Like the Hungarian editions since 2007, the World Series by Renault enjoyed a new and frank success at the Hungaroring. Following the traditional summer break, 92,000 spectators braved the rain to take in the fifth round of a season that has been particularly rich in action. The Fast, Free & Fun event offered by Renault Sport Technologies saw Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) and Norman Nato (DAMS) take top honours in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series where the fight for the title is as undecided (…) – Press Releases
It is David Coulthard’s turn to get behind the wheel in the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show at the Hungaroring this weekend. A Red Bull ambassador following his retirement from Formula One, the Scot is passing on his extensive experience to the young drivers in the World Series by Renault. We tracked him down for a quick Q&A session
At every World Series by Renault meeting, the Renault Village gives spectators an in-depth look into the world of the French carmaker. The Village’s five exhibition areas and many games and activities give race-goers an opportunity to discover the fascinating history, values and scope of the Renault range, providing an entertaining backdrop to the action out on the track. R.S.
Following his successes at the Moscow Raceway and the Nürburgring before the summer break, Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) continued his strong form in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. With a fantastic start from seventh place on the grid, the Spaniard soon took control of the race to score his third triumph of the season. Second place, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) overtook pole man Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) in the final corner of the race
What with his appearance in the free practice sessions at the recent Italian Formula One Grand Prix with Caterham F1 Team and his performances in the World Series by Renault this summer, Roberto Merhi has been attracting quite a bit of attention of late. Following his impressive showings at the Moscow and Nürburgring meetings, the Spanish driver went into the summer break as the leading rookie in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. All in all, it has been a successful return to single-seaters (…) – News
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo showed good performance to race to a strong fifth in today’s Italian Grand Prix. Daniel overtook four cars in less than 10 laps to secure fifth and consolidate his third position in the drivers’ championship. Team-mate Sebastian Vettel finished just behind in sixth having run in fourth for a long period of the race.
Key practice points: F1 back at the ‘Cathedral of Speed’, the Autodromo di Monza, where over 75% of the lap is taken at full throttle Monza places an emphasis on outright speed and top end performance, with the ICE put through its toughest test so far this year The Renault Energy F1-2014 performed well. Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel demonstrated a strong relative long run pace and finished with the sixth quickest time in FP1 and seventh in FP2 High mileage count for (…) – Press Releases
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations After the challenges of Spa we go to Monza, another big ‘power track’. We go there in a more optimistic and confident frame of mind after taking the win in Belgium – a track where we were expected to be on the back foot. We recognize that it took a cocktail of circumstances to come through, but that should not take anything away from the fact we showed good pace and were there to take advantage of the situation.
For the last few months now, Renault has been catching drivers unawares at the wheel of their Renault cars. In this the fifth instalment, an unsuspecting Clio R.S. 200 EDC driver sees their humble garage turn into a genuine F1 garage.
French motorsport legend Jean Ragnotti is now starring in the Renault Classic Show on the World Series by Renault circuit. An electrifying presence at the wheel of his Maxi 5 Turbo, the crowd-pleasing Ragnotti thrills the fans wherever he goes, earning well-deserved ovations from the stands. Now approaching his 69th birthday, Jeannot, as he is popularly known, agreed to share his most cherished World Series by Renault memories with us
Key practice points: After a long summer break the FIA Formula One World Championship resumed with the opening day of practice for this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix The high speed corners, long periods of throttle and gradient changes of the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit present the hardest test of the season for the new generation Power Units Scuderia Toro Rosso was quickest of the Renault-powered cars, with Daniil Kvyat seventh in FP2 Infiniti Red Bull Racing finishes eighth (…) – Press Releases
Switzerland will be celebrating no fewer than three anniversaries at AIR14, the country’s biggest airshow: 100 years of the Swiss Air Force, 50 years of the Patrouille Suisse aerobatic display team and 25 years of the PC-7 TEAM, celebrations that will take place on the weekends of 30-31 August and 6-7 September at Payerne, in the canton of Vaud. Before the pilots take off for this celebration of Swiss aviation, Renault will be presenting a limited-edition version of the Megane R.S.
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations: It’s fair to say that Spa is the hardest circuit of the year for the Power Units. There are long periods of wide open throttle, sweeping, high speed corners, hard stops and several important changes of altitude. Any one of these factors would be taxing for the new units, but the combination over one awesome 7km lap is enough to make even the hardiest engineer nervous.
