Not only is Carlos Sainz (DAMS) the first Red Bull Junior Team driver to win the Formula Renault 3.5 Series title, he is also the youngest champion in the history of the category. With the single-season win record of seven, the son of the double World Rally Champion now looks forward to knowing his future in motor racing’s elite discipline, Formula 1. In spite of the impression his father left in the rally world, Carlos Sainz quickly made his way to circuit racing.
Look only to the shades, sideburns and swagger, and it becomes sometimes easy to appreciate the fact that Emerson Fittipaldi was a darn fine racing driver. His wasn’t the most immediate driving style to define: clever yet possessed of incredible bravery; precise yet capable of the bravest overtaking moves, Emmo nonetheless became a double world champion by virtue of his sheer completeness as a rac…
It finally came to me in the bar at Seneca Lodge, on the evening of Sunday October 6th 1974 – in other words more or less exactly 40 years ago. But, before I tell you what finally came to me that evening, and why, I want to talk a bit about a subject that matters to all of us much, much more.
A very special 40th anniversary gallery of the 1974 Formula 1 season, where Brazilian legend Emerson Fittipaldi drove home McLaren’s maiden World Championship title. Emmo, we salute you.
Forty years ago, Emerson Fittipaldi – the father of Brazilian motorsport – brought home McLaren’s first-ever world championship trophy.  As our exclusive commemorative video explains, however, when the 1972 Formula 1 world champion joined us for ’74, there were few cast-iron assurances that he’d be able to achieve another title. 
Lewis Cordially Invites You to Mercedes-Benz Stars & Cars 2014!
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Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) starred during day one of the collective tests at the Circuito de Jerez. The Brazilian clocked the best time of the day at 1:27.915 during the morning session. Dean Stoneman (Arden Motorsport) then dominated the afternoon
With the tenth season of the World Series by Renault having just come to a close, we take a closer look at the role of Pierre Delettre, a championship mainstay in his capacity as the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Clio race director. The much-travelled Delettre has worked in a wide range of motorsport events in what has been an eventful career, the last 11 years of which he has dedicated to Renault Sport. He was handed an exciting new assignment back in September, when he travelled (…) – News
Is it really 30 years since Niki Lauda, Alain Prost and the McLaren-TAG MP4/2 steamrollered all opposition to clean up both the 1984 drivers’ and constructors’ championships? A quick check of my calendar suggests that, indeed, October 21 1984 was the date when McLaren, under the auspices of Ron Dennis, truly came of age. To my mind, there’s something special, pivotal, about that ’84 season.
28 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 drivers were on hand this Monday at the Circuito de Jerez for the final official collective test day of the year. In a field composed of drivers with experience in the category and hopefuls invited by Renault Sport Technologies, Jake Hughes (ART Junior Team) set the best time of the day with a lap of 1:41.044 this morning.
58,000 spectators made their way to the Circuito de Jerez to take in the final round of the World Series by Renault. In obtaining their titles in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Clio, Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Oscar Nogues joined Dutchman Nyck de Vries in the record books of a 2014 season rich in both emotions and spectacles.
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Presented by Renault Sport ambassador Margot Laffite and staged at the Museos de la Atalaya in Jerez de la Frontera on Sunday evening, the tenth World Series by Renault awards ceremony honoured the season’s champions. Attended by more than 400 guests, the gala evening brought the curtain down on the 2014 season and the first decade of the World Series by Renault, ten years of unbroken success for the Fast, Free & Fun event, which has attracted 5.6 million spectators in total, some (…) – News
Season ten has just finished and the 2015 World Series by Renault already begins! During the awards ceremony, Renault Sport Technologies revealed next year’s calendar.
World Series by Renault fans were treated to something special at the Circuito de Jerez this weekend. Putting in a guest appearance at the final meeting of WSR’s tenth season was the Renault Sport R.S.
Front-runner in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS, George Russell (Tech 1 Racing) made the most of his wild-card entry to take his first pole position and maiden victory in the Eurocup. The British driver also gave Tech 1 Racing its first success of the season. 2014 champion in the category, Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) finished second ahead of Jack Aitken (Fortec Motorsports)
As the Marque’s Ambassador, there was no question of Alain Prost missing the last meeting of the 2014 World Series by Renault season at the Circuito de Jerez. As well as taking in the closing races of the year, the four-time Formula One world champion also took the Renault Sport R.S.
