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The merger that levels the junior single-seater playing field Prime

The merger that levels the junior single-seater playing field

The hideous chain of decisions that led to Formula Renault competing with Formula Regional for two years has been reversed. Now one massive grid of future stars is getting ready for F1 support action.

Formula Regional Europe merges with Renault Eurocup for 2021

The FIA has announced it will merge the Formula Regional European Championship with the Formula Renault Eurocup to form a new series in 2021.

Do you remember when Hamilton last won on three wheels? Prime

Do you remember when Hamilton last won on three wheels?

Lewis Hamilton's triumph in the British Grand Prix despite a last-lap puncture is currently a unique moment in his Formula 1 career. But there was also a race from 2003 where, aged 18, he pulled off another seemingly-impossible feat…

French F4 champion added to Renault F1 junior ranks

Runaway French F4 champion Hadrien David has been signed to a Renault Formula 1 junior deal for 2020.'s Top 20 junior single-seater drivers of 2019

With Formula 1 enjoying one of its strongest rookie intake in 2019, looks at the top 20 junior drivers of 2019 aiming to follow in the footsteps of Alexander Albon, Lando Norris and George Russell.

Eurocup racer Lorandi secures Renault tie-in

Italian Formula 4 runner-up Leonardo Lorandi has secured a tie-in with Renault's Formula 1 junior programme, the manufacturer has announced.

Kush Maini scores podium on Renault Eurocup debut

Kush Maini scored a podium finish in his first ever Formula Renault Eurocup race at Monza on Saturday.

Ex-Red Bull junior seals racing return with Alonso's team

Former Red Bull and Lotus junior Callan O'Keeffe will make his return to competitive motorsport in 2019, having joined Fernando Alonso's FA Racing outfit in the Formula Renault Eurocup.

Renault adds F4 champion Collet to junior ranks

Renault has added Brazilian racer Caio Collet to its Formula 1's junior programme roster for the 2019 season.

Formula Renault NEC shuts down, blames "ill-conceived FIA plans"

The two-litre Formula Renault Northern European Cup will cease after 13 seasons, with its promoter blaming “ill-conceived FIA plans for the future of formula racing” for the series' demise.'s Top 20 junior single-seater drivers of 2018

In 2018, the junior single-seater scene was full of exciting talent, shown best by Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren each bringing an F2 star into Formula 1. ranks the top 20 youngsters of the year.

Alonso's team joins Formula Renault Eurocup field

Fernando Alonso's FA Racing will step up to the Formula Renault Eurocup in the 2019 season, with the McLaren driver's squad already competing in F4, karting and eSports.

Renault continues with F3-style series after FIA snub

Renault Sport has followed up on its threat to press on with its Regional Formula 3-style series in 2019, despite losing the FIA World Motor Sport Council vote to an Italian bid.

Renault could launch ‘F3’ series without FIA blessing

Renault Sport says it is prepared to go ahead with its Europe-wide Regional Formula 3 series for 2019 even if it does not receive FIA blessing.

World's Fastest Gamer runner-up gets Formula Renault shot

McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer runner-up Freek Schothorst will make his Formula Renault Eurocup debut this weekend at the Hungaroring.

Renault plans to replace Eurocup with new F3 series

Renault is planning to scrap its current Eurocup single-seater category and transfer under the FIA’s new Regional Formula 3 umbrella for 2019.

Dutch teen Verschoor to lose Red Bull junior status

Richard Verschoor has confirmed that he has lost his position in the Red Bull junior team, and is set to stay in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 for a second season.

Fenestraz becomes 2017 Eurocup FR2.0 champion

Sacha Fenestraz has sealed the 2017 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 title with one race to spare in the season finale in Barcelona.

Q&A: Australian F1 hopeful Alex Peroni

Formula Renault Eurocup front-runner Alex Peroni went one-on-one with to chat about his plans to add another name to the list of Australian Formula 1 drivers.

