Robin runs Frijns round them

Robin runs Frijns round them

Robin Frijns prevailed against one of the strongest Formula Renault 3.5 grids ever assembled, and was a worthy winner even if the title ended in acrimony. Glenn Freeman looks back at how the season unfolded

Even with back-to-back titles in Formula BMW and Formula Renault 2.0 under his belt, Robin Frijns knew going into this season that a hat-trick was unlikely.

This was the strongest field to grace a Formula Renault 3.5 season, with graduates from all of Europe's best championships enticed by an updated (and faster) car. A lack of clashes with the Formula 1 calendar meant there were junior drivers from McLaren, Mercedes, Ferrari, Red Bull, Caterham and Lotus all represented in this year's field.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just