Category Archives: Formula Racing

Formula Renault 3.5: Sörensen wins Race 1

Marco Sörensen wins Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring ahead of Nigel Melker and Kevin Magnussen.

Stoffel Vandoorne, who was the championship leader before the race had to retire.

He started from P6 on the grid and had a bad start, he lost six positions and couldn’t follow the pace of the other drivers.

Then he had to retire after the first SC period and lost the championship lead to Magnussen.

Sörensen was leading the race from start to finish, the fastest lap was from Melker.

Antonio Felix da Costa, who was at the Young Drivers Test for Toro Rosso started the race from P7 and ended the race in P8, he was having problems through the whole day.

Despite of the SC periods the race was quite dull, even the DRS system couldn’t bring action into the race.

The drivers were really carefull with their overtaking attemps.

Race 2 starts tomorrow from 14:30 (GMT+1) and will be broadcasted by Eurosport.

Formula Renault 3.5, Red Bull Ring Race 1 Top 5 results:

Marco Sörensen

Nigel Melker

Kevin Magnussen

Will Stevens

Arthur Pic

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Andretti Autosport coming to the Formula E

Andretti Autosport yesterday announced that they’re going to drive in the new Formula E championship, beginning in September 2014 at Los Angeles.

After Drayson Racing and China Racing, Andretti Autosport is the third team to come into the Formula E.

Andretti will continue their Indycar programm though.

Formula E promoter Alejandro Agag already said in June that one of the big Indycar teams will come to the series.

Andretti Autosport (formally known as Andretti Green Racing) won four Indycar driver titles (Tony Kanaan 2004, Dan Wheldon 2005, Dario Franchitti 2007 and Ryan Hunter Reay 2012) and two Indy 500 wins (Wheldon 2005, Franchitti 2007).

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They also competed in the American Le Mans Series in 2007 till 2009 with Acura and they’re also driving in the Indycar fedder series Firestone Indy Lights, Star Mazda Championship and the U.S. F2000 National Championship (all part of the Road to Indy programm).

The Formula E championship will have ten races in his first season including, Miami, Berlin and Los Angeles.

The Formula E is a stock series, like Indycar or GP2 and the Electric engine will be supplied by Renault.