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Your 2013 GP2 Driver of the Year: 4th - Robin Frijns

You voted Robin Frijns into 4th place in Crash.net's GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 poll!
Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013:
4. Robin Frijns

Birthplace: Maastricht, Netherlands
Birthdate: August 7, 1991
Team: Hilmer Motorsport
2013 starts: 12
Poles: 0
Wins: 1
Podiums: 2
Fastest laps: 0
Championship points: 47
Championship position: 15th
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2011 position: N/A
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2012 position: N/A

Season summary:

The 22-year-old Dutch driver is probably the clearest example of the financial problems buffeting GP2 teams in the current economic climate. Despite being the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion and this year's test and reserve driver for the Sauber F1 team, Robin Frijns missed the first weekend in 2013 while the various deals were put together to get him in the Hilmer #22. When he finally did make his debut, a nondescript outing at Bahrain was followed by a stellar weekend at Catalunya which saw him clinch victory in the feature race and second in the sprint. But a few weeks later things started to unravel and Frijns was abruptly ejected from the race seat for Hungary in place of the better-funded Adrian Quaife-Hobbs. He made a one-off return at Spa when Jon Lancaster's own funding hit a temporary snag, but that was it for Frijns: being a champion and proven race winner apparently just isn't enough to get a race seat in GP2 anymore.

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Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

5. Alexander Rossi
6. James Calado
7. Jolyon Palmer
8. Mitch Evans
9.Tom Dillmann
10. Marcus Ericsson


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Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) in action during Friday practice at the Nurburgring in German on July 5, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alfonso d`Orleans-Borbon with Racing Engineering drivers Stefano Coletti and Raffaele Marciello
Russian Time team principal Igor Mazepa with lead driver Sam Bird in 2013. (Photo Credit: GP2 Media Service.)
Sam Bird with the BRDC Graham Hill Trophy after the British Racing Drivers` Club awards on December 2, 2013. (Photo by Jakob Ebrey.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) during Friday practice at Spa-Francorchamps - Friday, August 23 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) during Friday practice at Spa-Francorchamps - Friday, August 23 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) during Friday practice at the Nurburgring in German on July 5, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Alexander Rossi (USA, Caterham Racing), Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport), and Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) crash out of the Monaco feature race on Friday, May 24 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Rapax) celebrates his victory on the podium with Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) and Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) after the Spain sprint race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Sunday, May 12. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory with second-place Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) crosses the line to take victory. Action after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Malcolm Griffiths/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Robin Frijns (NED, Hilmer Motorsport) celebrates his victory on the podium with Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) and Jolyon Palmer (GBR, Carlin) after the Spain feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcalona - Saturday, May 11. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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