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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]

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

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HistoryEdit

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]

ChampionsEdit

Current seriesEdit

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0Edit

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

Former seriesEdit

Formula Renault 3.5 SeriesEdit

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

Eurocup Mégane TrophyEdit

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


F4 Eurocup 1.6Edit

Season Champion
2010   Stoffel Vandoorne

Eurocup ClioEdit

Season Champion
2011   Nicolas Milan
2012   Oscar Nogués
2013   Josh Files
2014   Oscar Nogués

Renault Sport TrophyEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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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