Robin Frijns (born 7 August 1991 in Maastricht, Netherlands) is a Dutch auto racing driver, but lives in Belgium. He is the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion, and the first driver to have won the series in his debut season since Robert Kubica in 2005.

2012 - Robin Frijns in Sauber C31 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

2012 – Robin Frijns in Sauber C31 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

On 18 October 2012, Sauber announced that Frijns will be driving their car during the third round of Young Drivers Test in Abu Dhabi alongside the team’s testing and reserve driver Esteban Gutiérrez.

2012- Robin Frijns and Red Bull

2012- Robin Frijns and Red Bull

2012 - Robin Frijns in Red Bull RB8 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

2012 – Robin Frijns in Red Bull RB8 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi

As the highest-placed Formula Renault driver not attached to any established Formula One team, Frijns was also added to Red Bull Racing’s line-up for the test.

Reflecting on Frijns’ 2012 season, ESPN commentator Ben Evans opined that “anything less than a Formula One race seat next year would be a travesty”.

2013 - Robin Frijns with Sauber C32 Test at Silverstone England

2013 – Robin Frijns with Sauber C32 Test at Silverstone England

2013 - Robin Frijns at Silverstone with Sauber F1

2013 – Robin Frijns at Silverstone with Sauber F1

On 23 November 2012 it was announced that Robin Frijns would become part of the Sauber F1 Team, and would serve as test and reserve driver in 2013.

2014 - Robin Frijns with Caterham F1

2014 – Robin Frijns with Caterham F1

2014 - Robin Frijns with Caterham F1

2014 – Robin Frijns with Caterham F1

2014 - Robin Frijns with Caterham F1 CT05 at Bahrain International Circuit

2014 – Robin Frijns with Caterham F1 CT05 at Bahrain International Circuit

On 21 January 2014, Frijns confirmed that he will be a reserve driver for the Caterham F1 Team in the 2014 F1 season.

More information on Robert Frijns on www.robinfrijns.com.

Overview Dutch Formula One drivers:

Jan Flinterman (1952)
Dries van der Lof (1952)
Carel Godin de Beaufort (1957 – 1964)
Ben Pon (1962)
Rob Slotemaker* (1962)
Gijs van Lennep (1971 – 1975)
Roelof Wunderink (1975)
Boy Hayje (1976 – 1977)
Michael Bleekemolen (1977 – 1978)
Jan Lammers (1979 – 1992)
Huub Rothengatter (1984 – 1986)
Jos Verstappen (1994 – 2003)
Robert Doornbos (2004 – 2006)
Christijan Albers (2005 – 2007)
Giedo van der Garde (2008 – …)
Robin Frijns* (2013 – …)
Max Verstappen (2014 – …)