World Series by Renault event: The tension rises in Budapest

The Hungaroring will mark the third round of the 2015 World Series by Renault.

A fixture on the calendar since 2007, the Hungarian circuit will host the Renault Sport Trophy, Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 this coming June 13 and 14. For this classic World Series by Renault meeting, the Hungarian fans will be spoiled between the races of the ladder series’, leading to the highest level of the sport put in place by Renault Sport Technologies and the vast array of entertainment, including the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show.

Host of the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix since 1986, the Budapest circuit offers a technical challenge and an incessant series of corners that leave the competitors no time to relax. For this ninth edition on the World Series by Renault calendar, the 100% Renault event will build on its unfailing public success in Hungary.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show

On the programme, the spectators will be treated to the aggressive races in the Renault Sport Trophy, the fights between the young guns of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, as well as the battles between the F1 hopefuls in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The highlight of the weekend, the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show will feature a former star of the World Series by Renault, Antonio Felix da Costa. The French F4 Championship will also be in action alongside the Renault Sport Show and Renault Kadjar demonstrations. The ladder will be on display to the public inside the Village.

Numerous attractions for the public will be on offer in the paddock and Renault Village: simulators, pit-stop challenge and road safety awareness booths alongside the acrobats in the Freestyl’air show. Fans will also have the chance to meet the drivers during the pit-walk in their weekend a wash in the colours of Renault.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: three for one spot

After five rounds, three drivers have monopolized the honours: Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports), Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) and Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports). Already race winners at Motorland Aragón, the Englishman and Frenchman repeated at Spa-Francorchamps and hope to keep their momentum going.

The leading trio is being chased by the two rookies in the DAMS team: Dean Stoneman and Nyck de Vries. On the podium at each meeting, the Red Bull Junior Team protégé will aim for the race victory. His team mate and member of the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme will return to the circuit where he began an exceptional second half of the season in 2013.

Further behind, Tom Dillmann (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) will try to stay in the hunt. A goal shared by Tio Ellinas (Strakka Racing) and Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport), who both scored points in each race in Belgium. Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) and Meindert van Buuren (Lotus) will hope to consolidate their positions in the top ten, as will Nicholas Latifi (Arden Motorsport), who led for the first time in Belgium.

After scoring points at Spa, Aurélien Panis (Tech 1 Racing) and Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) want to confirm their progression. On the other hand, Alfonso Celis (AVF), Sean Gelael (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin), Bruno Bonifacio (International Draco Racing), Philopaz Armand (Pons Racing) and Roy Nissany (Tech 1 Racing) need to rebound. For her part, Beitske Visser (AVF) will be looking for her points of the season. And finally, Roberto Merhi (Pons Racing) will hope to break his streak of bad luck at a circuit where he won by nearly 30 seconds last year.

Race 1: Saturday 13 June at 11:45
Race 2: Sunday 14 June at 13:00

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Event Hungaroring
Track Hungaroring
Drivers Tom Dillmann , Dean Stoneman , Matthieu Vaxiviere , Nyck de Vries , Oliver Rowland
Teams Fortec Motorsports , Lotus F1 Team , Carlin , Strakka Racing , Arden International
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