Kevin Korjus goes down in history!

17.04.2011

His victory here today at just 18 years of age makes Kevin Korjus (Tech 1 Racing) the youngest driver to win a race in Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Leading from start to finish, the Estonian crossed the finish line ahead of Alexander Rossi (Fortec Motorsport) and Albert Costa (Epic Racing). First yesterday, second today, Alexander Rossi leaves Motorland Aragon as championship leader.

Korjus Kevin got away to a perfect start and took command of the race into turn one ahead of Albert Costa and Cesar Ramos. The first corner saw lively action, as often, with a coming together between Stéphane Richelmi (International Draco Racing), Walter Grubmuller (P1 Motorsport) and Brandon Hartley (Gravity-Charouz).

Korjus Kevin got away to a perfect start and took command of the race into turn one ahead of Albert Costa and Cesar Ramos. The first corner saw lively action, as often, with a coming together between Stéphane Richelmi (International Draco Racing), Walter Grubmuller (P1 Motorsport) and Brandon Hartley (Gravity-Charouz).

Kevin Korjus made a solid start to the race despite constant pressure put on him by Albert Costa. In third, Cesar Ramos kept Nelson Panciatici (KMP Racing), Robert Wickens (Carlin) and Alexander Rossi all at bay. For a few laps Kevin Korjus, Albert Costa and Cesar Ramos all vyed for quickest race lap.

Alexander Rossi was the first of the leaders to pit for a tire change, followed by Albert Costa a lap later, and then Robert Wickens. The Carlin driver’s pitstop didn’t go well and the Canadian lost a few precious seconds in the process. Just as Kevin Korjust pitted, Nelson Panciatici, up until then busy fighting for the podium, found himself at a standstill with a fuel pressure problem.

Following the series of pit stops, Kevin Korjus was still in the lead ahead of Alexander Rossi. The U.S. driver gained considerable advantage going up from sixth to second, after stopping earlier than his opponents and going on to post a series of fast laps. Rossi found himself now back in touch with Korjus, while Albert Costa, now third, opened up a good gap ahead of Cesar Ramos in fourth. The Brazilian had to focus on Robert Wickens, positioned just behind him and ready to seize the slightest opportunity.

Kevin Korjus became, at just 18 years 3 months and 8 days, the youngest driver to win a race in Formula Renault 3.5 Series, appropriating that particular accolade from Charles Pic and his victory in Monaco in 2008. By finishing second, Alexander Rossi leaves Motorland Aragon on top of the overall standings. Next meeting: Spa-Francorchamps.

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