The History of Formula Renault

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The World Series by Renault is a motor racing series that composes of Formula Renault 3.5, Formula Renault 2.0 and the Eurocup Megane Trophy.  It replaced World Series by Nissan which ran from 1998 to 2004.

Formula Renault 3.5 started in 2005 as a replacement for the World Series by Nissan when the contract for Nissan’s engine supply ended.  They quickly added Formula Renault 2.0 & the Eurocup Megane Trophy as support races. The inaugural Formula Renault 3.5 season was won by Robert Kubica.

World Series By Nissan Champions

  • 1998 – Marc Gene – Spain – Campos Motorsport
  • 1999 – Fernando Alonso – Spain – Campos Motorsport
  • 2000 – Antonio Garcia – Spain – Campos Motorsport
  • 2001 – Franck Montagny – France – Vergani Racing
  • 2002 – Ricardo Zonta – Brazil – Racing Engineering
  • 2003 – Franck Montagny – France – Gabord Competicion
  • 2004 – Heikki Kovalainen – Finland – Pons Racing

World Series By Nissan Race Winners

  • 21 – Franck Montagny – France
  • 9 – Ricardo Zonta – Brazil
  • 8 – Angel Burgueno – Spain
  • 7 – Marc Gene – Spain, Heikki Kovalainen – Finland
  • 6 – Antonio Garcia – Spain, Fernando Alonso – Spain
  • 5 – Andrea Belicchi – Italy, Tomas Scheckter – South Africa, Giuseppe Burlotti – Italy, Tiago Monteiro – Portugal
  • 4- Manuel Giao – Portugal, Bas Leinders – Belgium, Enrique Bernoldi – Brazil, Patrice Gay – France
  • 2 – Jean-Christophe Ravier – France, Justin Wilson – Great Britain, Narain Karthikeyan – India,
  • 1 – Nicolas Filiberti – Argentina, Ramon Caus – Spain, Laurent Delahaye – France, Rafael Sarandeses – Spain, Rui Aguas – Portugal, Matteo Bobbi – Italy, Stephane Sarazzin – France, Ander Vilarino – Spain, Polo Villaamil – Spain, Olivier Pla – France, Felix Porteiro – Spain

World Series By Renault – Formula Renault 3.5 Series Champions

  • 2005 – Robert Kubica – Poland – Epsilon Euskadi
  • 2006 – Alx Danielsson – Sweden – Interwetten.com
  • 2007 – Alvaro Parente – Portugal – Tech 1 Racing
  • 2008 – Giedo van der Garde – Netherlands – Tech 1 Racing
  • 2009 – Bertrand Baguette – Belgium – International Draco Racing
  • 2010 – Mikhail Aleshin – Russia – Tech 1 Racing
  • 2011 – Robert Wickens – Canada – Carlin
  • 2012 – Robin Frijns – Netherlands – Tech 1 Racing

World Series By Renault – Formula Renault 3.5 Series Race Winners

  • 7 – Esteban Guerreri – Argentina
  • 6 – Bertrand Baguette – Belgium, Robert Wickens – Canada, Jean-Eric Vergne – France
  • 5 – Alvaro Parente – Portugal, Giedo van der Garde – Netherlands, Daniel Ricciardo – Australia
  • 4 – Robert Kubica – Poland, Alx Danielsson – Sweden, Mikhail Aleshin – Russia, Miguel Molina – Spain, Charles Pic – France, Marcos Martinez – Spain, Antonio Felix da Costa – Portugal
  • 3 – Markus Winkelhock – Germany, Pastor Maldonado – Venezuela, Sebastian Vettel – Germany, Fabio Carbone – Brazil, Kevin Korjus – Estonia, Robin Frijns – Netherlands, Jules Bianchi – France
  • 2 – Christian Montanari – San Marino, Felix Porteiro – Spain, Will Power – Australia, Adrian Valles – Spain, Eric Salignon – France, Salvador Duran – Mexico, Milos Pavlovic – Serbia & Montenegro, James Walker – Great Britain, Ben Hanley – Great Britain, Stan Pentus – Estonia, Alexander Rossi – United States, Nick Yelloly – Great Britain, Sam Bird – Great Britain
  • 1 – Enrico Toccacelo – Italy, Tristan Gommendy – France, Andreas Zuber – United Arab Emirates, Andy Soucek – Spain, Borja Garcia – Spain, Davide Valsecchi – Italy, Felipe Albuquerque – Portugal, Alejandro Nunez – Spain, Alvaro Barba – Spain, Guillaume Moreau – France, Julien Jousse – France, Oliver Turvey – Great Britain, Fairuz Fauzy – Malaysia, Pascale Di Sabatino – Italy, Jon Lancaster – Great Britain, Jaime Alguersuari – Spain, Nathanael Berthon – France, Albert Costa – Spain, Marco Sorensen – Denmark, Kevin Magnussen – Denmark, Arthur Pic – France.