Aitken leads 2017 Renault Sport Academy line-up

Renault has announced its line-up of Academy drivers for 2017, with Jack Aitken and Sun Yue Yang being joined by Formula 4 stars Max Fewtrell and Jarno Opmeer.

Red Bull adds Ticktum, Verhagen to junior roster

Red Bull has announced that it has added Briton Dan Ticktum and American Neil Verhagen to its junior team for the 2017 season.

Dias takes double Class B podium on Asian Formula Renault debut

Brad Dias in his first Asian Formula Renault outing at Zhuhai last weekend clinched two podium finishes in Class B category.

Dias to make Asian Formula Renault debut in season finale

Brad Dias will compete in the final round of the Asian Formula Renault this weekend, at Zhuhai International Circuit.

Estoril Eurocup: Fenestraz wins final race of the season

Sacha Fenestraz was victorious in the season finale of Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 at Estoril, while Lando Norris collected the 12th podium of his title-winning campaign.

Estoril Eurocup: Palmer inherits win after Norris and Defourny collide

Will Palmer took his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 win in a dramatic race at Estoril after leading duo Lando Norris and Max Defourny collided on the final lap.

Hockenheim NEC: Norris secures his third title of 2016

Lando Norris took his third single-seater title of 2016 in the Formula Renault NEC 2.0 series in the season finale at Hockenheim, after prior success in Toyota Racing Series and Eurocup 2.0.

Spa Eurocup: Norris secures title, Boccolacci wins Race 2

Dorian Boccolacci took his second win of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season at Spa-Francorchamps, beating newly crowned champion Lando Norris.

Spa Eurocup: De Sadeleer takes maiden win after Defourny's jump start

Hugo de Sadeleer took his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 win in Race 1 at Spa-Francorchamps, leading a Tech 1 Racing 1-2.

Nurburgring NEC: Shwartzman takes maiden win, Norris extends lead

Josef Kaufmann Racing duo Robert Shwartzman and Lando Norris claimed wins in Race 1 and Race 2 respectively in the Nurburgring Formula Renault 2.0 NEC weekend.

Paul Ricard Eurocup: Norris seals rookie title with dominant Race 2 win

Lando Norris controlled Race 2 of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup weekend at Paul Ricard, sealing the Rookie title with four races remaining in the season.

Paul Ricard Eurocup: Scott outduels Norris to claim Race 1 win

Harrison Scott fended off championship leader Lando Norris to win consecutive Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup races, after his victory at the last round the at Red Bull Ring.

Habsburg plans to contest Macau after "up and down" season

Junior single-seater racer Ferdinand Habsburg has revealed his plan to complete his busy 2016 season with a Macau Grand Prix entry.

Assen NEC: Norris keeps points lead, shares wins with Defourny

Lando Norris took a dominant win in Race 1 of the Formula 2.0 NEC's Assen weekend, while Max Defourny outduelled the Briton for victory in Race 2.

Spa NEC: Norris doubles up after epic duel with Defourny

Lando Norris was victorious in the second Formula Renault 2.0 NEC race at Spa-Francorchamps after a feisty battle with Max Defourny.

Spa NEC: Norris controls wet Race 1

Lando Norris was dominant in a wet Spa-Francorchamps to take a lights-to-flag win in Race 1 of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC weekend.

Arden, MP Motorsport consider entering Eurocup in 2017

Top junior single-seater teams Arden and MP Motorsport have both revealed their interest in joining the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 next year, following the changes the championship will make.

"No massive fuss" to join an F1 team, says top prospect Norris

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 points leader Lando Norris reckons he is still too early in his career to become a junior driver for a Formula 1 team.

Daruvala focuses on Eurocup race wins as title hopes diminish

Force India protégé Jehan Daruvala says his aim in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 is to get as many race wins under his belt, with title chances now slim.

Spielberg Eurocup: Norris outduels Defourny in thrilling Race 1

Lando Norris emerged victorious following a race-long fight with Max Defourny in the first Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race at Spielberg.

