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.

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