24/08/2012

What's happening this weekend?

World Endurance Championship (WEC) & Formula Renault 3.5
Let's start our journey this weekend at Silverstone where two of our drivers will be taking part.

Karun Chandhok will be racing for JRM in the World Endurance Championship (6 hours of Silverstone) whereas Jules Bianchi will take to the wheel of the Tech 1 Racing car as part of the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship.

Actually, both drivers have been in action today, getting to grips with their respective machines ahead of what should be tightly-contested races.

(Jules Bianchi getting into his car earlier today, click to enlarge)

(Karun Chandhok lapping Silverstone earlier today, more pics here, click to enlarge)

As for the current championship standings, this is how things currently look:

Formula Renault 3.5 Drivers' Championship (1st -5th):
1) Robin Frijns (111 pts)
2) Sam Bird (101)
3) Jules Bianchi (85)
4) Marco Sørensen (79)
5) Nick Yelloly (76)

WEC Drivers World Championship
6=) Ryan Dalziel (31.5 pts)
6=) Enzo Potolicchio (31.5)
7=) Peter Dumbreck (22.5)
7=) David Brabham (22.5)
7=) Karun Chandhok (22.5)
8) Soheil Ayari (20.5)
8) Pierre Kaffer (20.5)
8) Luís Pérez Companc (20.5)
9) Timo Bernhard (18)
10) Tom Kimber-Smith (16)
11) Stéphane Sarrazin (15.5)

WEC LMP1 trophy standings
1) Rebellion Racing (87 points)
2) JRM (63)
3) Strakka Racing (57)
4) Pescarolo Team (25)
5) OAK Racing (8)

Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup
Elsewhere, Shahaan Engineer will be racing at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Last time out in Assen, Shahaan had an unlucky time with a 24th & a 14th place finish, he'll be hoping to get back in the top ten this weekend.

This is how things currently stand:

Drivers' championship (8th-13th):
8) Sandy Stuvik (74 pts)
9) Steijn Schothorst (70)
10) Shahaan Engineer (67)
11) Nyck de Vries (56)
12) Leopold Ringbom (53)
13) Alex Riberas (52)

Other
Elsewhere, Narain Karthikeyan has been driving the new MRF F2000 car in a small demonstration. Here are his tweets about today:

"Driving the new MRF F-2000 car through the EA mall in Chennai, lots of these to avoid though!"


"MRF F2000 will be the fastest one-make single seater championship in Asia. But for today, its gonna be lots of fun and tyre smoke!"

"Ready to go, looks pretty crowded.."



We wish all our drivers this weekend the very best of luck, we'll post all the results as per usual. As soon as this article has been published, we'll post the Friday results on our facebook page, make sure you check them out.

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  2. Hahaha..i was there in EA for the launch of the MRF 2000 new car!! was fun..most of the people did not know or care about the man who is driving the car and doing donuts, but came just to see the car!

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