Monza Eurocup: Scott survives safety car restart to take maiden win

Harrison Scott cruised to a maiden Eurocup win in the final Monza race on Sunday, having passed polesitter Dorian Boccolacci at the start.

Monza Eurocup: Boccolacci takes maiden win amid chaos

Dorian Boccolacci took his maiden Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup win in Race 2 of the Monza weekend as chaos unfolded behind him.

Monza Eurocup: Norris dominates Race 1

Lando Norris was dominant in the opening race of the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup weekend at Monza, beating polesitter Dorian Boccolacci by 0.532s.

Hungaroring NEC: Daruvala takes maiden Formula Renault win

Force India protege Jehan Daruvala took his first Formula Renault win in Race 2 of the Hungaroring NEC weekend after teammate Lando Norris retired from lead.

Hungaroring NEC: Norris takes commanding Race 1 win

Lando Norris took a dominant lights-to-flag win in the first race of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC weekend at the Hungaroring.

Monaco Eurocup: Fenestraz claims maiden win in red-flagged wet race

Eurocup Formula Renault rookie Sacha Fenestraz held on to take his first win in the category from pole position in the support race for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Monza NEC: Defourny takes commanding win ahead of Daruvala

Max Defourny made up for yesterday’s disappointment, with a dominant win in the second race of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC season at Monza.

Monza NEC: Boccolacci takes maiden win in thriller

Tech 1 Racing’s Dorian Boccolacci started his Formula Renault 2.0 NEC campaign on an ominous note by winning the first race at Monza.

Monza NEC: Daruvala takes pole for season opener

Force India protege Jehan Daruvala took pole for the Formula Renault NEC 2.0 season opener at Monza.

Aragon Eurocup: Norris hangs on to take second win

Josef Kaufmann Racing's Lando Norris picked up his second consecutive win on his debut weekend in the Formula Renault Eurocup at Motorland Aragon.

Aragon Eurocup: Norris scores maiden Formula Renault win in Race 2

Reigning MSA Formula and Toyota Racing Series champion Lando Norris took his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 victory in the second of three races at Aragon.

Aragon Eurocup: Defourny controls first race of season

Belgian racer Max Defourny held off British prodigy Lando Norris to triumph in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 season opener at Motorland Aragon.

Former Lotus junior Boccolacci joins Renault's Eurocup series

Tech 1 Racing has landed a high-profile signing for its Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 2016 line-up, with F3 graduate Dorian Boccolacci joining the team.

Review: Indian juniors' 2015 campaigns in international open-wheel racing

Seven young Indian drivers competed in various junior single-seater championships across Europe in 2015, Darshan Chokhani reflects on their performances.

Daruvala announces Formula Renault 2.0 and Toyota programme for 2016

Force India protege Jehan Daruvala has announced a packed 2016 programme, starting with the Toyota Racing Series followed by full seasons in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and Eurocup series.

Eurocup champion Aitken considering F3.5, GP3 for 2016

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion Jack Aitken could be on the move to Formula 3.5 V8 or GP3 in 2016, having confirmed he will test in both categories before the end of the year.

Daruvala's rounds out his first season in Europe

Jehan Daruvala completed his first year in single-seaters last weekend in the season finale of Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 championship at Jerez.

MSA Formula champion Norris eyes Formula Renault for 2016

British rising star Lando Norris is seeking a move to the Eurocup Formula Renault series on the back of his title triumph in MSA Formula at Brands Hatch.

Daruvala completes an impressive 2.0 Alps wildcard stint

With the NEC season over, the learning curve continued for Jehan Daruvala in the final round of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps at Jerez, as a guest driver in the championship.

Daruvala ends second in FR 2.0 NEC rookie class

Jehan Daruvala finished second in rookie class and fifth in the main standings in his debut season in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series.

Podium for Daruvala in race one

The crucial final round of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC championship at Hockenheim started on a good note for Jehan Daruvala with a podium finish in race one of the weekend.