Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup

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Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup
Category Formula Renault 2.0
Country European Union Western Europe
Inaugural season 1971
Folded 2010
Drivers 22 (2009)
Teams 9 (2009)
Constructors Tatuus
Engine suppliers Renault
Last Drivers' champion Spain Albert Costa
Last Teams' champion Spain Epsilon Euskadi
Official website www.formularenaultwec.com

The Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup (WEC) was a Formula Renault 2.0 championship that replaced the Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 as of 2008.[1] But in 2010 series was folded.[2]

The WEC extends the French championship to the Iberian Peninsula and Belgium, and is organized by the French Signature-Plus team, who previously organised the French series with the support of the RPM Racing. The series will be managed by Patrick Sinault.[1]

As in French Formula Renault, the Challenger Cup will be kept,[1] rewarding the best driver using 2004-spec cars.

French Formula Renault championship[edit]

The French Formula Renault championship was the Formula Renault 2.0 championship held on France between 1971 and 2007. It was the oldest Formula Renault championship.

The name of the championship change during years:

  • Critérium de Formule Renault (1971–1972)
  • Not held (1973–1974)
  • Championnat de France de Formule Renault Nationale (1975–1977)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault (1978–1981)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo (1982–1988)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault (1989–1999)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000 (2000–2004)
  • Championnat de France de Formule Renault 2.0 (2005–2007)

From 2008 the French championship is included in the West European Cup, for French drivers only, with results from the races held in France, to decide the championship.

The Challenger Cup reward the best driver using 2004 cars.[1]

The last round of the French championship was held outside of France, in the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona as symbol of the series expansion to Western Europe (Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium) in 2008.[3]

Regulations[edit]

  • Practices session : 1 hour (or 2 x 30 minutes).
  • Qualifying : Two 20 minute sessions without refueling.
  • Races : Two individual races, the first between 60 and 80 km and the second lasting between 20 to 30 minutes.

Points are allocated as following :

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

In each race, 1 point was given for pole position and 1 for fastest lap. Only classified drivers were awarded points.

A Rookie classification was given if more than 6 drivers ran for the first time in the series.

Champions[edit]

Season Series Name Champion Team Champion
1971 Critérium de Formule Renault France Michel Leclère
1972 Critérium de Formule Renault France Jacques Laffite
1973 Not held
1974
1975 Championnat de Formule Renault Nationale France Christian Debias
1976 Championnat de Formule Renault Nationale France Alain Prost
1977 Championnat de Formule Renault Nationale France Joel Gouhier
1978 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Philippe Alliot
1979 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Alain Ferté
1980 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Denis Morin
1981 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Philippe Renault
1982 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo France Gilles Lempereur
1983 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo France Jean-Pierre Hoursourigaray
1984 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo France Yannick Dalmas
1985 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo France Éric Bernard
1986 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo France Érik Comas
1987 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo France Claude Degremont
1988 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo France Ludovic Faure
1989 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Olivier Panis
1990 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Emmanuel Collard
1991 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Olivier Couvreur
1992 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Jean-Philippe Belloc
1993 Championnat de France Formule Renault France David Dussau
1994 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Stéphane Sarrazin
1995 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Cyrille Sauvage
1996 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Sébastien Enjolras
1997 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Jonathan Cochet
1998 Championnat de France Formule Renault United Kingdom Matthew Davies
1999 Championnat de France Formule Renault France Lucas Lassere
2000 Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000 France Renaud Derlot
2001 Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000 France Eric Salignon
2002 Championnat de France FFSA de Formule Renault France Alexandre Prémat
2003 Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000 France Loïc Duval
2004 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 France Patrick Pilet
2005 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 France Romain Grosjean
2006 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 France Laurent Groppi
2007 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 France Jules Bianchi
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup Australia Daniel Ricciardo France SG Formula
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup Spain Albert Costa Spain Epsilon Euskadi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Perspectives internationales renault-sport.fr (November 8, 2007)
  2. ^ "Cancellato il campionato WEC". italiaracing.net (in Itaian). Inpagina s.r.l. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  3. ^ Pour le plaisir et l’honneur! renault-sport.com (November 22, 2007)

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