McLaren Young Drivers in action at Monaco
Sunday: Monaco Race Report
20-year-old Kevin Magnussen continued his impressive run of results by securing fourth place in today's latest Formula Renault 3.5 Series race at Monaco.
The McLaren Young Driver pulled off a great overtaking move down the inside at Rascasse to regain the place he earlier lost. The result means the Dane leaves with a good haul of points to continue his title challenge.
Also in action was fellow member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme, Stoffel Vandoorne. The Belgian – who started in 10th after receiving a grid penalty earlier in the week – gained a place to finish in ninth.
Both drivers looking forward to the next meeting at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, at the start of June.
Saturday: Monaco Qualifying Report
McLaren Young Driver and current Formula Renault 3.5 Series points leader Kevin Magnussen put in another solid display to qualify in fourth place for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix support race.
The 20-year-old Danish driver, who is currently four points ahead of his closest competitor in the championship, Stoffel Vandoorne – a fellow member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme – finished second in Qualifying Group A. Fourth overall should give him the platform to continue his impressive form so far this season.
After setting the quickest time in free practice, Stoffel Vandoorne also put in a good performance today by qualifying third in Qualifying Group B. That would have placed the Belgian fifth overall but he will start from 10th place on the grid owing to a five-place grid penalty from Thursday.
Thursday: Monaco Free Practice Report
21-year-old Belgian racing ace Stoffel Vandoorne set the quickest time in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series free practice session in Monaco.
It was however a bittersweet day for the McLaren Young Driver, who was racing there for the first time. Towards the end of the session, he span at a corner where a previous incident was still being dealt with on track. Stoffel later received a five-place grid penalty for the start of the main race.
Fellow member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme, Kevin Magnussen, finished sixth. The current points leader looks in good shape to have another impressive weekend.