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 – Qualifying 2: Wildcard driver George Russell (Tech 1 Racing) set a new Circuito de Jerez lap record to score his first Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 pole of the season on Sunday. The British driver will head the grid from Lotus F1 Junior Team member Alexander Albon (KTR). Sharing the second row will be Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) and Kevin Jörg (Josef Kaufmann Racing), with Jack Aitken (Fortec Motorsports) just behind them.
At the start of the year, we dropped in on the McLaren pit garage in Bahrain to eavesdrop on proceedings during half an hour in the life of a Formula 1 test. This time, we’re back to chronicle perhaps the most fraught and frantic 30 minutes in grand prix racing – the half-hour that leads up to the start of the race.  It’s a well-practiced, procedure-driven series of events – all driven by the team…
Stars Are out for The DTM Finale in Hockenheim!
‘Stars & Cars’ Stuttgart – ‘Celebrate the Best’
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Best of Instagram – 2014 Russian Grand Prix
BEHIND THE SCENES: World Championship Celebrations at Brixworth!
World Championship Celebrations at Brackley and Brixworth
As a new venue and host to the final round of the World Series by Renault, the Circuito de Jerez promises an exciting show. The names of the three winners in the championships organized by Renault Sport Technologies will be known.
“corps” : “texte”:”The Fine Art Society is delighted to announce ‘Adrenalin’, a new exhibition by renowned artist Angela Palmer. Renault Sport F1 allowed Palmer unprecedented access to its V8 engine to realise unique artworks‘Adrenalin’ Exhibition will run from 19 November to 23 December, 2014Artist Angela Palmer was given unprecedented access to the highly secretive world of Formula 1 engineering to realise an extraordinary collection of sculptures for her solo show ‘Adrenalin’.
View the Russian Grand Prix photo gallery by multi award winning photographer Darren Heath on the Official McLaren Formula 1 website.
BEHIND THE SCENES: World Championship Celebrations at Brackley
A selection of images from the 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix. View the gallery here.
Nico “Everybody in the team deserves it so much”
Lewis “It’s history for us, so I feel very proud to be a part of it”
Read the team reaction to the 2014 Russian Grand Prix in the official McLaren Formula 1 Race Report. Click to view.
Lewis wins in Russia to seal Constructors’ Championship
“P4 and P6 amount to our best cumulative qualifying performance of the year, but we’re nonetheless left feeling somewhat frustrated” Sochi Autodrom, Saturday October 11 Today was a day of mixed fortunes. The team made some imperfect decisions in FP3 this morning, eventuating in suboptimised car-development ahead of qualifying, but a reasonably successful recovery was achieved. The result was P4 fo…
Official McLaren Formula 1 team reaction to the Russian Grand Prix FP3 and Qualifying sessions from Sochi. Read it here.
“P4 and P6 amount to our best cumulative qualifying performance of the year, but we’re nonetheless left feeling somewhat frustrated” Sochi Autodrom, Saturday October 11 Today was a day of mixed fortunes. The team made some imperfect decisions in FP3 this morning, eventuating in suboptimised car-development ahead of qualifying, but a reasonably successful recovery was achieved. The result was P4 fo…
Daniil Kvyat gave the partisan home crowd something to shout about after storming to fifth on the grid for tomorrow’s Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom. Jean-Eric Vergne made it two Scuderia Toro Rossos in the top-10, while Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo lines up sixth. Team-mate Sebastian Vettel was eliminated at the end of Q2 after setting the 11th fastest time, but starts 10th due to Kevin Magnussen’s five-place penalty.
“It was a pretty decent day for us today, and the car feels good” Sochi Autodrom, Friday October 10 The first day’s running at the brand-new Sochi Autodrom passed without mishap for the McLaren team, and both Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button declared themselves reasonably satisfied with their day’s work. KEVIN MAGNUSSEN, MP4-29-02 FP1 1m43.026s (+0.715s) 28 laps 5th FP2 1m40.494s (+0.864s)  32 la…
Key practice points: FP1 and FP2 sees F1 make first appearance at all-new Sochi Autodrom ahead of inaugural Russian Grand Prix Quiet day for Infiniti Red Bull Racing, with Sebastian Vettel ninth in FP2 after Daniel Ricciardo stopped on track to avoid a Power Unit issue Scuderia Toro Rosso best of the Renault-powered teams, with Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne ending both sessions inside the top-10 Roberto Merhi makes third FP1 outing of the year for Caterham F1 Team, while Lotus (…) – Press Releases
The finale of season 10 of the World Series by Renault will be contested at the Circuito de Jerez. For the very first time, Andalusia will host the Fast, Free and Fun event. There will be plenty to race for in this last meeting of the year: the titles in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Clio, as well as the team championship in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0.