If one thinks about it seriously for a moment, it is quite incredible that the discussion about Carlos Sainz Jr’s Formula One future was ever up in the air.
Category: FR3.5 Opinion and News
“Drivers of 2014: Roberto Merhi”
When Roberto Merhi was cut loose from the Mercedes DTM team at the end of the 2013 season, the Spaniard was left facing a bleak future. That he took three victories on the way to 3rd in the championship upon his return to single-seaters displays just how close motorsport came to losing an excellent talent.
“Drivers of 2014: Pierre Gasly”
From the moment Red Bull junior driver Pierre Gasly secured a podium at the Formula Renault 3.5 season opener at Monza, there was a instant feeling that the drinks manufacturer had bagged another future star.
“FR3.5: Renault Sport and Michelin explore 18” tyres”
Renault Sport Technologies and Michelin have announced that they are investigating a possible switch to 18-inch tyres for the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for the 2016 season. The entities are also looking into introducing 17-inch tyres for their Formula Renault 2.0 categories.
“Roberto Merhi: A Racer Reborn”
Formula Renault 3.5 title challenger Roberto Merhi has revealed that he was close to retiring from racing altogether this year.
It is a moment all drivers treasure deeply. Having crossed the finish line victorious, the winning pilot will take to the slow down lap, collecting discarded tyre rubber and swathes of dirt along the way.
“Jordan King evaluating options ahead of 2015”
It was emerged today that British racing hopeful Jordan King is set to test GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 machinery with Arden International.
“Renault secures Formula Renault 3.5 future”
Renault have announced that it is to extend the life of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series category for at least another two years.
“Stanaway makes FR3.5 Return”
New Zealand’s Richie Stanaway is to make a last minute return to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series this weekend with Lotus.
“Time Out for Vaxivière”
Lotus racer Matthieu Vaxivière may be forced to miss out much of the remaining Formula Renault 3.5 season following an injury sustained during the third round at Monaco.
“The Comeback Kid?”
At first, it was strange to see the name "Roberto Merhi" on the entry list for Formula Renault 3.5 pre-season test.
“Big Steps, Little Steps”
There was some clear disappointment in Beitske Visser's expression following the opening weekend of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at Monza. Making her début in the category, the 19-year-old spent the weekend lingering around the lower half of the field, eventually registering a DNF and a 17th place finish.
“FR3.5: Visser joins Amberg at AVF”
Former German Formula 3 Cup driver Beitske Visser has graduated to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with AVF.
“FR3.5: Fantin fastest on final pre-season test day”
Draco Racing pilot Pietro Fantin set the fastest time on the final day of Formula Renault 3.5 Series pre-season testing at Jerez.
“Stöckinger and Martsenko confirm FR3.5 entries”
Marlon Stöckinger and Nikolay Martsenko solidified their places in the Formula Renault 3.5 field this week, bringing the driver count to fourteen Managed by Gravity Sport, Stöckinger will spend his second FR3.5 season with the Lotus junior squad. The Filipino racer fared reasonably in his début year in the category last year, having moved over … Continue reading “Stöckinger and Martsenko confirm FR3.5 entries”
“Ghiotto moves up to FR3.5 with Draco”
Last season’s Formula Renault Alps runner-up Luca Ghiotto will move up the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with International Draco Racing this year.
“FR3.5: Jaafar joins ISR for title run”
Malaysian racer Jazeman Jaafar has joined Formula Renault 3.5 squad ISR for what will be his second season in the Formula One feeder category.
“Stevens stays in FR3.5 for third campaign”
British racer Will Stevens has opted to remain in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014 with Strakka Racing.
“Sirotkin completes Fortec’s FR3.5 line-up”
Fortec Motorsport have announced that Sergey Sirotkin will partner Oliver Rowland for his second Formula Renault 3.5 Series season.
“Red Bull unveil junior team for 2014”
Carlos Sainz Jr will lead a reduced line-up at the Red Bull Junior Programme next season. The Spaniard is joined on the Red Bull programme by FIA European F3 race winner and Macau Grand Prix victor Alex Lynn and Eurocup Formula Renault champion Pierre Gasly.