Frijns ended his karting career in 2008, gaining a scholarship to compete in Formula BMW the following year. He completed his first season in Formula BMW as best rookie and third place overall. Following a successful first year, Robin went on to clinch the overall championship title in 2010, with six wins, 13 podium and three pole positions.

In 2011, he moved to the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championship, where Robin yet again proved himself by winning the championship in his rookie season.

Success in the European Championship saw Robin graduate into the World Series by Renault 3.5 category for 2012. Competing with Fortec Motorsports Robin once again showed his talent by winning in his debut season.

In 2013, with the success of three European single seater titles in a row behind him, Frijns was offered a seat at Sauber Formula 1 where he became the F1 test and reserve driver. During this season, Robin competed in selective GP2 races and after just two races had secured a win. In 2014 Robin became the official test driver for Caterham F1.

Frijns continued to race in single-seaters but after a difficult season switched to GT racing for 2015. This decision proved rewarding yet again as he won the Blancpain GT series. In 2016, Robin continued in this championship alongside the Blancpain Sprint and Endurance series with WRT Audi Customer racing. This year he also became an official factory works driver for Audi Motorsport.

Alongside his GT career, Robin entered the FIA Formula E Championship in season two as a driver for Andretti Autosport. Frijns finished 10th in his first race and continued to score a podium in Putrajaya that season. He finished in the points in the following two races, scoring all of Andretti’s points for the season and making him the first Formula E rookie to finish his first four races in the top 10. In the 2016/17 season, Robin continued with Andretti, with a new partner, and continued to score points.

In January 2018, Frijns gained a seat for Audi Sport driving in the DTM Championship. Returning to Formula E with the Envision Virgin Racing team, Robin had a successful first season with the team wrapping up in third place. Frijns secured his first race win at the Paris E-Prix, a race that saw the Dutchman battle through rain, wind and hail whilst nurturing a broken front wing to finish on the top spot.

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Country: Netherlands

Hometown: Maastricht

Date of Birth: 07.08.91

2015Envision Virgin Racing Formula E
2013GP2 Series
2012Formula Renault 3.5 Series
2011Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
2010Formula Renault 2.0 NEC
2009Formula BMW Europe

Robin Frijns

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