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In advance of the inaugural Visa ePrix in Battersea Park this weekend, the Formula E championship front-running e.dams-Renault team visited KidZania London to officially open the Renault establishment in the presence of four times F1 World Champion Alain Prost and edams-Renault drivers Nicolas Prost and Sébastien Buemi. KidZania London, the UK’s first educational entertainment experience for children aged between four and 14 years old, houses a true-to-life replica e.dams-Renault Formula E (…)
Renault will showcase over 115 years of motorsport history at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this glittering history of innovation and success demonstrated by cars ranging from the 1902 Renault Type K to the 2005 Formula 1 Renault R25. The direct link between innovation on the track and innovation for the road will be evident in the exciting array of Renault’s latest models, from the brand new Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy EDC – showing for the first time in the UK – to the keenly (…)
Presented by Guillemette Payen, the president of Motor Presse France, the 36th Trophées de L’Automobile ceremony took place on 18 June at La Villa restaurant, right in the heart of Paris. Among those receiving awards was Carlos Sainz, the winner of the Trophée de la Révélation Sportive, presented to the year’s outstanding breakthrough driver. With the 2014 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion and Toro Rosso Formula One driver unable to attend the event, Renault Sport Technologies Managing (…)
FUN INSIDE AND OUT A compact hot hatch designed by Renault Sport to meet the specific requirements of the Latin American market, the Sandero R.S. 2.0 will receive its global launch at the 2015 Buenos Aires Motor Show. The car features sporty lines and distinctive Renault Sport styling cues, which include an R.S.-badged grille; a model-specific front bumper incorporating an F1-style blade; LED daytime running lights; extended side sills; a rear bumper incorporating a diffuser and twin (…)
Year after year, the World Series by Renault event in Budapest is one of the highlights of the season. For this ninth instalment of the 100% Renault meeting at the Hungaroring, 95,000 spectators answered the invitation of the French carmaker to experience a unique weekend of motor racing. Under sunny skies and record temperatures it was Egor Orudzhev and Oliver Rowland wining in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
On this Saturday, Russian Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport) became the first rookie to win this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Starting from the front row, the SMP Racing protégé got the better of the pole man and leader in the general classification, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) and managed to fend him off all throughout the race at the Hungaroring. The Englishman and member of the Racing Steps Foundation was overtaken in the final corner by Manor F1 driver, Roberto Merhi (…)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series championship leader Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) secured his second pole of the season at the Hungaroring on Saturday morning. The Racing Steps Foundation driver posted a fastest time of 1:28.867 to take the session from Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport), the fastest rookie of the morning, who will be lining up on the front row for the first time in the category. Lining up behind the SMP Racing driver will be Lotus F1 Junior Team member Matthieu Vaxiviere (…)
Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated the two collective tests held at the Hungaroring. The Lotus F1 Team Junior driver posted the fastest lap of the day in 1:29.514 to lead from Tom Dillmann (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) and leader in the general classification, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports). In the morning session, the Frenchman edged out Tio Ellinas (Strakka Racing) and Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) for best time.
The Hungaroring will mark the third round of the 2015 World Series by Renault. A fixture on the calendar since 2007, the Hungarian circuit will host the Renault Sport Trophy, Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 this coming June 13 and 14.
The Red Bull Ring is back on the calendar of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup. This weekend the Formula stars of the future will race on the Austrian Formula 1 circuit in the third of the seven raceweekends the series consists of. Instead of the usual two races, three races are on the programme this weekend.
Belgium is an indispensable stop for the World Series by Renault and it hosted the second meeting of the season at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. 74, 000 spectators came out to watch the first races for the all-new Renault Sport Trophy won by the Italian duo of David Fumanelli and Dario Capitanio, as well as the triumphs of Dutch drivers Diederik Sijthoff and Steijn Schothorst.
