the others in the top 10 were rookies. His performance this year was very poor till the summer break, but it seems he’s turned a corner after that, with two wins and two more podium finishes in five races. I wonder what he’ll do next year. He could stick around for a third season in FR2.0, or maybe move to F3.