2018 Formula Renault Eurocup

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2018 Formula Renault Eurocup
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The 2018 Formula Renault Eurocup is a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across Europe. The championship features drivers competing in 2 litre Formula Renault single seat race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. The 2018 season is the 28th Formula Renault Eurocup season organized by the Renault Sport and the third season as the main category of the World Series by Renault. The series will visit ten circuits around the Europe, including Monaco.[1]

MP Motorsport driver Christian Lundgaard currently leads the drivers' championship by 25 points over Ye Yifei. Reigning team champions R-ace GP leads the teams' championship ahead of MP Motorsport by 109 points.

Teams and drivers[edit]

In 2018 the series was scheduled to feature the same nine teams as in previous year.[2] But Mark Burdett Motorsport wasn't able to appear on the grid.

Team No. Driver name Status Rounds
France R-ace GP 1 United Kingdom Max Fewtrell[3] All
2 United States Logan Sargeant[4] R All
3 France Charles Milesi[4] R All
4 France Victor Martins[5] R All
5 Argentina Gabriel Gandulia[6] G 6–9
Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 11 United Kingdom Clément Novalak[7] R 1–5, 7–10
12 Netherlands Richard Verschoor[8] 1–6
16 China Ye Yifei[4] All
France Tech 1 Racing 21 United States Neil Verhagen[9] All
22 Russia Aleksandr Smolyar[10] R All
23 France Thomas Neubauer[11] All
24 United Kingdom Frank Bird[12] All
Netherlands MP Motorsport 31 Denmark Christian Lundgaard[13] R All
32 Australia Alex Peroni[14] All
33 Belgium Max Defourny[15] 1–4
Netherlands Jarno Opmeer[16] 5–6
Netherlands Freek Schothorst[17] 7–10
United Kingdom Arden 41 Australia Oscar Piastri[18] R All
42 Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan[19] 1–4
Russia Nikita Volegov[20] 5–10
43 Morocco Sami Taoufik[21] R All
Spain AVF by Adrián Vallés 51 Mexico Axel Matus[22] All
52 Spain Xavier Lloveras[22] 1–6
53 Spain Eliseo Martínez[22] R All
54 Colombia Christian Muñoz[23] R All
Italy JD Motorsport 61 Italy Lorenzo Colombo[22] R All
62 Australia Thomas Maxwell[22] All
63 Malaysia Najiy Razak[22] All
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports 84 Russia Vladimiros Tziortzis[24] R 1–7, 9–10
85 Mexico Raúl Guzmán[25] All
86 Brazil Christian Hahn[26] R 2–4
87 France Arthur Rougier[5] R All
Germany Anders Motorsport 90 Germany Phil Hill[6] G 6–9
91 Germany Doureid Ghattas[6] G 6–8
Switzerland Scorace Team 91 Germany Doureid Ghattas G 9
92 Switzerland Sharon Scolari[6] G 6, 8–9
Icon Status
R Rookie
G Guest

Driver changes[edit]

Calendar[edit]

The provisional calendar for the 2018 season was announced on 25 September 2017. The series will return to Hockenheimring in its schedule. While Pau Grand Prix will be not present in the 2018 calendar.[1] On 29 October the calendar was slightly altered, but featured the same ten circuits.

Round Circuit Date Supporting
1 R1 France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 14 April European Le Mans Series
R2 15 April
2 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 21 April Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
R2 22 April
3 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 19 May
R2 20 May
4 R1 Monaco Circuit de Monaco 26 May Monaco Grand Prix
R2 27 May
5 R1 Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 21 July European Le Mans Series
R2 22 July
6 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 27 July Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
R2 28 July
7 R1 Hungary Hungaroring 1 September Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
R2 2 September
8 R1 Germany Nürburgring 14 September
R2 15 September
9 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 22 September ADAC GT Masters
R2 23 September
10 R1 Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 20 October International GT Open
R2 21 October

