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RenaultWS News Archive. Page 11
Musical chairs continues at Spa
27 July 2006:
Eurointernational will have its fifth new driver in as many World Series by Renault meetings, after Enrico Toccacelo announced that he was leaving the championship to pursue other interests.
Surtees disappointed with season so far
27 July 2006:
John Surtees has expressed his dissatisfaction with the results being produced by Robbie Kerr and Sean McIntosh in this year's World Series by Renault, but refused to lay the blame squarely at the feet of either the drivers or their KTR team.
WS preview: Spa-Francorchamps
27 July 2006:
After the early season excursion to Monaco, the World Series Formula Renault 3.5 wanders outside of the scope of the World Series by Renault meetings again this weekend, playing a supporting role to the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa.
Iaconelli back, Pavlovic, Toccacelo uncertain
7 July 2006:
The World Series by Renault line-up continues to evolve, most notably again at Eurointernational, but with possible cracks beginning to show elsewhere ahead of the next round, at Misano, next weekend.
Vettel gets nod for Carlin seat
6 July 2006:
Red Bull's links with Carlin Motorsport's World Series by Renault squad will see F3 Euroseries frontrunner Sebastien Vettel replace the departed Colin Fleming for the championship's next double-header, at Misano, on 15-16 July.
Red Bull confirms Fleming exit
4 July 2006:
Red Bull has officially confirmed that American driver Colin Flaming is to leave its Junior Driver programme with immediate effect, ending his association with Carlin Motorsport's World Series by Renault team at the same time.
WS preview: Istanbul
15 June 2006:
The World Series by Renault will be making another small step to fulfil its global moniker this weekend, as the championship heads east to the Istanbul Park Circuit in Turkey for the first time.
Tahinci lands home ride
9 June 2006:
Jason Tahinci will make his World Series by Renault debut in front of his home fans when the championship visits the Istanbul Autodrom next weekend.
Maldonado 'just waiting' for Montanari error
30 May 2006:
The name may have changed but it was still Draco to the fore in the World Series by Renault event at Monaco on Sunday, as Pastor Maldonado made the most of a mistake by Christian Montanari - the 2005 winner - to claim his first WS win.
Kerr adds to KTR tally, McIntosh frustrated
30 May 2006:
Robbie Kerr claimed his second top ten finish of the World Series by Renault season, taking seventh place in Monaco, but KTR team-mate Sean McIntosh was not so fortunate, leaving the Principality empty-handed, having been frustrated by the tight confines of the famous street circuit.
Door opens at Comtec as Jowsey exits
17 May 2006:
Edwin Jowsey has become the first victim on the new World Series by Renault campaign, after Comtec Racing terminated its contract with the young Briton.
Meneghello in doubt for Monaco
5 May 2006:
World Series by Renault midfielder Matteo Meneghello may be forced to miss the series Monaco round for the second year in succession.
WS Preview: Zolder and season
28 April 2006:
The second season of the World Series by Renault gets underway at Zolder this weekend, having been given a welcome shot in the arm by Robert Kubica's elevation to BMW Sauber F1 test driver.
Toccacelo back, Graves out
14 April 2006:
Enrico Toccacelo has returned to the World Series by Renault, after Tor Graves decided to abandon his ambition to join the series even before the first race has kicked off.
Final test hit by winter's return
6 April 2006:
All 15 World Series Formula Renault teams gathered at the Nurburgring for the final pre-season group test before the championship starts in earnest on the final weekend of April, only to find that the return of cold conditions would prevent a lot of useful running.
McIntosh, Kerr offer further encouragement
4 April 2006:
KTR's new World Series by Renault line-up, pairing A1 Grand Prix stars Robbie Kerr and Sean McIntosh, continued its rapid acceleration up the pre-season learning curve with an encouraging second outing, this time at the remodelled Le Mans Bugatti circuit.
Interwetten lead the way at Le Mans
3 April 2006:
After inconsistent conditions on Saturday, the weather improved for the 30 World Series by Renault drivers to really get down to work, completing the second pre-season test at Le Mans on Sunday.
