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Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup

The Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup (WEC) was a Formula Renault 2.0 championship that replaced the Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0 as of 2008,[1] though the series was folded in 2010.[2]

Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup
CategoryFormula Renault 2.0
CountryWestern Europe
Inaugural season1971
Folded2009
Drivers22 (2009)
Teams9 (2009)
ConstructorsTatuus
Engine suppliersRenault
Last Drivers' championSpain Albert Costa
Last Teams' championSpain Epsilon Euskadi
Official websitewww.formularenaultwec.com

The WEC extends the French championship to the Iberian Peninsula and Belgium, and is organized by the French Signature-Plus team, who previously organised the French series with the support of the RPM Racing. The series will be managed by Patrick Sinault.[1]

As in French Formula Renault, the Challenger Cup will be kept,[1] rewarding the best driver using 2004-spec cars.

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French Formula Renault championshipEdit

The French Formula Renault championship was the Formula Renault 2.0 championship held on France between 1971 and 2007. It was the oldest Formula Renault championship.

The name of the championship change during years:

  • Critérium de Formule Renault (1971–1972)
  • Not held (1973–1974)
  • Championnat de France de Formule Renault Nationale (1975–1977)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault (1978–1981)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo (1982–1988)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault (1989–1999)
  • Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000 (2000–2004)
  • Championnat de France de Formule Renault 2.0 (2005–2007)

From 2008 the French championship is included in the West European Cup, for French drivers only, with results from the races held in France, to decide the championship.

The Challenger Cup reward the best driver using 2004 cars.[1]

The last round of the French championship was held outside France in the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona as symbol of the series expansion to Western Europe (Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium) in 2008.[3]

RegulationsEdit

  • Practices session : 1 hour (or 2 x 30 minutes).
  • Qualifying : Two 20 minute sessions without refueling.
  • Races : Two individual races, the first between 60 and 80 km and the second lasting between 20 and 30 minutes.

Points are allocated as following :

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

In each race, 1 point was given for pole position and 1 for fastest lap. Only classified drivers were awarded points.

A Rookie classification was given if more than 6 drivers ran for the first time in the series.

ChampionsEdit

Season Series Name Champion Team Champion
1971 Critérium de Formule Renault   Michel Leclère
1972 Critérium de Formule Renault   Jacques Laffite
1973 Not held
1974
1975 Championnat de Formule Renault Nationale   Christian Debias
1976 Championnat de Formule Renault Nationale   Alain Prost
1977 Championnat de Formule Renault Nationale   Joël Gouhier
1978 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Philippe Alliot
1979 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Alain Ferté
1980 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Denis Morin
1981 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Philippe Renault
1982 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo   Gilles Lempereur
1983 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo   Jean-Pierre Hoursourigaray
1984 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo   Yannick Dalmas
1985 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo   Éric Bernard
1986 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo   Érik Comas
1987 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo   Claude Degremont
1988 Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo   Ludovic Faure
1989 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Olivier Panis
1990 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Emmanuel Collard
1991 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Olivier Couvreur
1992 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Jean-Philippe Belloc
1993 Championnat de France Formule Renault   David Dussau
1994 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Stéphane Sarrazin
1995 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Cyrille Sauvage
1996 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Sébastien Enjolras
1997 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Jonathan Cochet
1998 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Matthew Davies
1999 Championnat de France Formule Renault   Lucas Lasserre
2000 Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000   Renaud Derlot
2001 Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000   Eric Salignon
2002 Championnat de France FFSA de Formule Renault   Alexandre Prémat
2003 Championnat de France Formule Renault 2000   Loïc Duval
2004 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0   Patrick Pilet
2005 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0   Romain Grosjean
2006 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0   Laurent Groppi
2007 Championnat de France Formula Renault 2.0   Jules Bianchi
2008 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup   Daniel Ricciardo   SG Formula
2009 Formula Renault 2.0 West European Cup   Albert Costa   Epsilon Euskadi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Perspectives internationales Archived 2008-03-26 at the Wayback Machine renault-sport.fr (November 8, 2007)
  2. ^ "Cancellato il campionato WEC". italiaracing.net (in Italian). Inpagina s.r.l. 2010-03-19. Archived from the original on 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  3. ^ Pour le plaisir et l’honneur![permanent dead link] renault-sport.com (November 22, 2007)

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