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Oscar Tunjo splits from Pons Formula Renault 3.5 squad

by Peter Allen
Oscar Tunjo

Photo: Alvaro Villa

Oscar Tunjo has left Pons Racing ahead of a planned second season in Formula Renault 3.5 with the team.

Tunjo had joined the Spanish squad from the Spa round in 2014 on a deal through until the end of the coming season – a commitment that was reconfirmed at the end of last year.

However, the team has now stated that the Colombian “was forced to reconsider his plans due to budget concerns” in what was a mutual decision.

The news leaves Pons without either of its seats filled ahead of the opening pre-season test on Thursday and Friday this week.

Tunjo had joined Pons last year after quitting the Signature-Renault F3 project on the eve of the season. He had been part of the Lotus F1 Junior Team until that point, spending three years in Formula Renault 2.0, finishing in the top ten in the Eurocup each time.

2015 Formula Renault 3.5 line-up so far
Team Drivers
DAMS Nyck de Vries Dean Stoneman
Fortec Motorsports Oliver Rowland
Arden Motorsport Egor Orudzhev Nicholas Latifi
Zeta Corse Facu Regalia
Lotus Matthieu Vaxiviere Meindert van Buuren
Strakka Racing Gustav Malja Tio Ellinas
AVF Beitske Visser Alfonso Celis
Tech 1 Racing Aurelien Panis Roy Nissany
Draco Racing Pietro Fantin Bruno Bonifacio
Comtec Racing
Pons Racing
Carlin Tom Dillmann Sean Gelael