2017 season approaches mid-season at the Hungaroring


The Hungarian venue returns to the Euroformula Open calendar in 2017 after a three-year absence

As the 2017 season approaches the midway point, Euroformula Open title race heats up heading to Hungaroring on 1-2 July. The Hungarian race track is famed for hosting the first Formula One Grand Prix behind the Iron Curtain in 1986. Hungaroring joined the F.3-based series calendar in 2012 with Canada’s Gianmarco Raimondo and Argentina’s Facu Regalia winning Euroformula Open races in Budapest. Two years later, the event returned to the calendar with Poland’s Artur Janosz and Spain’s Álex Palou climbing onto the highest step of the podium.

Hungaroring always produced thrilling races from start the end and 2017 won’t an exception. Before the summer break, Briton Harrison Scott (RP Motorsport) sits in first place in the Drivers’ standings on 151 points ahead of Indian Ameya Vaidyanathan (Carlin) and Russian Nikita Troitskiy (Drivex). Germany’s Jannes Fittje (Fortec) and Canada’s Devlin DeFrancesco (Carlin) currently round off the top five in the standings. Rookie class leader Troitskiy claimed a double win in France to capture 20 points and extend his lead over second-placed Fittje. DeFrancesco, Romanian Petru Florescu (Campos Racing) and Eliseo Martínez (Teo Martín Motorsport) lie third, fourth and fifth respectively. In the Teams’ classification, RP Motorsport leads the standings with 58 points to their name ahead of Carlin and Drivex.