McIntosh, Kerr settle in at speed
25 March 2006:
The new KTR pairing of Sean McIntosh and Robbie Kerr made an immediate impression on the World Series by Renault paddock after posting top ten times on their first acquaintance with the series' Dallara-Renaults.
Carlin 'bullish' after successful Barca test
24 March 2006:
Carlin Motorsport's World Series by Renault pairing of Colin Fleming and Mikhail Aleshin both impressed in the first official pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya, running quickly enough that the team decided to leave early and save tyres for the next outing, at Le Mans, next month.
Parente sets sights for Victory after test
24 March 2006:
Reigning British F3 champion Alvaro Parente completed a satisfactory first World Series by Renault test with Victory Engineering yesterday [Thursday], but admitted that he still had work to do to acclimatise to the new category.
Fleming sets day two pace before early exit
24 March 2006:
America's Colin Fleming is determined not to let former team-mate Scott Speed hog the headlines for his Formula One exploits this season, and emphasised that by setting the pace during the second day of World Series by Renault testing in Barcelona.
Maldonado paces opening day in Spain
23 March 2006:
Pastor Maldonado set the early pace as World Series by Renault testing opened in Barcelona, but the Venezuelan had to survive an afternoon assault from nearest rival Colin Fleming to keep the honour heading in to day two.
Shimoda, Salignon close entry list
22 March 2006:
The start of the World Series by Renault's first pre-season test coincided with the end of the 'silly season', with the final four seats being filled ahead of the track action at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.
Pilet, Fukuda, Soucek added to entry
18 March 2006:
With less than a week to go before the first pre-season test, just three seats remain to be filled in the World Series by Renault, after Patrick Pilet, Ryo Fukuda and Andy Soucek inked deals this week.
Comtec debuts new livery
17 March 2006:
World Series by Renault newcomer Comtec Team United Kingdom unveiled its 2006 livery during a brief shakedown of its two Dallaras at Snetterton, although the paint scheme still bears some familiar elements.
Tech 1 replaces Saulnier, d'Ambrosio signs
8 March 2006:
As has been rumoured for a while, Tech 1 Racing will take the place of Saulnier Racing in this year's World Series by Renault line-up, the series stalwart having switched its attentions to sportscar racing with Swiss Spirit.
Parente, Bonetti, Meneghello, Kane sign up
7 March 2006:
The number of available seats in the World Series by Renault continues to diminish as deals are struck up and down the grid, with British F3 champion Alvaro Parente heading the latest batch of drivers confirmed for 2006.
Garcia gets RC, Iaconelli at Interwetten
3 March 2006:
GP2 Series refugee Borja Garcia has landed a ride in the World Series by Renault, having been confirmed as part of RC Motorsport's line-up.
Danielsson experience vital, claims Lewis
3 March 2006:
The chance to sign experienced World Series by Renault pilot Alx Danielsson was not one to be passed up, according to Comtec boss Jonathan Lewis, who takes his team into the series for the first time this year.
A1 rivals to pair up at KTR
2 March 2006:
Having spent the winter battling it out in the A1 Grand Prix series, Robbie Kerr and Sean McIntosh will be working out of the same garage when the 2006 World Series by Renault starts, having both signed to race for Belgian team KTR.
Danielsson completes Comtec line-up
2 March 2006:
World Series by Renault newcomer Comtec Racing has finalised its first line-up by adding Sweden's Alx Danielsson to the already confirmed Edwin Jowsey.
Comtec signs Jowsey
27 February 2006:
After all the speculation about who would fill the seats at Comtec Racing Team United Kingdom in the past week or so, Jonathan Lewis' squad has made relative unknown Edwin Jowsey his first signing for the team's World Series by Renault debut.
Comtec seat opens up to outcasts
25 February 2006:
The number of high-profile names left on the market following confirmation of the GP2 Series line-up for 2006, should make Comtec boss Jonathan Lewis' job of replacing Susie Stoddart a little easier.
