McLaren Young Drivers in action: Spielberg
Sunday: Spielberg Qualifying and Race 2 Report
Second podium of the weekend for Magnussen
Current Formula Renault 3.5 series championship leader and McLaren Young Driver Kevin Magnussen put in an excellent drive to finish second in Race 2 at Spielberg, Austria.
After qualifying in third place on the grid, Kevin made a fantastic pass into Turn 2 to take second place, where he stayed throughout the race. A good haul of points extends his lead at the top of the standings.
Fellow member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme, Stoffel Vandoorne, qualified in fourth but spun at Turn 1 after making contact into the entry. He subsequently dropped to the back of the field before retiring.
In Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 action, Nyck de Vries qualified in 14th and gained two places to finish in 12th.
Saturday: Spielberg Qualifying and Race 1 Report
Magnussen regains championship lead with podium
McLaren Young Driver Kevin Magnussen had a relatively untroubled race coming third in the first Formula Renault 3.5 Series Race at Spielberg.
An impressive qualifying session saw him start on the front row of the grid, and the Dane now returns to the top of the championship, taking the lead from fellow McLaren Young Driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
After qualifying in 6th place, Stoffel's car developed a water leak before the start of the race and after losing multiple places once the race had begun, the 21-year-old Belgian was forced to retire.
18-year-old McLaren junior Nyck de Vries qualified and finished 15th in the first Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race of the weekend.
Friday: Spielberg Free Practice Report
Magnussen sets the pace in practice
20-year-old Danish driver Kevin Magnussen set the quickest time in the Formula Renault 3.5 free practice sessions in Spielberg, Austria.
Fresh from coming top of the timesheets for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes in the Young Driver Test at Silverstone on Wednesday, Kevin produced an impressively quick lap time of 1m17.055s - almost a tenth quicker than his nearest competitor.
Fellow member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme and current championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne, produced two solid showings to finish in 10th position in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
Also in action on Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 duty was Nyck de Vries. The 18-year-old finished 9th in the morning running and 15th in the afternoon session.