FR3.5 to return to the Nurburgring in 2014

Formula Renault 3.5 will return to the Nurburgring in 2014, following the announcement of next year's calendar

FR3.5 to return to the Nurburgring in 2014

The return of the German circuit to the schedule after one year away is the only previously unannounced change compared to this year, as it had already been revealed that Jerez was replacing Barcelona.

However, it had not previously been confirmed that Jerez would take over the season finale slot recently held by the current Spanish Grand Prix venue.

The Nurburgring replaces Austria's Spielberg circuit on the bill, after the Red Bull-owned venue held its first World Series by Renault event in 2013.

AUTOSPORT understands that Renault was keen to visit Germany again as it is one of its biggest road car markets in Europe.

As well as headlining seven Renault-supported events, the FR3.5 cars will race at Monza (the season opener) and on the support bill of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Renault Sport Technologies director of motorsport Arnaud Boulanger said: "We've put together a calendar that offers plenty of variety and is structured around Formula 1 circuits and key markets for the Renault brand.

"The tracks selected will give drivers the best possible preparation for the challenges that await them in their careers.

"In this our 10th season we felt it was important to combine classic circuits like Spa with newcomers like Jerez."

2014 Formula Renault 3.5 calendar April 12-13 Monza, Italy (tbc) April 26-27 Aragon, Spain May 24-25 Monaco May 31-June 1 Spa, Belgium June 28-29 Moscow, Russia July 12-13 Nurburgring, Germany September 13-14 Hungaroring, Hungary September 27-28 Paul Ricard, France October 18-19 Jerez, Spain 


shares
comments
Barcelona FR3.5: Kevin Magnussen signs off with dominant win

Previous article

Barcelona FR3.5: Kevin Magnussen signs off with dominant win

Next article

Ferrari's Raffaele Marciello lines up FR3.5 tests after F3 title

Ferrari's Raffaele Marciello lines up FR3.5 tests after F3 title
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula V8 3.5
Author Glenn Freeman
How the post-Renault 3.5 series is shaping up Plus

How the post-Renault 3.5 series is shaping up

When Renault ended its support of its 3.5 Formula, there were fears about the category's future. But as PETER MILLS explains, the rebadged FV8 3.5 series has retained an appeal to drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Feb 3, 2016
The all-time FR3.5 top 10 Plus

The all-time FR3.5 top 10

An era ended in 2015 as Renault withdrew its backing of Formula Renault 3.5. GLENN FREEMAN and PETER MILLS pick the 10 best drivers from the World Series by Renault years

Formula V8 3.5
Jan 8, 2016
The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2015 Plus

The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2015

The 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 season will be notable for being the last with the French company's backing but also produced a worthy champion in Oliver Rowland. PETER MILLS evaluates this year's crop of drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Nov 17, 2015
Renault's ladder to Formula 1 Plus

Renault's ladder to Formula 1

Since 2005 the World Series by Renault package has launched a host of young stars on the path to Formula 1. But there's much more to the events, both on and off the track

Formula V8 3.5
Aug 13, 2015
The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2014 Plus

The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2014

The field was perhaps not as strong as in the previous season, but Carlos Sainz Jr emerged as a worthy Formula Renault 3.5 champion. GLENN FREEMAN rates the top 2014 drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Nov 11, 2014
The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2013 Plus

The top 10 FR3.5 drivers of 2013

There were some standout performances in the Formula Renault 3.5 title race this year, but one racer stood above all the others. GLENN FREEMAN looks back and picks out his top 10 drivers

Formula V8 3.5
Nov 15, 2013
The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 grid guide Plus

The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 grid guide

Last year's field was extraordinary and hard to match, but the Formula Renault 3.5 grid will still have plenty of talent this season. Glenn Freeman runs through the field ahead of this weekend's season opener

Formula V8 3.5
Apr 4, 2013
Vandoorne: future McLaren F1 star? Plus

Vandoorne: future McLaren F1 star?

Landing the Fortec seat that took rising star Robin Frijns to the 2012 FR3.5 title was already a good sign for Stoffel Vandoorne. Then McLaren took him under its wing. Peter Mills tells Vandoorne's story so far

Formula V8 3.5
Feb 20, 2013