World Series by Renault (WSR) pulls in 80,000 spectators per meeting on average, at some of Europe’s finest racetracks. A WSR meeting includes four international championship races, including Formula Renault 3.5 Series, a springboard to F1 (as seen with Sebastian Vettel, Charles Pic, etc.). WSR events make a fabulous family outing, offering free access to the racetrack, grandstands and paddock, plus a wealth of activities in the village a stone’s throw from the main venue.
The Formula Renault 3.5 Series championship is an ideal bridge from Formula Renault 2.0 or Formula 3 up to Indycar and Formula 1. The single-seater racers, powered by 3.4-litre V8 engines delivering up to 530 hp, enable drivers to familiarize themselves with F1 technologies such as semi-automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift, carbon plate disk brakes, the aerodynamic drag reduction system and advanced electronics.
Out on the track, there’s a breathtaking performance with stunt drivers in Renault Sport cars, the Jean Ragnotti Show, and an exclusive demonstration from the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 team.
WSR meetings throughout the whole season include four international championship races:
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
- Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship races are run by more than 30 single-seaters entered by teams selected by Renault Sport. The winner gets a grant of €500,000, opening access to the next step up: Formula Renault 3.5 Series, antechamber to Formula 1.
To ensure this is a true test of driving capability alone, Renault Sport makes sure all drivers get identical car performance, by forbidding preparation and modification to certain vehicle subsystems, starting with the engine and electronic controller. The 2013 season sees a new car configuration.
Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa, Robert Kubica, Jean-Eric Vergne, Romain Grosjean, Charles Pic and Pastor Maldonado all proved their worth at the wheel of this racer.
The Eurocup Mégane Trophy attracts drivers from across a broad experience spectrum: from single-seater to GT categories, and from youngsters up to gentlemen drivers.
An end-of-season prize of €175,000 is split between the first three in the overall ranking. Mégane Trophy descends directly from these racers, an uncompromisingly designed prototype with a powerful engine that positively growls.
Eurocup Clio brings together the best Clio Cup exponents from national Clio Cup championships. The races are run on four prestigious racetracks (Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring, Paul Ricard, Catalunya) under the World Series by Renault program, plus two other venues, for the first time in 2013. Inclusion in Eurocup Clio is conditional upon entry in one of the national series.
In addition to the overall ranking there are special prizes for the best Junior (under 25) and the best Gentleman Driver (over 40). And there are national rankings listing the top three drivers from each country. Following on from its illustrious forebears, New Clio Cup features the new Clio Renault Sport, on a racetrack exclusive basis for the 2013 Eurocup Clio championship.