Renault Sport Series

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Renault Sport Series
WSbR Logo.jpg
Category Formula Renault 3.5 and 2.0
Renault Sport Trophy
Country Europe
Inaugural season 2005
Constructors FR 3.5: Dallara
FR 2.0: Renault
Engine suppliers FR 3.5: Zytek badged as Renault[1]
FR 2.0 and RST: Renault
Tyre suppliers Michelin
Official website Official website
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The Renault Sport Series (formerly known as World Series by Renault) is a motor racing series. The series consists of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Renault Sport Trophy. The F4 Eurocup 1.6 was made part of the World Series in 2010, but was then dropped for 2011.[2] The flagship Formula Renault 3.5 Series (often referred to as simply World Series by Renault or indeed simply WSR), ceased to be part of the World Series by Renault package from 2016 onwards.[3]

History[edit]

Renault started the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup in 2003, as a support series in Eurosport's Super Racing Weekends (ETCC and FIA GT Championship). The series ran with Tatuus chassis and a Nissan 3.5 L V6 engine.

In 2005, Renault left the Super Racing Weekend and started the World Series by Renault and the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, merging both the World Series by Nissan (whose engine contract had finished) and Renault V6 Eurocup. The Dallara chassis was retained, while the Renault V6 was improved to 425 PS. Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and the Eurocup Mégane Trophy also joined the series in 2005 to support the main FR3.5 series.

At the end of July 2015, Renault Sport announced it would be withdrawing its backing to the Formula Renault 3.5 from 2016 onwards, handing the control of the series to co-organiser RPM. However, Renault Sport also said it would continue the Renault Sport Series with the Renault Sport Trophy and the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.[3]

Champions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Formula Renault 3.5 unveiled at Silverstone". renault-sport.com (Renault Sport). 20 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ http://italiaracing.net/notizia.asp?id=29301&cat=58
  3. ^ a b Mills, Peter (31 July 2015). "Renault in handover talks for Formula Renault 3.5 in 2016". autosport.com (Haymarket Media). Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

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