When Kevin Magnussen won the Formula Renault 3.5 championship this past weekend, his future in Formula One fairly secured.
DAMS team will appeal
A comfortable win for Kevin Magnussen, who took the chequered flag five seconds in front of Nico Müller.
Conditions were perfect throughout the day in Austria for World Series by Renault drivers for opening day of the weekend.
Today the World Series by Renault drivers tested on the Paul Ricard circuit in preparation for the weekend's event in France.
The Colombian Carlos Huertas (Carlin) mastered the wet conditions to top the podium from Sergey Sirotkin (ISR) and Stoffel Vandoorne (Fortec Motorsports).
Second victory of the 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (WSR) for Stoffel Vandoorne; this time at his home race in Belgium. However with his third place on the podium today, Kevin Magnussen still retains the points lead.
The next WSR meeting will take place at Moscow Raceway in Russia on 22-23 June.
World Series by Renault returns to Moscow Raceway
After starting from row eight on the grid, Nico Muller (International Draco Racing) took the victory from Kevin Magnussen (DAMS) and Sergey Sirotkin (ISR).
The Dane duly delivered at Paul Ricard, winning race one from Antonio Félix da Costa (Arden Caterham) and Stoffel Vandoorne (Fortec Motorsports).
Kevin Magnussen took the first win of the World Series by Renault this weekend at the historic Spa circuit, and by doing so became the first series driver this year to earn two race victories.