England’s Oliver Rowland (Forte Motorsport) has taken the lead of the general classification in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series after his win on the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Starting from pole position, the Racing Steps Foundation backed driver won ahead of the highest placed rookie today, Nyck de Vries (DAMS). The McLaren Young Driver Development Programme driver fended off the attacks from Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus), who completed today’s podium
Back empty-handed from Monaco, Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) rebounded in the best possible way in becoming the first driver to win for a second time this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Following a start where he was overtaken by Nicholas Latifi (Arden Motorsport), the Lotus F1 Team Junior driver re-took the advantage thanks to a spectacular passing move. The leader in the general classification, Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports), and the highest placed rookie, Dean Stoneman (…)
Ukyo Sasahara (ART Junior Team) scored his first Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 victory at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The Japanese native got the better of pole winner Jake Hughes (Koiranen GP) to become the first driver from the land of the rising sun to win in the category since Kamui Kobayashi in 2005.
Third overall, Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) scored his second pole position of the season with a 1:58.768 finish. The Lotus F1 Team Junior driver posted the fastest time to beat out Dutchman Beitske Visser (AVF). The female racer then lost all her times for a non conformity on the checked position concerning the position of the flat bottom
1. The first Renault Sport Trophy weekend. The Renault Sport R.S
Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) set the pace during the Friday collective tests at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The Lotus F1 Team Junior driver posted the day’s quickest lap in 1:59.620 in the afternoon during the session where the low-downforce configuration on the rear wing was mandatory.
Berlin hosted round eight of the FIA Formula E Championship, as the drivers began their final sprint for the title. In front of the huge crowds that had flocked to the former Tempelhof airport, Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt) won the race but was then excluded after his car was found to have been running with a modified front wing.
Last October, Renault Sport Technologies and Michelin announced their partnership to develop 18 and 17-inch tyres for the Formula Renault 3.5 and Formula Renault 2.0. After months of intensive work, the single-seaters shod with the new tyres put in a demonstration this Friday during the occasion of the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. Renault Sport Technologies and Michelin share the same vision of competition as a test bed for innovative technologies to approach those available to the general (…)
The Fortec Motorsports team shined during the collective test at Monaco. While the Formula Renault 3.5 Series field had the chance to discover or readapt to the Monegasque circuit this morning, the leader in the general classification, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) led the way with a best time of 1:24.171 ahead of team mate Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports). Lotus F1 Junior Team driver, Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus), was third.
First Russian driver to win a major international single-seater race when he won the opening round of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series season at Monza, Mikhail Aleshin is celebrating his 28th birthday today. Aleshin competed in karting from 1996 to 2000. Since 2001 he has taken part in various international open wheel series
The Principality of Monaco will host the second meeting of the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series on May 22-24. The contenders will race in front of the decision makers in Formula 1 during a single race on motor racing’s most famous circuit as the curtain raiser for the Grand Prix of Monaco. Following the season opener at Motorland Aragón, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series comes to Monaco with Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) as the leader in the general classification
After five Grands Prix, the Formula 1 teams, or at least nine of them, were taking part in the first in-season two day test session of the year. Driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso today was Pierre Gasly, a Red Bull Junior Driver. On his first test in a Formula 1 car, the Frenchman made no mistakes and managed to complete the second highest number of laps on the day, an impressive 131
The seventh ePrix of the FIA Formula E Championship season took the drivers and teams to Europe for the first time. Packed stands witnessed the on-track performances of the Spark-Renault SRT01_E single-seaters in the streets of Monaco, as the race was won by Sébastien Buemi (e.dams-Renault), ahead of the Brazilians Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt) and Nelson Piquet (NEXTEV TCR).
