(Interwetten.com Junior Team - Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup - 17th April 2011)
Timmy Hansen managed a fantastic start into the Formula Renault Eurocup season. The young Swede crossed the finishing line as fourth at the Spanish Motorland Aragon on Sunday, just barely missing the podium.
This was after the weekend had started with quite a shock during the mass carambolage in the first race. “I was delighted to have avoided the first accident when, all of a sudden, a vehicle appeared to the side in front of me”, reports the 18 year old. A collision was unavoidable. “that must have been the shortest race of my career.” The Interwetten.com pilot made up for it on Sunday though. “Pity it wasn’t quite enough for a podium place but the race proved my capability of driving amongst the first few”, explains the Swede optimistically.
Unfortunately, for Austrian Thomas Jäger the weekend didn’t go all that well. “We had to fight technical problems in both qualifying, making it hard to get to the front in the races”, the just 16 year old sums it up.
Team manager Michael Schneider states: „It was a shame that Thomas was not able to show his true potential. We are all delighted with Timmy’s start into the season. Even though it didn’t quite work out with a podium place this time, I have no doubt that we will get plenty of opportunities throughout the season to rectify that.”
The second weekend of the season will already take place from 30th April to 1st May in the Belgian Spa-Franchorchamps. Interwetten.com Junior Team will be accompanied there by the Cinema Sports Team, which will be filming a sports documentary about the Austrian racing team with tradition.