Renault Sport Academy Driver Max Fewtrell has his sights set on wrapping up the Formula Renault Eurocup Drivers’ Championship as the series heads to Barcelona for the season finale.
Max leads the way by 20.5 points with a maximum of 50 up for grabs across the two races at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend. A victory in race one on Saturday would seal the title for Max ahead of Sunday’s final outing.
The Briton – rookie champion in the Eurocup in 2017 - enters round ten of the championship in bright form, having won the last three races across the German double-header at the Nürburgring and Hockenheim. He has the most wins (six), most pole positions (six) and most fastest laps (six) of any driver in 2018.
Christian Lundgaard is still in contention to win the championship, but sits 36.5 points adrift of Max in third. The Danish driver suffered an unfortunate double retirement in Hockenheim last time out having been in the lead of the series. Closer to Christian’s grasp is clinching the top rookie accolade, which he leads by 40 points.
Victor Martins aims to finish the season as second-best rookie behind Christian, with Arthur Rougier also targeting a positive finale in Spain having recorded points finishes in five of his last eight races.
Max Fewtrell (1st, 251.5pts): “I’m super excited for the final round in Barcelona. It’s been a long and tough year having to crawl back in the championship after a few disappointments earlier in the season. But we’ve been able to keep some good momentum in the last few rounds with three wins in a row and we have the championship lead. We now have to defend the lead and secure the title. Last year the team were strong in Barcelona so that gives me a bit of confidence as well.”
Christian Lundgaard (3rd, 1st Rookie, 215pts): “I’m looking forward to Barcelona to show what we are really made of, after a weekend where we scored no points in Hockenheim. It’s the last weekend and we have nothing to lose. We will give everything to get back in the lead. The whole season has been amazing with the team and we’ve had wins, podiums and the occasional DNF, but we’ve kept working and we will continue to until the end. I’ve driven a lot at Barcelona, so I’ll be aiming to draw on that experience and improve even more.”
Victor Martins (5th, 3rd Rookie, 171pts): “The goal now for the final round of the season is to give everything I can and to finish the season on a high. I can’t win the championship, but I’ll be focusing on myself and aim to work on my weaknesses. I’ll be aiming for some strong results.”
Arthur Rougier (15th, 8th Rookie, 26pts): “I’m really excited to race in Barcelona for the last round of the season. It’s a track where I secured my first podium in single-seaters and also my first win. It’s a track I like, so I’ll be targeting good results to end the year well.”
Formula Renault Eurocup, Round 10, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
09:50 - 10:40, Collective Test 1
14:00 - 14:50, Collective Test 2
09:00 - 09:35, Qualifying
12:45 (30 minutes + 1 lap), Race 1
11:00 - 11:35, Qualifying
16:50 (30 minutes + 1 lap), Race 2