The FIA Formula E Championship moves to Europe at the weekend, where its drivers and teams will be welcomed for the first time this year. The Principality of Monaco will be the venue for the first ever European ePrix on Saturday. For this, the seventh round of the championship, the teams and drivers will be using a modified version of the iconic Monte-Carlo track
Since 2008 Renault has been competing with the Fluence in the hugely popular Super TC 2000, an Argentinian touring car championship. In fact, Renault has long been part of the TC 2000, with the R18 competing in the series in the 1980s and the Fuego scoring eight consecutive title wins between 1986 and 1993. It is no coincidence, then, that the Sandero R.S
The World Series by Renault kicked off season 11 at Motorland Aragón. Entertainment as well as twists and turns were very much part of the show on a weekend interspersed with sun and rain. 50,000 spectators were treated to the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show conducted by Carlos Sainz
The Sandero R.S. has made a first, fleeting appearance at the Copa de las Marcas Petrobras, where, after an eight-year absence from the championship, Renault made its return with a Fluence driven by Brazilian Formula One legend Rubens Barrichello. Launched in 2008, the Sandero is already a success in Latin America, most notably in the Brazilian and Argentinian markets, where it figures in the top ten sales in its category.
After his maiden victory on the same circuit on 27 April, 2013 in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) scored his first triumph in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series this Sunday 26 April at Motorland Aragón. During a race interrupted by rain, the Lotus F1 Team Junior driver had to wait until the penultimate corner to overtake pole winner, Nyck de Vries (DAMS).
Sunday morning saw Nyck de Vries (DAMS) become the first rookie to score pole in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series this season. The 2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion and McLaren Young Driver Development Programme member ended the day’s qualifying session at Motorland Aragon ahead of Lotus F1 Team Junior driver Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) and Saturday’s race winner Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports).
As the technical director of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Anthony Leblanc is a key figure behind the scenes at the World Series by Renault and plays a vital role in ensuring the championship is a fair contest. The stopwatch is always running as far as Anthony Leblanc is concerned, no matter whether he is monitoring events trackside or going about his work in Renault Sport Technologies’ Motorsport Department at Les Ulis, near Paris. “At every meeting we provide technical support to the (…)
Two pole positions, two victories and a fastest race lap sum up the Saturday of Louis Delétraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing) at Motorland Aragón. The BMW Motorsport Junior driver won race one ahead of the member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme Ben Barnicoat (Fortec Motorsports) and member of the French FFSA Circuit Team Anthoine Hubert (Tech 1 Racing). The son of the former F1 driver then did it again in race two ahead of team mate Kevin Jörg, making it a Josef Kaufmann Racing (…)
On the day that the 2015 World Series by Renault season gets under way at Motorland Aragon in Spain, we would like to wish a very happy birthday to the 2008 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion Giedo van der Garde. The Dutch driver started his career in Formula Renault 2000 before joining the Renault Driver Development programme. Following a stint in the F3 Euro Series, he made his Formula Renault 3.5 Series debut in 2007 with Victory Engineering, while also becoming a test driver with (…)
The opening qualifying session of the 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season ended with Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) on pole. With a low-downforce aerodynamic configuration on the rear wing compulsory for Saturday’s race, the Lotus F1 Team Junior driver outpaced the field with a lap of 1:41.446 and will head the grid from Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) and Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports). Completing the second row is Meindert van Buuren (Lotus), with Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports) and (…)
Louis Delétraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing) kicked off the new season in style on Saturday morning, securing pole position for the day’s two Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 races at Motorland Aragon. The Swiss racer will head the race-one grid from Ben Barnicoat (Fortec Motorsports), his 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC rival and a fellow McLaren Young Driver Development Programme member.
The official partner of the WTCC Race of Morocco in Marrakech on 17-19 April, Renault Maroc marked the occasion by staging a special show on the track at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan. The Twizy Renault Sport F1, Clio R.S.
Following a studious winter composed of four days of collective tests, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series returned to competition at Motorland Aragón. This Friday, Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) posted the best time of the day in 1:42.013. The Lotus F1 Team Junior driver led from Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) and Beitske Visser (AVF).
Ten years after its debut at Zolder, the World Series by Renault kicks off season 11 on April 25 and 26. This unique motor racing happening that has already welcomed more than 5.6 million spectators retains the elements responsible for its success with a programme composed of races and a multitude of attractions, including the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show.