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie winner
1 R1 France Paul Ricard United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United States Logan Sargeant United States Logan Sargeant France R-ace GP United States Logan Sargeant
R2 United Kingdom Max Fewtrell China Ye Yifei United Kingdom Max Fewtrell France R-ace GP Denmark Christian Lundgaard
2 R1 Italy Monza China Ye Yifei United Kingdom Max Fewtrell China Ye Yifei Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing Denmark Christian Lundgaard
R2 Italy Lorenzo Colombo China Ye Yifei Denmark Christian Lundgaard Netherlands MP Motorsport Denmark Christian Lundgaard
3 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell France R-ace GP United States Logan Sargeant
R2 France Charles Milesi Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan France Charles Milesi France R-ace GP France Charles Milesi
4 R1 Monaco Monaco Australia Alex Peroni France Charles Milesi Australia Alex Peroni Netherlands MP Motorsport France Charles Milesi
R2 France Charles Milesi Australia Alex Peroni France Charles Milesi France R-ace GP France Charles Milesi
5 R1 Austria Red Bull Ring United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell France R-ace GP Italy Lorenzo Colombo
R2 France Victor Martins China Ye Yifei France Victor Martins France R-ace GP France Victor Martins
6 R1 Belgium Spa-Francorchamps Italy Lorenzo Colombo France Victor Martins Denmark Christian Lundgaard Netherlands MP Motorsport Denmark Christian Lundgaard
R2 United States Logan Sargeant France Victor Martins France Victor Martins France R-ace GP France Victor Martins
7 R1 Hungary Hungaroring Denmark Christian Lundgaard Denmark Christian Lundgaard China Ye Yifei Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing Denmark Christian Lundgaard
R2 Denmark Christian Lundgaard Denmark Christian Lundgaard Denmark Christian Lundgaard Netherlands MP Motorsport Denmark Christian Lundgaard
8 R1 Germany Nürburgring United States Logan Sargeant United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United States Logan Sargeant France R-ace GP United States Logan Sargeant
R2 United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell France R-ace GP France Victor Martins
9 R1 Germany Hockenheim United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell United Kingdom Max Fewtrell France R-ace GP Australia Oscar Piastri
R2 Denmark Christian Lundgaard United States Logan Sargeant United Kingdom Max Fewtrell France R-ace GP Australia Oscar Piastri
10 R1 Spain Catalunya Denmark Christian Lundgaard Denmark Christian Lundgaard Denmark Christian Lundgaard Netherlands MP Motorsport Denmark Christian Lundgaard
R2 France Victor Martins United States Logan Sargeant United States Logan Sargeant France R-ace GP United States Logan Sargeant

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos. Driver LEC
France
MNZ
Italy
SIL
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
RBR[N 1]
Austria
SPA
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
CAT
Spain
Points
1 United Kingdom Max Fewtrell 2 1 22 10 1 Ret 7 8 1 2 5 7 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 4 275.5
2 Denmark Christian Lundgaard 5 3 2 1 Ret 5 5 5 5 3 1 8 2 1 3 5 Ret Ret 1 2 258
3 China Ye Yifei 3 2 1 15 3 3 4 4 8 5 2 3 1 11 6 6 2 3 8 8 239
4 United States Logan Sargeant 1 Ret 8 4 2 2 10 9 Ret Ret 9 2 5 7 1 4 4 5 2 1 218
5 France Victor Martins 11 4 6 5 6 6 3 3 9 1 Ret 1 4 9 4 2 Ret Ret Ret 3 186
6 Italy Lorenzo Colombo 4 21 3 2 4 8 12 Ret 3 6 6 5 6 3 11 22 Ret 4 3 6 152.5
7 France Charles Milesi 9 12 7 19 7 1 2 1 10 13 10 13 9 12 7 3 10 8 5 10 122.5
8 Australia Oscar Piastri 6 5 12 Ret 11 4 13 12 6 9 3 9 7 4 15 7 3 2 16 11 110
9 Australia Alex Peroni Ret 7 5 Ret Ret 15 1 2 12 7 Ret 25 13 5 9 9 6 Ret 9 14 89
10 Australia Thomas Maxwell 10 6 10 7 8 16 8 10 7 23 7 4 11 25 8 11 5 7 Ret 5 76
11 United States Neil Verhagen 7 9 11 Ret 10 12 6 7 4 8 25 22 14 14 13 12 7 6 7 7 59
12 Russia Aleksandr Smolyar 8 23 4 Ret Ret 7 15 11 Ret 15 11 16 10 6 5 8 8 Ret 6 12 57
13 Netherlands Richard Verschoor Ret 8 24 9 9 11 14 13 2 4 8 10 34
14 Belgium Max Defourny Ret 10 9 3 16 14 9 6 28
15 France Arthur Rougier Ret 15 18 20 15 Ret 27 14 11 14 4 6 Ret 8 10 13 12 10 WD WD 26
16 Russia Aleksandr Vartanyan 19 11 Ret 12 5 10 11 15 11
17 France Thomas Neubauer 12 17 14 6 18 24 26 23 DNS DNS WD WD Ret Ret 21 10 Ret Ret 14 23 9
18 United Kingdom Frank Bird 17 18 13 8 Ret 21 22 20 13 10 14 11 12 13 Ret 21 20 13 10 17 6
19 Mexico Axel Matus 20 16 Ret Ret 14 Ret 18 Ret 16 11 Ret 26 8 15 16 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 4
20 Spain Eliseo Martínez 16 20 15 11 17 17 23 18 21 17 15 12 15 21 12 Ret 14 9 11 9 4
21 Mexico Raúl Guzmán 13 22 19 21 Ret 9 20 16 15 12 13 23 Ret Ret 25 18 9 11 15 16 4
22 Morocco Sami Taoufik 23 13 17 13 13 13 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 Ret 16 10 17 14 19 12 Ret 15 1
23 United Kingdom Clément Novalak 15 Ret 16 Ret 12 Ret 25 22 Ret DNS 18 22 14 16 11 22 Ret 13 0
24 Colombia Christian Muñoz 22 14 23 14 20 23 21 25 19 21 21 17 Ret Ret 19 19 17 16 12 22 0
25 Netherlands Jarno Opmeer 18 Ret 12 24 0
26 Russia Nikita Volegov 17 18 16 Ret 19 17 18 15 13 24 Ret 19 0
27 Russia Vladimiros Tziortzis 21 19 25 Ret 21 18 24 21 22 22 20 19 Ret 16 18 18 13 21 0
28 Malaysia Najiy Razak 14 Ret Ret 17 22 20 19 19 14 19 18 15 23 18 Ret Ret Ret 23 Ret 20 0
29 Spain Xavier Lloveras 18 Ret 20 16 19 22 16 17 20 20 22 14 0
30 Netherlands Freek Schothorst 17 24 20 17 15 19 Ret 18 0
31 Brazil Christian Hahn 21 18 23 19 17 24 0
guest drivers ineligible to score points
 — Germany Phil Hill 19 18 21 23 23 DNS 21 15  —
 — Germany Doureid Ghattas 23 20 20 19 22 20 16 20  —
 — Argentina Gabriel Gandulia 24 21 22 20 24 24 22 17  —
 — Switzerland Sharon Scolari 26 DNS 26 23 23 21  —
Pos. Driver LEC
France
MNZ
Italy
SIL
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
RBR[N 1]
Austria
SPA
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
CAT
Spain
Points

