The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 season was a battle of the Formula 1 juniors. And in a reversal of this year's F1 fortunes, it was McLaren that took a one-two ahead of Red Bull.
While Antonio Felix da Costa had entered the season as favourite for the title, a returning Kevin Magnussen and rookie star Stoffel Vandoorne had shown more than enough in testing to suggest they would be in the fight.
The top three engaged in a thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle in the opening laps of race two on the opening weekend at Monza, but from there it was Magnussen and Vandoorne who led the way in the points battle, before the Dane built up an untouchable head of steam in the final few races.
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Glenn Freeman is the editor of Autosport.com. After 10 years of karting, he decided that writing about motorsport would put less strain on his dad's bank balance than competing, and after obtaining his NCTJ qualifications in newspaper journalism, he joined Motorsport News in 2005.
As deputy racing editor, he covered British Formula 3 and selected international events. He also got the chance to take on boyhood hero Nigel Mansell in a kart race and beat the 1992 world champion.
Glenn left MN to become Autosport.com's international editor in September 2006 and joined the magazine's news desk in January 2008, spending six years as news editor. During that time he covered four seasons of DTM and a year of GP2/GP3, before switching to Formula Renault 3.5 from 2012-14. He became the website's editor in 2014.