Red Bull Junior Team

Red Bull Junior Team: Renault 2.0 Hungaroring, Kvyat out early

Alexander Albon (THA - Epic Racing), Hungaroring Red Bull

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship leader Daniil Kvyat, the 18 year old Russian, had his race ended early on the opening lap when he came together with Oliver Rowland (GBR - Fortec Motorsports). Kvyat had set off from 4th on the grid with Rowland 5th and while Rowland regained the circuit at the back of the field and would finish 16th, Kvyat was out and the Red Bull Junior lost his points lead to pole man Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL - Josef Kaufmann Racing) who had a lights to flag victory.

The 1st lap drama brought out the safety car but even that did not upset Vandoorne's race. When it pulled in he eased away from Daniil Kvyat (RUS - Koiranen Motorsport) who had his work cut out defending 2nd from Jordan King (GBR - Manor MP Motorsport), Nyck de Vries (NED - R-Ace GP) and Alex Riberas (ESP - Josef Kaufmann Racing).

With Kvyat out it was up to fellow Red Bull Juniors Stefan Wackerbauer (GER - Koiranen Motorsport) and Alexander Albon (THA - Epic Racing) to fly the flag. 16 year old German Stefan Wackerbauer had qualified 11th and thanks to the 1st lap incident lay 9th. He was putting pressure on Melville McKee (GBR - Interwetten Racing) for 8th but then overdid it trying to get drive onto the start and finish straight and spun on lap 12. He rejoined in 14th and was still there at the end of the 15 laps.

Albon came from 20th on the grid and after a mess of a 1st lap when he dropped to 25th he clawed his way back to finish 17th.

Kvyat had started the weekend with a single point advantage over Vandoorne and now goes into Race 2 of the weekend 24 points behind. The battle is effectively between the 2 of them ad there are 5 races remaining.

Hungaroring Schedule – All times CET

Race 2 - 14.55




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