Renault Sport Academy Driver Max Fewtrell was crowned the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup Rookie Champion at the weekend, keeping his head to take the title by 30 points.
Max finishes the Eurocup season in sixth spot overall with consistent top ten results, lack of retirements and a maiden victory in Austria in July to thank for his 164 points.
The 2016 British F4 Champion simply needed to keep rivals Dan Ticktum and Yifei Ye behind in the final round in Barcelona, and he did just that, finishing fourth and seventh in the final two races.
Jarno Opmeer also enjoyed a bright end to his rookie season in the Eurocup, continuing his run of points scoring finishes which has seen him secure six top ten finishes in eight races.
The Dutchman capped off the year brightly with a season-best of fifth in race two after starting from sixth on the grid and a strong ninth in race three.
Jarno, driving for MP Motorsport, ends the year 15th in the Drivers’ standings and 7th best rookie.
Sun Yue Yang endured a tough weekend in Catalunya finishing 24th and 25th in races one and three.
There wasn’t much Sunny could do in race two which saw him retire following a 12-car accident at turn one.
Max Fewtrell (Tech-1 Racing, #7)
6th, 1st Rookie (Champion) – 164 points – 23/23 races completed
“It’s been a really long year and I’m really happy to get the rookie title at the last round. It’s been hard work but we’ve got there in the end. I think in the second-half of the season we have been battling for podiums consistently so the pace has looked really good and I’ve been happy with that. I’m excited for next year now where I will be pushing for the main title.”
Jarno Opmeer (MP Motorsport, #30)
15th, 7th Rookie – 27 points – 23/23 races completed
“I think we ended the season really positively with good pace throughout the weekend. I made some nice overtakes and managed to get some solid points. I made some mistakes at the beginning of the weekend but I learned from them and continued pushing which was great fun.”
Sun Yue Yang (JD Motorsport, #21)
31st, 17th Rookie – 0 points – 23/23 races completed
“The weekend was very difficult and quite confusing. I was a lot slower than before and I crashed in one of the races. I was better on my braking this weekend, but I wasn’t that fast as I wasn’t on my limit in some of the corners. Honestly, this is a hard weekend.”