The tenth year of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup will start this weekend at Monza 11/12 April. An overview at where the first nine champions are now. 2006 Champion: Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal), Motopark Academy 4 wins, 2 poles in 16 races 2010: won the Race of Champions 2011 – 2013: DTM with Audi 2014: 24h Le Mans with Audi 2014: 2nd place ELMS (LMP2) 2007 Champion: Frank Kechele (Germany), Motopark Academy 8 wins, 7 poles in 16 races 2008 – 2011: sportscars (…)
The 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 Series season is approaching fast. And when the racing gets under way, you’ll be able to follow the action on Eurosport.
The Long Beach circuit hosted the sixth ePrix of the FIA Formula E Championship season and the final round in the Americas. In California, the drivers produced unprecedented performance levels in their Spark-Renault SRT01_E race cars, setting new benchmarks for pole position and the fastest race lap in the all-electric series.
Swedish driver Alx Danielsson, the second driver to win the Formula Renault 3.5 Series title, today celebrates his 34th birthday. Many happy returns, Alx. While 2005 Formula Renault 3.5 champion Robert Kubica was showcasing his talent in Formula One free testing sessions, an ambitious new generation was plotting to succeed the Pole as the champion of the newly created racing series
Saturday marks the end of the Formula E Championship’s American tour. Drivers and teams will head for California to race in the sixth round of the championship for electric cars. The Long Beach ePrix is the mid-season point of this innovative category, which will soon make its European debut
The final day of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests turned to the advantage of Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus). On the Motorland Aragón circuit, the Lotus F1 Junior Team driver set best time of the day at 1:40.662 to lead the way from Tio Ellinas (Strakka Racing) and Racing Steps Foundation protégé, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports). In the afternoon, Red Bull Junior Team driver, Dean Stoneman (DAMS) was quickest in what was the last pre-season session, ending the string of four (…)
Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated both sessions on day one of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective test at Motorland Aragón. The Lotus F1 Junior Team member posted a lap time of 1:40.635 to lead the way ahead of Red Bull Junior Team driver Dean Stoneman (DAMS) and SMP Racing protegee Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport). Tomorrow will be the final day of testing before the start of the World Series by Renault
Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated both sessions on day one of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective test at Motorland Aragón. The Lotus F1 Junior Team member posted a lap time of 1:40.635 to lead the way ahead of Red Bull Junior Team driver Dean Stoneman (DAMS) and SMP Racing protegee Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport). Tomorrow will be the final day of testing before the start of the World Series by Renault
The start of the 2015 Clio Cup China season will provide the curtain-raiser for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, with 13 Clio Cups taking to the track in the build-up to the F1 race. Car No2: Kenneth Lau Car No10: Gary Cheung Car No 17: Terence Tse Car No26: YANG Chun Lei Car No27: Yu Kam Cheong Car No50: Yang Xu Car No58: Han Hui Lin Car No61: HUANG Yi Car No66: YE Xing Ping Car No68: Michael Choi Car No77: Bentley Yeung Car No78: SONG Bo Car No96: Yasuo Senna (…)
A star of the World Series by Renault for four whole seasons and a two-time champion, in 2010 and 2012, Stoffel Vandoorne today celebrates his 23rd birthday. Born in Kortrijk, Belgium, Stoffel Vandoorne won a KF2 class title in the Belgian Karting Championship before making his World Series by Renault single-seater debut in the 2010 F4 Eurocup 1.6 championship. The young Belgian served notice of his ability with six wins as he stormed to the title.
A Eurocup Megane Trophy and Eurocup Clio driver since 2008, Margot Laffite is now a Renault Sport brand ambassador. With the start of the new World Series by Renault just a month away, she sat down with us for an interview. Tell us about your year with Renault Sport in 2014.
Third in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS, Matevos Isaakyan (JD Motorsport) put in the best run of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 collective tests at Motorland Aragón. On the circuit that will host the opening round of the World Series by Renault, the Russian, supported by SMP Racing, established a new record in the category with a time of 1:54.728, breaking the track record set by Will Stevens in 2011. He was followed by Anthoine Hubert (Tech 1 Racing) and Jack Aitken (Koiranen GP).