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Archive for the category “World Series by Renault”

Driving home from Gatwick

Thoughts from the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix weekend

Nick Yelloly on WSR Silverstone

The aggressive young Englishman continues to impress

Robin Frijns – WSR points leader

He won the F BMW European Championship;  he was the 2011 Formula Renault Eurocup 2.0 Champion; and now, in his rookie season, he leads the ultra-competitive WSR 3.5 series.  Fortec’s Robin Frijns is a major part of the vibrant new Dutch challenge towards F1.  I spoke to him earlier this week about his rapid climb and  his recent F1 demo run for Red Bull in Moscow

“I was laughing; I couldn’t stop laughing…”

He began 2012 without a regular drive; then Trevor Carlin offered him a GP3 seat. He quickly showed his talent and speed – and was rewarded in May with a Red Bull Junior Team contract. Instantly competitive in the much bigger and faster World Series by Renault cars, Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa nonethless continues to race GP3 with Carlin. In Hungary, on July 28/29, he made history by winning GP3 on both Saturday and Sunday. I spoke to Antonio prior to the Silverstone WSR race on August 25/26.

 

Richie will be back…

As the 2012 motor racing season continues to unfold, I wondered about the progress of Richie Stanaway, the talented young New Zealander who is currently  holed-up in a French rehab clinic following his WSR accident at Spa on June 2.  For a young driver with the world at his feet, the frustration must be intense.  I caught up with him to check on his progress  – and to remind him that many are awaiting his return.  

 

 

Nick Yelloly on his stunning WSR win at Motorland

21-year-old Nick Yelloly made his WSR debut at Silverstone last year – and adapted quickly to 3.5 Renault power.  He finished a brilliant second at Barcelona at season’s end; and, driving for Comtec, won the opening round of the 2012 series at Motorland, Aragon, Spain, on May 5 

In Nick’s track bag:

Two Freem race suits

Two pairs of red Alpinestars gloves

Three  sets of Alpinestars nomex understuff

Two pairs of Alpinestars race boots

One Arai GP6 carbon helmet painted by JLF designs.
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“I always take a big kit bag to put all my race kit in and then one bag to take all my team clothing and normal clothes for the rest of the week. This usually consists of team clothing or sponsor wear for the day time at the race track then something casual and comfortable for the evenings when it’s time to chill out!
“I take a piece of hand luggage which has my Oakley sunglasses and ‘Beats by  Dr Dre’ earphones. Also my MacBook Air to use when we have wifi at the hotel etc – and of course the all important iPhone to keep in contact with everyone at home and to update my Facebook and twitter!
“I have my TAG watch that I got for my 20th birthday from my Dad, my Links of London bracelet from my Mum and my ring from my little sis that I always wear at all times expect when in the gym or driving the car.”
Follow Nick on Twitter @nickyelloly and on his site – http://nickyelloly.com

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