Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 02/2012

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British Formula 3 Championship Carlos Sainz Jr
British Formula 3 Championship Carlos Sainz Jr Source Volkswagen AG
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British Formula 3 Championship Carlos Sainz Jr takes the lead with two wins

Young Carlos Sainz Jr (E) enjoyed some success on the second weekend of racing in the British Formula 3 Championship: the Volkswagen driver, who is just 17 years old, won two out of three races in Monza and therefore moves to the top of the leader board. In the first race, Sainz Jr was joined on the winners’ rostrum by a second Volkswagen driver, Jazeman Jaafar. The Wolfsburg-based brand was also represented on the rostrum in the second race, with Jack Harvey (GB) and Pietro Fantin (BR) coming second and third respectively. Sainz Jr, who, like all of his Volkswagen colleagues, drives a brand-new Dallara F312 Volkswagen for the Carlin team, then scored his second victory in the final race. The Spaniard is now at the top of the drivers’ standings with 74 points. Jaafar (65) and Harvey (63) are third and fourth overall respectively.

Volkswagen Endurance Cup Van der Helm/JD Engineering wins season opener

The first race in the new Volkswagen Endurance Cup season was won by the Van der Helm/JD Engineering team. After 108 laps in the five-hour race at Circuit Park Zandvoort, the drivers Gerard van der Helm and Jeroen Dik and their team managed to pip the Thoonen Racing 1 team to the post with a lead of a good 44 seconds. The Ferry Monster Autosport 1 team crossed the finishing line in third place. All of the entrants in the Endurance Cup are behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf 5 2.0 TDI.

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