World Series by Renault


World Series by Renault
World Series by Renault
WSbR Logo.jpg
Category Formula Renault 3.5
Country or region Europe
Inaugural season 2005
Constructors Dallara
Engine suppliers Renault
Drivers' champion Canada Robert Wickens
Teams' champion United Kingdom Carlin
Official website worldseriesbyrenault.fr
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

The World Series by Renault, formerly the World Series by Nissan from 1998 to 2004, is a motor racing series. The series consists of the flagship Formula Renault 3.5 Series (often referred to as simply World Series by Renault or indeed simply WSR), the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Eurocup Mégane Trophy. The F4 Eurocup 1.6‎ was made part of the World Series in 2010, but was then dropped for 2011.[1]

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History

The series came out of the Spanish Formula Renault Championship, which ran from 1991 to 1997. The World Series was founded as Open Fortuna by Nissan in 1998, and was mostly based in Spain, but visited other countries throughout its history, including France, Italy, Portugal and Brazil. The organization was handled by RPM Comunicacion. The series changed name a number of times, usually adopting the name of its main sponsor, but was also known by other common names such as the unofficial "Formula Nissan".

In its early years, the series used chassis built by Coloni, with a 2.0 L Nissan SR20 engine. The series slotted in between Formula 3 and Formula 3000. In 2002, it adopted a new format, with chassis supplied by Dallara and the engine upgraded to the VQ30. The series also became more international, with more than half of the race calendar held outside Spain.

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.

Technical

As of the 2010 season the chassis for the Formula Renault 3.5 Series is a Dallara built carbon fibre monocoque and the engine a 3.5 litre V6 Nissan VQ35 unit producing 480 bhp with a rev limit of 8500rpm. The gearbox is a 6 speed semi-automatic supplied by Ricardo with steering wheel paddle shift. Total weight of the car is 600 kg (dry).

The chassis cost is approximately EUR 130,000 + VAT (as of 2005) with engine leases costing EUR 20,000 per season.

Champions

Nissan years
Season Series Name Champion Team Champion
1998 Open Fortuna by Nissan Spain Marc Gené Spain Campos Motorsport
1999 Euro Open MoviStar by Nissan Spain Fernando Alonso Spain Campos Motorsport
2000 Open Telefónica by Nissan Spain Antonio García Spain Campos Motorsport
2001 Open Telefónica by Nissan France Franck Montagny Italy Vergani Racing
2002 Telefónica World Series Brazil Ricardo Zonta Spain Racing Engineering
2003 Superfund World Series France Franck Montagny France Gabord Competition
2004 World Series by Nissan Finland Heikki Kovalainen Spain Pons Racing

NOTE – 1998–2001, mainly Spanish-based series (also known as Formula Nissan) with 2.0L engine.
NOTE – 2002–2004, international series with V6 engine.

World Series Lights
Season Champion Team Champion
2002 Spain Santiago Porteiro Spain Meycom
2003 Argentina Juan Cruz Álvarez Spain Meycom
2004 Serbia and Montenegro Miloš Pavlović Italy Vergani Racing
Formula Renault V6 Eurocup
Season Champion Team Champion
2003 Argentina José María López France ARTA-Signature
2004 Switzerland Giorgio Mondini Italy EuroInternational
World Series by Renault
Season Formula Renault
3.5 Series Champion
Team Champion Season Eurocup Formula
Renault 2.0
Champion
Team Champion Season Eurocup Mégane
Trophy
Champion
Team Champion
2005 Poland Robert Kubica Spain Epsilon Euskadi 2005 Japan Kamui Kobayashi France SG Formula 2005 Belgium Jan Heylen Belgium Racing for Belgium
2006 Sweden Alx Danielsson Austria Interwetten.com 2006 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque Italy JD Motorsport 2006 Netherlands Jaap van Lagen France Tech 1 Racing
2007 Portugal Álvaro Parente France Tech 1 Racing 2007 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Spain Epsilon RedBull 2007 Portugal Pedro Petiz France Tech 1 Racing
2008 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde France Tech 1 Racing 2008 Finland Valtteri Bottas France SG Formula 2008 France Michaël Rossi France Tech 1 Racing
2009 Belgium Bertrand Baguette Portugal International DracoRacing 2009 Spain Albert Costa Spain Epsilon Euskadi 2009 Netherlands Mike Verschuur France TDS Racing
2010 Russia Mikhail Aleshin France Tech 1 Racing 2010 Estonia Kevin Korjus France Tech 1 Racing 2010 Netherlands Nick Catsburg France TDS Racing
2011 Canada Robert Wickens United Kingdom Carlin 2011 Netherlands Robin Frijns Finland Koiranen Motorsport 2011 Switzerland Stefano Comini Italy Oregon Team

Notable Drivers

Formula One drivers in the future and/or past
Champions in other categories
Other Notable Drivers

Television broadcast

World Series by Renault at Donington Park in 2007.

World Series by Renault races are broadcast live as part of a package of the combined open-wheel and touring car races on the pan-European Eurosport subscription channel or its sister stations Eurosport2 and British Eurosport. Eurosport is also on-sold to several non-European networks, extending World Series by Renault's international reach as far as South East Asia and Oceania. The races are also carried live by Estonia channel Kanal 12. Abbreviated highlights packages are additionally carried by several other television networks and stations, including the British channels Sky Sports and MotorsTV, the Dutch RTL 7 channel, ESPN Star Sports in Asia, Speed in South America.

References

External links


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