Sorensen dominates at the Red Bull Ring

Sorensen dominates at the Red Bull Ring

20 July 2013 – Amid a field populated by drivers with Formula One car experience from this week’s Silverstone Young Drivers Test, Dane Marco Sorensen claimed a commanding lights-to-flag victory in the weekend’s first Formula Renault 3.5 Series race at the Red Bull Ring.

Pole-sitter Sorensen led from the start and rarely looked threatened, with an uneventful race amongst the frontrunners made interesting only by the emergence of the safety car on two occasions. The first was a result of Zeta Corse driver Riccardo Agostini’s spin on the exit of the first corner. The reigning Italian Formula 3 champion was trying to overtake on the inside on the run down to Turn 1, but ran wide, spinning back onto the track as his rear wheels lost traction, and nearly collecting several other cars. 

The second full caution period occurred immediately after the first, with Formula One hopeful Sergey Sirotkin’s day ending after he was tagged by Norman Nato at Remus corner. The Russian, who has been heavily linked to a 2014 drive with Sauber following Russian investment in the Swiss team, was tipped into a spin and stalled his car as it came to rest in the middle of the track.

As the safety car came in, Sorensen set about extending his lead once more, eventually claiming his first victory of the season by a margin of over four seconds to second place man Nigel Melker. McLaren tester Kevin Magnussen rounded out the podium positions, finishing a further five seconds back.

Briton Will Stevens, who took part in the Silverstone gathering for Caterham, finished in fourth, followed by Arthur Pic and Fortec Motorsport’s William Buller. Red Bull junior driver António Félix da Costa had briefly battled Pic for fifth, before dropping back to eventually finish seventh. Marlon Stockinger, Brazilian André Negrão and Jazeman Jaafer completed the top ten runners.

Race 2 at the Red Bull Ring begins on Sunday at 14:30 local time (GMT +1)

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