World Series By Nissan – World Series Lights Champions

  • 2002 – Santiago Porteiro – Spain – Meycom
  • 2003 – Juan Cruz Alvarez – Argentina – Meycom
  • 2004 – Miles Pavlovic – Serbia & Montenegro – Vergani Racing

Rencontres Internationales de Formule Renault Series Champions

  • 1991 – Jason Plato – Great Britain – Duckhams Van Diemen
  • 1992 – Pedro de la Rosa – Spain – Racing For Spain

Eurocup Formula Renault Champions

  • 1993 – Olivier Couvrer – France – Synergie
  • 1994 – James Matthews – Great Britain – Manor Motorsport
  • 1995 – Cyrille Sauvage – France – Mygale
  • 1996 – Enrique Bernoldi – Brazil – Tatuus JD Motorsport
  • 1997 – Jeffrey van Hooydonk – Belgium – Tatuss JD Motorsport
  • 1998 – Bruno Besson – France – Tatuus JD Motorsport
  • 1999 – Gianmaria Bruni – Italy – JD Motorsport

Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup Champions

  • 2000 – Felipe Massa – Brazil – JD Motorsport
  • 2001 – Augusto Farfus – Brazil – Prema Powerteam
  • 2002 – Eric Salignon – France – Graff Racing
  • 2004 – Scott Speed – United States – Motopark Academy

Formula Renault 2000 Masters Champions

  • 2003 – Esteban Guerreri – Argentina – JD Motorsport

World Series By Renault – Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series Champions

  • 2005 – Kamui Kobayashi – Japan – SG Formula
  • 2006 – Felipe Albuquerque – Portugal – JD Motorsport
  • 2007 – Brendon Hartley – New Zealand – Epsilon Red Bull
  • 2008 – Valtteri Bottas – Finland – SG Formula
  • 2009 – Albert Costa – Spain – Epsilon Euskadi
  • 2010 – Kevin Korjus – Estonia – Tech 1 Racing
  • 2011 – Robin Frijns – Netherlands – Koiranen Motorsport
  • 2012 – Stoffel Vandoorne – Belgium – Josef Kaufmann Racing

World Series By Renault – Formula Renault V6 Supercup Champions

  • 2003 – Jose Maria Lopez – Argentina – ARTA-Signature
  • 2004 – Giorgio Mondini – Switzerland – EuroInternational

World Series By Renault – Eurocup Megane Trophy Champions

  • 2005 – Jay Heylen – Belgium – Racing For Belgium
  • 2006 – Jaap van Lagen – Netherlands – Tech 1 Racing
  • 2007 – Pedro Petiz – Portugal – Tech 1 Racing
  • 2008 – Michael Rossi – France – Tech 1 Racing
  • 2009 – Mike Verschuur – Netherlands – TDS Racing
  • 2010 – Nick Catsburg – Netherlands – TDS Racing
  • 2011 – Stefano Comini – Switzerland – Oregon Team
  • 2012 – Albert Costa – Spain – Oregon Team
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