Key practice points: F1 in Budapest, Hungary, for the final race of the first half of the season The twists and turns of the low-speed Hungaroring place an emphasis on low speed driveability and torque response Renault-powered teams continue to test upgraded software, with positive results concerning engine performance Third quickest time for Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel More than 2,000km covered today over the four Renault-powered teams Rémi Taffin, head of track (…) – Press Releases
Back in single-seaters after two years in the DTM, Roberto Merhi heads to the summer break in second place in the general classification, as well as top rookie. With a podium result in the first race of the season, the Zeta Corse driver is now the man to beat in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. With two victories in the last three races he is now the main rival of championship leader and fellow Spaniard, Carlos Sainz (DAMS)
Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing finished the German Grand Prix in fourth and sixth positions following a thrilling race at the Hockenheimring. Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo battled the entire race with both Ferraris and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton to secure two top six positions and a valuable 20 points. The score consolidates the team’s second position in the constructors’ championship.
For nearly a decade, Renault Sport Technologies and RPM Racing have enjoyed a successful collaboration in the World Series by Renault, one of the most entertaining and popular motor racing events in the world. The two entities have agreed to extend their association for the next two years, 2015 and 2016. It was during the creation of the World Series by Renault in 2005 that Renault Sport Technologies and RPM Racing began their partnership.
For its return to the World Series by Renault calendar, the Nürburgring welcomed 51,000 spectators for round four of the 2014 Fast, Free & Fun event proposed by Renault Sport Technologies. The German public was immersed into the Renault universe all weekend long thanks to action-packed races and numerous attractions and activity centres put in place. The fans had the chance to celebrate the victories of the standout drivers in the championships organized by the French carmaker with the (…) – Press Releases
The fourth of the year, the Nürburgring meeting is the last before the start of the World Series by Renault’s extended summer break. Ahead lie two months in which the drivers can take a well-earned rest and recharge their batteries before reconvening for the second half of the campaign, which begins at the Hungaroring on 13-14 September. Carlos Sainz, Nyck de Vries and Oscar Nogués, the respective leaders in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Clio (…) – News
Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) has become the first driver to win two races in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 this season. On this Saturday and on a wet track surface, the Dutchman and member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme got the better of pole winner, Alexander Albon (KTR) to triumph at the Nürburgring. In finishing third, Jack Aitken (Fortec Motorsports) claimed his maiden podium result in the category
Carlos Sainz (DAMS) returned to his winning ways on the return of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series to the Nürburgring. Starting from pole, his sixth of the season, the Red Bull Junior Team driver led from start to finish for the victory ahead of Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) and Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports).
Alexander Albon (KTR) made light of less-than-ideal conditions at the Nürburgring on Saturday morning to claim his second Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 pole, nearly a year after his first. The Lotus F1 Junior Team driver will head the grid from points leader Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP), with Nick Cassidy (Koiranen GP) and Andrea Pizzitola (Manor MP Motorsport) making up the second row.
Winner two weeks ago in Moscow Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) was quickest in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests. In the return of the World Series by Renault premier class at the Nürburgring, the Spaniard, who was victorious on this same circuit in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008, set the fastest lap on Friday stopping the clock in 1:42.179 to lead the Red Bull Junior Team drivers, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) and Carlos Sainz (DAMS). Sauber F1 Team reserve driver, (…) – Press Releases
Promoted to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 following his title in the North European Cup, Matt Parry (Fortec Motorsports) claimed his maiden podium result during the Moscow Raceway meeting. Following a difficult start to the season, the member of the Caterham Racing Academy wants to continue his climb up the general classification to win the championship at the end of the season and become the first Brit to win the Eurocup since James Matthews in 1994. Matt Parry began his motor racing (…) – Press Releases
The World Series by Renault makes its return to the Nürburgring this weekend. Absent from the calendar last year, the German circuit will host the fourth meeting of the 2014 season. The on and off-track programmes will be very busy with the Eurocup Clio returning to action alongside the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
The British Grand Prix saw the Renault-powered teams bounce back to points-scoring positions after the difficulties of the Austrian Grand Prix. Four cars fitted with the Renault Energy F1-2014 finished in the top ten at Silverstone, with Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo stepping onto the podium. Sebastian Vettel claimed fifth following a thrilling duel with Fernando Alonso, while the two Scuderia Toro Rosso cars rounded out the top ten in ninth and tenth.
