Neil Verhagen

Verhagen looking to break out of a cloud at the Nürburgring

#21 Neil Verhagen (USA – Tech 1 Renault)
Formula Renault Eurocup position: 12th – 33 points – after 14 of 20 races

Neil Verhagen, the 17-year-old American, is all set to end his recent run of Formula Renault Eurocup frustration at the Nürburgring this weekend. That is as long as the Red Bull Junior can see where he is going.

"Well we should have had four hours on track today (Thursday)," laughed Verhagen. "That would have been nice but at the moment we are sitting in a cloud of fog, it's raining and you can see nothing. If we get out at all today I guess it might be for an hour later if things clear."

Already prepared

"Still I had a great sim session earlier in the week at Red Bull Racing, adding that to the experience last year when it was also wet, I do at least know where the track is going. It's not high on my favourites list, there are some tracks you just don't love even though it is technical and interesting so it's quite cool that way. The asphalt is quite old and bumpy in places so that doesn't help."

"Still it's the same for everyone and the team and I have been working very hard, we know that is is crucial that we turn things around after our recent frustrations so that has all our efforts working together. They are good guys and we are confident of a much better weekend," concluded the Tech 1 driver.


Nürburgring weekend schedule – all times CEST
Friday 14th September
8:45–9:35 Collective tests 1
13:35–14:25 Collective tests 2

Saturday 15th September
8:45–9:20 Qualifying 1 (2x15 minutes)
12:45–13:20 Race 1 (30 minutes plus 1 lap)

Sunday 16th September
9:00–9:35 Qualifying 2 (2x15 minutes)
14:20–14:55 Race 2 (30 minutes plus 1 lap)