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World Series by Renault

World Series by Renault
File:WSbR Logo.jpg
Category Formula Renault 3.5
Country Europe
Inaugural season 2005
Constructors Dallara
Engine suppliers Zytek badged as Renault[1]
Tyre suppliers Michelin
Drivers' champion 23x15px Carlos Sainz Jr.
Teams' champion 23x15px DAMS
Official website [1]
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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.[2] The F4 Eurocup 1.6 was made part of the World Series in 2010, but was then dropped for 2011.[3]

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

From 2008-2010, 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 9500rpm. 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).

Starting from 2012 season, the Formula Renault 3.5 Series cars are powered by 3.4 litre V8 producing 530 BHP at 9250 rpm developed by Zytek. The cars have 50 more horsepower than previous season and lost 15 kg (33 pounds) of weight. In addition, a Drag Reduction System is used, which operates in a similar way to the one in use in Formula One.[4]

Champions

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 23x15px Robert Kubica 23x15px Epsilon Euskadi 2005 Template:Country data JPN Kamui Kobayashi 23x15px SG Formula 2005 23x15px Jan Heylen 23x15px Racing for Belgium
2006 23x15px Alx Danielsson 23x15px Interwetten.com 2006 23x15px Filipe Albuquerque 23x15px JD Motorsport 2006 23x15px Jaap van Lagen 23x15px Tech 1 Racing
2007 23x15px Álvaro Parente 23x15px Tech 1 Racing 2007 23x15px Brendon Hartley 23x15px Epsilon RedBull 2007 23x15px Pedro Petiz 23x15px Tech 1 Racing
2008 23x15px Giedo van der Garde 23x15px Tech 1 Racing 2008 23x15px Valtteri Bottas 23x15px SG Formula 2008 23x15px Michaël Rossi 23x15px Tech 1 Racing
2009 23x15px Bertrand Baguette 23x15px International DracoRacing 2009 23x15px Albert Costa 23x15px Epsilon Euskadi 2009 23x15px Mike Verschuur 23x15px TDS Racing
2010 23x15px Mikhail Aleshin 23x15px Tech 1 Racing 2010 23x15px Kevin Korjus 23x15px Tech 1 Racing 2010 23x15px Nick Catsburg 23x15px TDS Racing
2011 23x15px Robert Wickens 23x15px Carlin 2011 23x15px Robin Frijns 23x15px Koiranen Motorsport 2011 23x16px Stefano Comini 23x15px Oregon Team
2012 23x15px Robin Frijns 23x15px Tech 1 Racing 2012 23x15px Stoffel Vandoorne 23x15px Josef Kaufmann Racing 2012 23x15px Albert Costa 23x15px Oregon Team
2013 23x15px Kevin Magnussen 23x15px DAMS 2013 23x15px Pierre Gasly 23x15px Tech 1 Racing 2013 23x15px Mirko Bortolotti 23x15px Oregon Team
2014 23x15px Carlos Sainz Jr. 23x15px DAMS 2014 23x15px Nyck de Vries 23x15px Koiranen GP 2014 Not held

Notable drivers

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

Television broadcast

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[5] and Spain channel Aragon TV.[6] 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 and Esporte Interativo in Brazil.

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