EU 2.0: SG Formula season preview

SG Formula, F.Renault 2.0 team, ready for the off! French Formula Renault team SG Formula's 2006 season ended with a unique 1-2-3-4 win on the Magny-Cours circuit. The La Rochelle-based squad also took drivers' runner-up spot and teams' title in...

SG Formula, F.Renault 2.0 team, ready for the off!

French Formula Renault team SG Formula's 2006 season ended with a unique 1-2-3-4 win on the Magny-Cours circuit. The La Rochelle-based squad also took drivers' runner-up spot and teams' title in France, and third place in the Eurocup's final classification.

Former SG Formula drivers are climbing up the motor sport scale. Seven out of a class of eight French drivers on the F3 Euro Series and World Series 3.5 entry lists have raced SG Formula cars in the past. Three of them have been admitted to F1 manufacturers junior drivers programs (Renault Driver Development, Red Bull Junior Team).

It is with vastly strengthened team that SG Formula is preparing to face the challenges of a new season of French Championship and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 racing. Solid financial backing, new much larger and functional premises and six new drivers who will benefit from support and personal development facilities hitherto unknown at this level of competition.

The 07' line-up:

Nelson Panciatici (Eurocup & French Championship)
French, born September 26th 1988.
Karting: 2004 French Formula A championship runner-up
Single-seaters: 2005 F.Renault Rookie championship runner-up, 5th French Formula Renault Championship in 2006 (1 pole position, 1 race win)
Admitted to the Renault Driver Development programme for the 2007 season.

Alexandre Marsoin (Eurocup & French Championship)
French, born March 25th 1989.
Karting: 2004 Formula Kart French Champion
Single-seaters: 12th French Formula Renault Championship in 2006 (1 podium finish, 3rd Rookie championship).

Charles Pic (Eurocup & French Championship)
French, born February 15th, 1990.
Karting: 3rd European Junior Championship in 2005
Single-seaters: 3rd French Formula Campus Championship in 2006 (2 pole positions, 2 race wins).
Supported by former F1 driver Eric Bernard

Edouard Texte (French Championship)
French, born February 15th 1987.
Karting: 9th French Formula Kart Championship in 2005
Single-seaters: 4th French Formula Campus Championship in 2006

Jon Lancaster (Eurocup & French Championship)
British, born December 10th, 1988
Karting: European ICA Championship runner-up in 2004, World Championship runner-up in 2005
Single-seaters: took part in the British F.Renault Winter Series in 2006
Manager: Harald Huysman

Jules Bianchi (French Championship & 3 Eurocup events)
French, born August 3rd, 1989.
Karting: French and European Junior championships runner-up in 2004, 2nd Formula A World Cup in 2006
Single-seater debuts in 2007.
Great-uncle Lucien Bianchi mounted the podium of the Monaco F1 Grand Prix and won Le Mans 24 Hours in 1968. Grandfather Mauro, engineer and driver, also had some outstanding successes, including Macau GP in 66.
Manager: Nicolas Todt

-credit: sgf

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Lucien Bianchi , Harald Huysman , Alexandre Marsoin , Charles Pic , Nicolas Todt , Jon Lancaster , Jules Bianchi , Nelson Panciatici