Renault Sport Series

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Renault Sport Series
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CategoryEurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Renault Sport Trophy
CountryEurope
Inaugural season2005
ConstructorsRenault
Engine suppliersRenault
Tyre suppliersMichelin
Official websiteOfficial website

The Renault Sport Series (formerly known as World Series by Renault) is a motor racing series. The series currently consists of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, and used to contain the Renault Sport Trophy and the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The F4 Eurocup 1.6 was made part of the World Series in 2010, but was then folded for 2011.[1] The flagship for the Renault Sport Series from its beginning to 2015 was the Formula Renault 3.5 Series (often referred to as simply World Series by Renault or simply WSR). It became the Formula V8 3.5 in 2016, when Renault Sport retired its backing.[2]

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.[2]

Champions[edit]

Current series[edit]

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion
2005 Japan Kamui Kobayashi France SG Formula
2006 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Italy JD Motorsport
2007 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Spain Epsilon RedBull
2008 Finland Valtteri Bottas France SG Formula
2009 Spain Albert Costa Spain Epsilon Euskadi
2010 Estonia Kevin Korjus France Tech 1 Racing
2011 Netherlands Robin Frijns Finland Koiranen Motorsport
2012 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
2013 France Pierre Gasly France Tech 1 Racing
2014 Netherlands Nyck de Vries Finland Koiranen GP
2015 United Kingdom Jack Aitken Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
2016 United Kingdom Lando Norris Germany Josef Kaufmann Racing
2017 France Sacha Fenestraz France R-ace GP
2018 United Kingdom Max Fewtrell France R-ace GP

Former series[edit]

Formula Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion
2005 Poland Robert Kubica Spain Epsilon Euskadi
2006 Sweden Alx Danielsson Austria Interwetten.com
2007 Portugal Álvaro Parente France Tech 1 Racing
2008 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde France Tech 1 Racing
2009 Belgium Bertrand Baguette Portugal International DracoRacing
2010 Russia Mikhail Aleshin France Tech 1 Racing
2011 Canada Robert Wickens United Kingdom Carlin
2012 Netherlands Robin Frijns France Tech 1 Racing
2013 Denmark Kevin Magnussen France DAMS
2014 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. France DAMS
2015 United Kingdom Oliver Rowland United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports

Eurocup Mégane Trophy[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion
2005 Belgium Jan Heylen Belgium Racing for Belgium
2006 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen France Tech 1 Racing
2007 Portugal Pedro Petiz France Tech 1 Racing
2008 France Michaël Rossi France Tech 1 Racing
2009 Netherlands Mike Verschuur France TDS Racing
2010 Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
2011 Switzerland Stefano Comini Italy Oregon Team
2012 Spain Albert Costa Italy Oregon Team
2013 Italy Mirko Bortolotti Italy Oregon Team


F4 Eurocup 1.6[edit]

Season Champion
2010 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne

Eurocup Clio[edit]

Season Champion
2011 France Nicolas Milan
2012 Spain Oscar Nogués
2013 United Kingdom Josh Files
2014 Spain Oscar Nogués

Renault Sport Trophy[edit]

Season Endurance Champion Elite/Pro Champion Prestige/Am Champion Team Champion
2015 Italy Dario Capitanio
Italy David Fumanelli
France Andrea Pizzitola Italy Dario Capitanio Italy Oregon Team
2016 Finland Markus Palttala
Germany Fabian Schiller
Netherlands Pieter Schothorst Germany Fabian Schiller Spain Team Marc VDS EG 0,0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://italiaracing.net/notizia.asp?id=29301&cat=58
  2. ^ 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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