Prema PowerteamA contrasting weekend for the Prema Power team in the first round of the F.Renault 2.0 Eurocup. Henki Waldschmidt claimed second in race 2 after a good start from the second row of the grid. Midway through the race the Dutch driver was overtaken by Charles Pic under yellow flags, which led to the French driver receiving a drive through penalty, allowing Waldschmidt to re-take his deserved second place at the flag. unfortunately the celebrations for the third place achieved in race one were cut short when Henkie’s car was deemed illegal in scrutineering for a small technical infringement. A small strip of rubber inserted in between the front floor tray and the monocoque to prevent the floor tray from rubbing against the monocoque was the offending item. A complicated weekend for Andrea Caldarelli and Martin Plowman, problems in qualifying compromised their weekend. Despite this, both drivers had excellent starts in race one with Martin finishing lap 1 in 14th making up 8 places on the opening lap!, with Andrea close behind after moving up 4 places. After bravely fighting their way to verge of the points zone, both drivers were unfortunately caught up in the same incident close to the end, resulting in their retirement from the race.

In race 2 another good start by Martin saw him up move up 2 places to 13th but his hopes of stealing his first points of the year were dashed when he was hit from behind on lap 3 while fighting for 12th. Andrea drove a solid race from 16th up to 12th, only for an incident on the last lap saw him drop down to 15th at the flag.