To ensure World Series by Renault competitors have all they need to access Formula 1, Renault Sport Technologies and Renault Sport F1 invited a handful for a special visit to the F1 paddock. During the running of the British Grand Prix, drivers from the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 met the F1 movers and shakers at Silverstone. Once again this year, Renault Sport Technologies, Renault Sport F1 and their partners offered the drivers the chance to come to (…) – Press Releases
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel put his Renault-powered RB10 into second on the grid for tomorrow’s 50th British Grand Prix. The reigning world champion qualified on the front row following an exciting session with rapidly changing weather conditions. Four Renault-powered cars will also start from in the top ten for tomorrow’s race: Daniel Ricciardo put the sister Red Bull into eighth, with the two Scuderia Toro Rossos lining up ninth and tenth.
1-2-3 July – 3 days 100% F1 for some World Series by Renault Drivers with: Infiniti Red Bull Racing internship and Silverstone F1 Paddock day Discover our photo gallery – News
Key practice points: Turbo engines return to Silverstone today, more than 25 years after the Renault RS01 became the first turbocharged car to run in an F1 Grand Prix Silverstone track puts Renault Energy F1-2014 through its paces with 60% of the lap taken at wide open throttle Infiniti Red Bull Racing finish in top five in practice, Scuderia Toro Rosso within top ten Rémi Taffin, head of track operations: ‘Overall it’s been a positive day that has consolidated the tests and procedural (…) – Press Releases
Carlos Sainz Jr’s reward for being the current points leader in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series is a demonstration drive in the RB8 in front of the fans at the next World Series by Renault meeting, which takes place at the Nürburgring on 12-13 July 2014. Find out what he had to say after nailing down the drive.
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations: Silverstone is one of the most interesting circuits from a Power Unit point of view. Over the years it has become known as a power track and this year will be no different with the hybrid units. In fact the high torque, low downforce cars should produce even quicker speeds than we have seen in previous years.
A crowd of 78,000 attended the Moscow Raceway for round three of this year’s World Series by Renault. This third visit to Russia surpassed the expectations of the Russian fans with action packed races and numerous attractions for the public. In the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Sergey Sirotkin won on home soil, as did the Russian Zeta Corse team with driver Roberto Merhi
A year ago, Renault confirmed its commitment as technical partner to the new Formula E championship for electric single-seater racing cars. Today, Renault has extended its involvement with the announcement that it will be the title sponsor of the e.dams-Renault team which is jointly owned by Renault brand ambassador Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot.
As the curtain falls on the organised meeting at Moscow Raceway, the leader of Formula Renault 3.5 Series is announced…Carlos Sainz! The DAMS driver has therefore been granted the opportunity to circulate in Formula One in two weeks’ time. He will having a demonstration drive at the wheel of the Red Bull RB8 at the Nürburgring, during the next World Series by Renault meeting on 12 and 13 (…) – News
At the Moscow Raceway, Kevin Jörg (Josef Kaufmann Racing) got the better of Nyck de Vries (Koiranen GP) to take his maiden victory in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. After starting from pole, the Dutchman was overtaken on the opening lap but did finish second to allow him to pull away from championship rival Bruno Bonifacio (Prema Powerteam), who failed to score on Sunday. Lotus F1 Junior Team driver, Alexander Albon (KTR) crossed the line in third position to pick up his first podium (…) – Press Releases
After his retirement at the end of the first lap on Saturday, Nyck de Vries (Korainen GP) bounced back this morning, dominating the qualification sessions to claim his fourth pole position of the season in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. Joint occupant of the top spot in the overall classifications, the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme member will line up alongside Kevin Jörg (Josef Kaufmann Racing).
In front of his countrymen, Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) has taken his maiden victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Starting from pole, also his first in the category, the Sauber F1 Team reserve driver was joined on the podium by Zoel Amberg (AVF) and Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) at the end of a race where the top three in the general classification remained blocked on the grid. Out of the points on Saturday, Carlos Sainz (DAMS) is all the same assured of leaving (…) – Press Releases
Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports), reserve driver for the Sauber F1 Team, clinched his first pole position in Formula Renault 3.5 Series in front of his home crowd. At Moscow Raceway, the Russian headed Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) and Zoel Amberg (AVF) while championship leader, Carlos Sainz (DAMS), could only manage sixth position on the grid.