McLaren Young Drivers in action at Motorland
Sunday: Vandoorne achieves impressive podium
Stoffel Vandoorne produced an excellent display to secure third place in the second race of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at Motorland, Aragon.
The Belgian tackled the wet conditions to improve two places on his qualifying position and was unlucky not to win the fight for second, of which he was involved in for much of the race.
Another member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme, Kevin Magnussen, displayed excllent racing pedigree – after being relegated to the back of the grid in this morning's stop-start qualifying, the Dane raced through the field secure ninth place at the flag.
Nyck de Vries finished seventh in second race of the weekend in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 to cap off a good weekend for McLaren's young chargers.
Saturday: Magnussen storms to win in Formula Renault 3.5
22-year-old Danish racing sensation Kevin Magnussen secured a hugely impressive win in the opening Formula Renault 3.5 race at Aragon.
After claiming pole position earlier in the day, he produced some fantastic defending at the start to retain the lead. Thereafter he was never troubled as he finished with a 19-second lead over his nearest competitor.
The win tops off a great weekend so far for Magnussen who topped all three timing sheets in practice.
Fellow McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne produced another solid performance to finish eighth. The 21-year-old Belgian showed frontrunning pace in the wet in practice will be looking to improve further still in tomorrow's race.
Also in action at Motorland Aragon was McLaren Young Driver Nyck de Vries as the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season got underway. The 18-year-old racing star achieved ninth place which he will be hoping to build on in tomorrow's race.
Friday: Motorland Practice Report
22-year-old Danish racing star Kevin Magnussen topped all three timing sheets of practice in Spain, following up his fastest time in Thursday’s test by setting the pace in the changeable conditions at the north eastern circuit.
Another of our young chargers, 21-year-old Belgian racing ace Stoffel Vandoorne, posted the third fastest time in the wet conditions on Friday morning.
McLaren Young Driver Nyck de Vries was also in action at Motorland Aragon as he got his Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season up and running.
The Dutch racing protégé dealt tremendously with the wet conditions to set the quickest time in the first session of testing. He followed that up with another strong performance in the afternoon, finishing just two tenths off the pace.