EFREN: Different luck for the Argentinians in Spa

The European Formula Renault disputed it's seventh round on the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, one of the more beautiful circuits in the world, and the favorite of many drivers of Formula1. The two Argentinians of the Lincoln Sport...

The European Formula Renault disputed it's seventh round on the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, one of the more beautiful circuits in the world, and the favorite of many drivers of Formula1. The two Argentinians of the Lincoln Sport Group, José María López and Esteban Guerrieri came here with great previous results in the Italian FR and the German FR respectively.

López, driver of the Cram Competition finished in second position on a even more complicate circuit because of rain fall before the race. However, the temperature at that moment was of 20ºC, which delayed the decision in the election of the tyres and the set up of the car. Finally ¨Pechito¨ choosed rain tyres for the race.

¨When I started I was fourth and inmediately I passed the third and second before finish the first lap; I lost to much time and Jani had already four seconds of distance. It was really hard discount and the track was getting more dry which complicate a lot my car with rain tyres¨ said López about his first race with wet conditions. With this result in Spa the argentinian is fourth in the championship with 78 points, 64 less than the leader Eric Salignon, who finished fifth in Belgium.

The other Argentinian present in Spa, Esteban Guerrieri, driver of the Jenzer Motorsport couldn`t complete a good result in the European championship. Guerrieri qualified 33º and he quit the race in the second lap after a touch with other driver that broke his direction.

¨I passed lot of cars in the start but a touch with other competitor broke the direction of the car and I couldn`t finished the race¨recognised Esteban who will have revenche next weekend in Salzburgo, Austria for the German championship. <pre> -7° round of the European Formula Renault
-Augoust 3th 2002
-Circuit: Spa Francorchamps -Francorchamps, Bélgica
-Extent: 6.968 metros

-Pole Position: Neel Jani with 2m21s514/1000
-Qualify: J.M. López: 3° / E. Guerrieri: 33°

-Race: 9 laps
-Middle of the winner: 164.304 Km/h.
-Race duration: 22m49s917
-Next race: 21/9 in Imola, San Marino.

RACE RESULTS

Pos. Driver Team
1° Neel Jani Jenzer Motorsport
2º José María López CRAM Competition
3º Mike Den Tandt ADM Junior Team
4° Hannes Lachinger Ma-Con Motorsport
5° Eric Salignon Graff Racing
6° Nicolas Lapierre Graff Racing
7° Lewis Hamilton Manor Motorsports
8° Christian Montanari Drumel Motorsport
9° Simon Pagenaud ASM
10°Bruno Spengler Jenzer Motorsport
DNF Esteban Guerrieri Jenzer Motorsport

DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP

1º Salignon FRA (Craf) 142 puntos
2º Jani CH (Jenzer) 117 puntos
3º Lapierre FRA 88 puntos
4º López ARG (Cram) 78 puntos
5º Kubica POL (RC) 64 puntos

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Bruno Spengler , Eric Salignon , Christian Montanari , Neel Jani , Nicolas Lapierre , Jose Maria Lopez , Simon Pagenaud , Esteban Guerrieri
Teams Jenzer Motorsport