Montanari completes Prema line-up
24 February 2006:
Despite expressing interest in the GP2 Series, San Marino's Christian Montanari has contented himself with another season in the World Series by Renault, having signed a deal to partner rookie Greg Franchi in Prema Powerteam's inaugural line-up.
Deals for Pavlovic, Valsecchi, Barba
17 February 2006:
Three more seats in the World Series by Renault appear to have been filled, with confirmation awaited on deals for Milos Pavlovic, Davide Valsecchi and Alvaro Barba.
Prema makes Franchi first signing
16 February 2006:
F3 Euroseries regular Greg Franchi has become Prema Powerteam's first signing for the World Series by Renault, following its accession to the series on the back of DAMS' withdrawal.
Rossiter joins Pons
15 February 2006:
Far from being constrained by his Honda F1 development deal, James Rossiter will join Spaniard Celso Míguez in the Pons Racing World Series by Renault team this season.
Hanley steps up full-time
15 February 2006:
Ben Henley will be a permanent fixture in the World Series by Renault, having been confirmed as both a member of the Renault Driver Development scheme and the Cram Competition team.
We have contract with Susie, insists Comtec
2 February 2006:
Reports linking Scottish racer Susie Stoddart with a DTM seat for 2006 have come as something of a surprise to World Series by Renault squad Comtec Racing, which understood that the 23-year old would be racing with it this year.
Carlin, Shimoda to continue relationship in WS?
27 January 2006:
Although their A1 Grand Prix relationship has come to an agreed end, Carlin Motorsport and Hayanari Shimoda could yet continue working together in 2006.
World Series confirms seven-date 2006 schedule
24 December 2005:
Next year's World Series by Renault calendar will consist of just seven meetings, reduced by two over 2005 despite retaining its blue riband event ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.
No surprises in Carlin WS line-up
20 December 2005:
As has been rumoured in World Series by Renault circles since 'winter' testing began, Carlin Motorsport has signed Red Bull Junior drivers Mikhail Aleshin and Colin Fleming for its 2006 campaign.
World Series test hands Jarvis conundrum
9 December 2005:
Reigning Formula Renault UK champion Oliver Jarvis admits that he faces a difficult choice regarding his future, after enjoying a confidence-boosting test in a World Series by Renault car at Paul Ricard this week.
van der Garde keeps Pons top of Ricard WS test
8 December 2005:
Pons Racing again showed itself to be the strongest World Series by Renault team at Paul Ricard, topping the timesheets for a second successive day, but this time with Giedo van de Garde posting the fastest lap instead of Alvaro Barba.
Barba cuts a dash on day one of WS test
7 December 2005:
While Michael Ammerm?topped the extra session for invited Formula Renault graduates as part of the latest World Series group test at Paul Ricard, Spanish driver Alvaro Barba set about proving that he could be a name to watch in the championship next season by heading the 'real' timesheets.
World Series prepares for final test
6 December 2005:
Having celebrated their first awards ceremony at the Race of Champions event over the weekend, it is straight back to action for the World Series by Renault teams as they prepare for their final test of the year, at Paul Ricard today and tomorrow [6-7 December].
WS champ Kubica happy with F1 debut
2 December 2005:
World Series by Renault champion Robert Kubica completed his first run in a Formula One car during Thursday's group test in Barcelona, leaving the Spanish circuit with positive impressions all round.
World Series to test FRenault champions
2 December 2005:
Fourteen young drivers from national Formula Renault championships around the world have been offered the chance to test with teams from the World Series by Renault at Paul Ricard next week [6-7 December] as reward for either clinching titles or running at the front of the field.
FRenault UK champ Jarvis to get WS run
30 November 2005:
New Formula Renault UK champion Oliver Jarvis will join the Interwetten.com outfit at the next World Series by Renault test, with a view to stepping up two rungs on the ladder for 2006.
Maldonado reigns after rain hits WS test
24 November 2005:
The second and final day of the first winter World Series by Renault group test started with a little rain, but ended with Pastor Maldonado posting the fastest time of the 30+ runners in attendance.
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