Renault Sport Academy Drivers Christian Lundgaard, Max Fewtrell, Victor Martins and Arthur Rougier head to the Nürburgring this weekend for round eight of ten in the Formula Renault Eurocup.
Christian, a rookie in the series, leads the way in the Eurocup on 190 points, after a near dominant weekend at the last round in Hungary (31 August – 2 September). The Dane claimed two pole positions, a win and a second place, as well as two fastest laps at the Hungaroring, to put himself eight points clear of his nearest rival.
Max is third in the championship and trails Christian by 31.5 points after a double podium in Hungary.
Victor sits just behind Max in fourth, 17.5 points adrift of the British driver with Arthur fifteenth after another points-scoring outing last time out.
The quartet tested at the legendary German track in April ahead of the start of the season. Max was quickest with a 1min 54.939secs, Christian was 0.4secs down in fifth, Victor in 10th, 0.8secs off the lead with Arthur 18th.
The 2018 Eurocup season is entering its closing stages with three rounds and six races left to run. After the Nürburgring, it’s straight to Hockenheim for the penultimate round before the season conclusion in Barcelona in October.
Christian Lundgaard (MP Motorsport), 1st (1st Rookie), 190 points: “We will approach this weekend like we have done for every other round this season. We don’t want to change our focus. It’s a track where we’ve showed strong pace in pre-season testing, so we are confident we can be on the podium in both races.”
Max Fewtrell (R-ace GP), 3rd, 158.5 points: “I’m really excited to get to the Nürburgring as I believe it will suit us a lot more than some of the previous rounds and we can really get some solid points. We’re in the title fight so we need a good weekend with podiums to remain in contention. It’s a track I enjoy, and we were P1 there in testing earlier on in the year and that bodes quite well.”
Victor Martins (R-ace GP), 4th (2nd Rookie), 141 points: "We’re looking forward to having back to back races and we’ve been preparing as best as we can. We’re aiming for some strong results at the Nürburgring and Hockenheim. The last round didn’t go as well as I’d like, so we will come back stronger and remain confident. We have our targets to achieve and I’m excited to get in the car and race.”
Arthur Rougier (Fortec Motorsport), 15th (8th Rookie), 24 points: “I’m excited to drive at the Nürburgring this week. I don’t really know the track in the dry because the pre-season test was mainly wet. We’ll aim to be on the pace quite quickly. We struggled to find speed in Hungary on new tyres, but, hopefully with a bit of preparation, we will be able to improve the pace for this weekend. I’m feeling confident.”