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lthough the series is already ten years old it
has not started to show its age yet, and in 2012
the fourth generation of the World Series 3.5
will feature new circuits in order to meet the needs
of the new racing calendar.
The 13 teams taking part in this year’s championship
have been delivered with a total of 22 single seaters
and 4 kits in two separate stages, the latter around
the middle of February.
The championship will open in May with the
meeting at the Motorland Aragon circuit, but
Dallara’s car has already an impressive number of
kilometres under its belt. More than 6,000 km were
covered during the development tests and three
collective test sessions will have been completed
before the season gets underway: the first on 13th
and 14th March at Paul Ricard circuit, the second in
Barcelona between 3rd and 4th April, and finally on
th and 19th April at Motorland Aragón.
The World Series championship by Renault FR3.5
was unveiled to the press in Paris on 8th March and
has been going from strength to strength. Since the
first edition in 2002, thanks to the collaboration
between Renault and Dallara, the single seater has
completeley changed. Its mechanical design and
performance now comes close to the standards of
senior racing categories, keeping costs under control.
This ideal mix is the basis of the successful WS 3.5
a category which has always provided the
most talented pilots with an excellent launching pad
towards the senior categories such as GP2, F1 and
This is why, despite current economic crisis, this
category is able to fill the starting grid, attracting a
healthy number of qualified teams as well as
motivated and competitive drivers.
Moreover, Renault Sport can also count on the
support of RPM, the company formed by Jaime
Alguersuari (for whom designed the T02!), to
organise the events: Renault weekends offer
something for fans, families, children and young
adults, including free access to circuits and
paddocks, as well as the chance to win gadgets
autographed by drivers and to admire cars and pit
areas from close up. The success of Renault Sport
weekends can be seen from the impressive
attendance figures: over 500,000 people attended
the events in 2011 and the 2012 forecasts are even
higher… Have fun!
Andrea Burzoni and Daniele Clari
Design Office Department