FR3.5 News Archive. Page 10



  • January 1901

    Open article Eurointernational confirms Miguez exit.
    1 January 1901: Merry-go-round at Antonio Ferrari's team begins with Spaniard's departure.

  • Open article Carlin 'delighted' by Vettel call.
    1 January 1901: Sebastian Vettel's elevation to Formula One driver could be expected to cause a headache for his World Series by Renault team principal, but Trevor Carlin insists that he is more than happy for his German star to make his debut at Indianapolis.

  • Open article Success still sinking in for Abadie.
    1 January 1901: Tech 1 Racing boss Simon Abadie has admitted that he is still coming to terms with the fact that his second-year World Series by Renault operation has broken its duck at the most glamorous race on the calendar.

  • Open article Podium confirms Vettel points lead.
    1 January 1901: Sebastian Vettel's strong start to the World Series by Renault season continued in Monaco, where another podium result secured his advantage at the head of the drivers' championship.

  • Open article vd Garde defies pain for points.
    1 January 1901: World Series by Renault rookie Giedo van der Garde put in a sterling performance to cross the line fifth in Monaco, despite racing with a painful shoulder injury incurred in the early stages.

  • Open article Parente pinches Principality pole.
    1 January 1901: Alvaro Parente will start the crucial Monaco round of the World Series by Renault from pole position, after his time in the second qualifying group proved better than anything from earlier in the afternoon.

  • Open article Points priority as Vettel keeps Carlin on top.
    1 January 1901: Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in the World Series by Renault drivers' championship with two strong performances at the Nurburgring, helping Carlin increase its lead in the teams' championship.

  • Open article Preview - Nurburgring.
    1 January 1901: After the high-speed experience of Monza, World Series by Renault attention shifts to the altogether twistier confines of the Nürburgring this weekend, with Mikhail Aleshin and Salvador Duran out to prove that their Italian success was no fluke.

  • Open article Vettel ends Magny-Cours test on top.
    1 January 1901: Sebastian Vettel clocked the best time on the second day of the World Series by Renault test at Magny-Cours, which took place on a 'green' circuit after heavy overnight rain.

  • Open article Piccione tops day one at Magny-Cours.
    1 January 1901: RC Motorsport's Clivio Piccione made the most of his recent GP2 experience of Magny-Cours to head the timesheets on the first day of the latest World Series by Renault group test, despite his comparative lack of track time in the WS car.

  • Open article Estoril poised for return.
    1 January 1901: Portugal looks set to return to the World Series by Renault calendar, with suggestions that series organiser RPM is poised to confirm Estoril as the replacement for the cancelled round in Turkey.

  • Open article Philippe to miss Magny-Cours test.
    1 January 1901: When the World Series by Renault runners arrive for their group test at Magny-Cours this week, this will be short of one of their number, following rookie Richard Philippe's injury at the season-opener ten days ago.

  • Open article Tech 1-2 opens Monza weekend.
    1 January 1901: Tech 1 Racing saw both its two drivers secure leading positions in the lone free practice session ahead of this weekend's World Series by Renault season-opener at Monza, with Julien Jousse gaining a surprise upper hand to head more experienced team-mate Alvaro Parente.

  • Open article Aleshin fastest in Monza test.
    1 January 1901: Consistently one of the quickest drivers during pre-season collective testing, Mikhail Aleshin started the competitive element of the 2007 campaign by posting the best time of the traditional pre-race test at Monza.

  • Open article Istanbul canned
    1 January 1901: The World Series by Renault has become the second major championship to ditch a proposed round at Istanbul Park, following the World Touring Car Championship in looking for an alternative just weeks before its season starts.

  • Open article Alvaros to the fore as 'Ring test ends.
    1 January 1901: World Series by Renault teams completed their final pre-season test at the Nurburgring with Alvaro Barba (Draco Multiracing USA) and Alvaro Parente (Tech 1 Racing) again proving to be the fastest runners.

  • Open article Piccione targets F1 ride from RC seat.
    1 January 1901: Clivio Piccione admits that swapping the GP2 Series for the World Series by Renault will have its upsides, pointing out that he is now free to chase a test or reserve driver role in Formula One.

  • Open article Barba continues strong test form. [1]
    1 January 1901: Draco's Alvaro Barba followed up his excellent performance in testing in Barcelona with another fine display on the first day of group testing at the Nürburgring.

  • Open article Champion Danielsson set for Euro 3000.
    1 January 1901: Unable to find a seat in GP2, despite being touted as a possible contender at BCN Competicion, World Series by Renault champion Alx Danielsson appears set to race in this season's Euroseries 3000 championship.

  • Open article Valsecchi tops Barcelona test.
    1 January 1901: Davide Valsecchi underlined his dark horse status in this year's World Series by Renault after topping the times on the second and final day of testing at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday [15 March].

  • Open article Moreau confident of catching up.
    1 January 1901: Guillaume Moreau faces something of a mountain to climb having finally thrown his lot in with the World Series by Renault, but is confident that he can run with the best in the series.

  • Open article Fauzy to combine racing, testing.
    1 January 1901: Following the lead set by BMW Sauber's Sebastien Vettel, Fairuz Fauzy looks set to combine Formula One testing duties with a race ride in the World Series by Renault in 2007.

  • Open article RC adds F3000.
    1 January 1901: Despite attempting to win the World Series by Renault title, RC Motorsport has decided to add a Euroseries F3000 programme to its busy schedule in an attempt to bring on potential drivers.

  • Open article Mann seals deal with Cram by P1.
    1 January 1901: Pippa Mann will become the first female racer to compete in the World Series by Renault this coming season, having signed for UK-based team Cram by P1 Europe.
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