09 July 2014

Preparing for German round of Formula Renault 3.5 Series

Malaysian racing driver, Jazeman Jaafar, will be returning to the cockpit for the sixth round of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series this weekend, with the World Series by Renault event taking place at the popular Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

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Jazeman has had a busy schedule in the last couple of weeks. He returned from the Moscow round of the FR3.5 Series and prepared for a sportscar test with HTP Motorsport. After a successful day of running at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium Jazeman traveled back to London and on to Silverstone to join the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 team for the British Grand Prix.

His attentions now turn to the Nurburgring round of the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series and the 21-year-old driver is eager to be in his ISR Racing car and racing on the German track. Jazeman says, “Watching the British Grand Prix and being in the garage with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 was great, but there’s nothing like being the driver rather than the spectator. It is a great motivator, as F1 is, of course, my goal and working my way there by successfully racing in the lower categories is the focus right now.”

“This weekend will be all about points,” adds Jazeman. I want to be back on the podium again having been there twice this season and for that I’ll be working hard with the ISR Racing crew to develop the right set up for qualifying and the races. It’s a great track and I’m determined to have a successful weekend there.”

The Nurburgring circuit is located just south of Cologne and was built in 1984, alongside the famed Nordschleife track, a 13 mile long loop which includes over a 1000 feet of elevation change and around 170 corners. The track is open to the public on selected days and a lap of Nordschleife is always on the agenda for a visit to Nurburgring. Jazeman says of this historic track, “I have ‘done’ the lap of Nurburgring a few times now. On my first visit I wasn’t old enough so I was a passenger with my coach and that was a nerve racking experience – I much prefer to be the driver.”

The World Series by Renault event at Nurburgring starts on Friday 11th July with two practice sessions for Jazeman and the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. On Saturday morning qualifying for the first of the two races takes place, with the first race in the afternoon. Qualifying and the second race are on Sunday 13th July. Check TV listings for local times of showing on Eurosport.

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