Teams' championship[edit]

Only two-best cars are eligible to score points in the teams' championship.

Pos. Team LEC
France
MNZ
Italy
SIL
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
RBR[N 1]
Austria
SPA
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
CAT
Spain
Points
1 France R-ace GP 1 1 6 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 5 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 662.5
2 4 8 5 2 2 3 3 9 2 9 2 4 7 2 2 4 5 4 3
2 Netherlands MP Motorsport 5 3 2 1 16 5 1 2 5 3 1 8 2 1 3 5 6 19 1 2 362
Ret 7 5 3 Ret 14 5 5 12 7 12 24 13 5 9 9 15 Ret 9 14
3 Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing 3 2 1 9 3 3 4 4 2 4 2 3 1 11 6 6 2 3 8 8 273
15 8 16 15 9 11 14 13 8 5 8 10 18 22 14 16 11 22 Ret 13
4 Italy JD Motorsport 4 6 3 2 4 8 8 10 3 6 6 4 6 3 8 11 5 4 3 5 228.5
10 21 10 7 8 16 12 9 7 19 7 5 11 18 11 22 Ret 7 Ret 6
5 France Tech 1 Racing 7 9 4 6 10 7 6 7 4 8 11 11 10 6 5 8 7 6 6 7 130
8 17 11 8 18 12 15 11 13 15 14 16 12 13 13 10 8 13 7 12
6 United Kingdom Arden 6 5 12 12 5 4 11 12 6 9 3 9 7 4 15 7 3 2 16 11 122
19 11 17 13 11 10 13 15 17 16 16 Ret 16 10 17 14 13 12 Ret 15
7 United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports 13 15 18 18 15 9 17 14 11 12 4 6 Ret 8 10 13 9 10 13 16 30
21 19 19 20 21 18 20 16 15 14 13 19 Ret 17 18 18 12 11 15 21
8 Spain AVF by Adrián Vallés 16 14 15 11 14 17 16 17 16 11 15 12 8 15 12 19 14 9 11 9 8
18 16 20 14 17 22 18 18 19 17 21 14 15 21 16 Ret 17 14 12 22
guest teams ineligible to score points
 — Germany Anders Motorsport 19 18 20 19 22 20 16 15  —
23 20 21 23 23 DNS 21 20  —
 — Switzerland Scorace Team 26 DNS 26 23 23 21  —
Pos. Team LEC
France
MNZ
Italy
SIL
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
RBR[N 1]
Austria
SPA
Belgium
HUN
Hungary
NÜR
Germany
HOC
Germany
CAT
Spain
Points

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The first race at Spielberg was red-flagged after 14 laps were completed. As not all the race distance had passed, the race paid half points to all classified finishers.[30]

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