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April 28th, 2013
Formula Renault 3.5 rookie Norman Nato took pole for race two at Aragon in a chaotic wet qualifying session on Sunday morning. The Frenchman came out on top in a session blighted by red-flag stoppages, while his DAMS team-mate and championship leader Kevin Magnussen will start from the back after he spun into the gravel in the treacherous conditions. Nato set his best time in the longest run of activity without a stoppage, initially edging Stoffel Vandoorne for pole before Magnussen’s spin brought out the red flag.
April 26th, 2013
Kevin Magnussen made a strong start to the Aragon Formula Renault 3.5 weekend, topping all three test sessions at the Spanish track. After leading the way in Thursday’s additional test which was granted to teams after pre-season testing at the same venue was snowed off , Magnussen then set the pace in both wet and dry conditions in Friday’s free practice sessions.
April 9th, 2013
Antonio Felix da Costa will stand in for Sebastien Buemi as Red Bull’s Formula 1 reserve driver at this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix. The Red Bull junior, who won a Formula Renault 3.5 race at Monza last weekend, will fill in for Buemi, who is racing with Toyota in the World Endurance Championship season opener at Silverstone. Buemi has attended grands prix in the role since he lost his Toro Rosso drive at the end of the 2011 season
April 8th, 2013
Antonio Felix da Costa hopes that the frontrunners in this year’s Formula Renault 3.5 championship can have more battles like the one from the opening laps of race two at Monza last weekend. The Red Bull-backed racer scrapped for the lead with McLaren juniors Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne in the early laps on Sunday, with da Costa eventually coming out on top after a battle where all three took turns in the lead. The trio all agreed that the battle was something special, and da Costa hopes the frontrunners can maintain that standard of racing.
April 7th, 2013
Antonio Felix da Costa sustained race-long pressure from Kevin Magnussen to win the second Formula Renault 3.5 race of the weekend at Monza.
April 1st, 2013
The 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 grid has been completed by Zeta Corse signing Mihai Marinescu and Emmanuel Piget ahead of this weekend’s season opener at Monza. Formula 2 race winner Marinescu returns to the series full-time after making 11 starts in 2009, while ex-Formula Renault and Euro F3 Open competitor Piget, who last raced in 2010, currently has a deal for Monza only. Team boss Claudio Corradini explained that the team’s upheaval over the winter (as it took over the BVM Target entry) had proved a setback as it tried to sort its driver line-up
March 19th, 2013
Red Bull junior Antonio Felix da Costa led the way on the first day of the final Formula Renault 3.5 pre-season test at Barcelona. The Arden Caterham driver edged out morning pacesetter Kevin Magnussen by less than one tenth of a second, as several cars smashed the lap record set by da Costa in last season’s finale.
March 8th, 2013
New McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne continued his strong start to pre-season testing in Formula Renault 3.5 by topping the first day of running at Paul Ricard. The reigning Formula Renault Eurocup champion, who topped the first day at Aragon last week before the rest of that test was cancelled due to snow , knocked Red Bull protege Antonio Felix da Costa off the top of the times at the end of the day. Da Costa had led the way for much of the test, setting the pace in the wet morning session before trading blows at the head of the field with Kevin Magnussen when the track dried.
February 18th, 2013
Formula Renault 3.5 rookie Stoffel Vandoorne has joined McLaren’s Young Driver Programme. The 20-year-old Belgian will compete for Fortec Motorsports this year after winning the 2012 Formula Renault Eurocup
January 18th, 2013
GP3 frontrunner Matias Laine will step up to Formula Renault 3.5 with P1 Motorsport for 2013.
January 17th, 2013
Carlin has completed its Formula Renault 3.5 line-up for 2013 by signing Carlos Huertas to partner Jazeman Jaafar. Colombian Huertas raced for Fortec in the series last year, where he was team-mate to Robin Frijns as the Dutchman won the title
January 16th, 2013
Nigel Melker has joined champion team Tech 1 for the 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 season. Former GP3 frontrunner Melker had a disappointing GP2 rookie campaign with Ocean last year , but did take a podium in a one-off FR3.5 outing with Lotus. Tech 1 won last year’s teams’ championship, even though its lead driver Jules Bianchi lost the drivers’ crown to Robin Frijns in a controversial final-round collision
January 10th, 2013
Pietro Fantin will partner Antonio Felix da Costa at Caterham Arden during the 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 season. Fantin, 20, will graduate to FR3.5 after finishing in sixth position in the 2012 British Formula 3 championship
January 9th, 2013
Antonio Felix da Costa will stay on with Arden Caterham for the full 2013 Formula Renault 3.5 season. The Red Bull protege joined the series from the sixth round last year, replacing Lewis Williamson.
January 1st, 2013
Formula Renault 3.5 champion Robin Frijns believes that Kevin Magnussen and Antonio Felix da Costa will lead the fight to succeed him in the series this year.
December 21st, 2012
Fortec has signed Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup champion Stoffel Vandoorne to take title-winner Robin Frijns’ place in its Formula Renault 3.5 line-up.
December 3rd, 2012
Kevin Magnussen will switch to DAMS for his second season in Formula Renault 3.5. The McLaren junior driver raced for Carlin in his rookie campaign, taking one win on his way to seventh in the championship. Magnussen spent three of the five days of post-season testing with DAMS, and was fastest each time he drove for the French outfit
November 24th, 2012
Formula Renault Eurocup champion Stoffel Vandoorne broke Robin Frijns’s lap record on the final day of Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Aragon on Friday. Vandoorne, who succeeded FR3.5 champion Frijns as the winner of the Eurocup in Renault’s 2-litre category this year, switched from DAMS to drive the Dutchman’s title-winning car for Fortec Motorsports on the final day.
November 22nd, 2012
Kevin Magnussen topped Formula Renault 3.5 testing for the third time since the end of the season, as he led the way on day two of this week’s Aragon test. The McLaren junior driver improved on his time from Wednesday by half a second on Thursday morning, giving him the edge over Formula 3 convert Carlos Sainz Jr with new team AV Formula. Formula Renault 2.0 racer Norman Nato was third fastest for Tech 1, while the top five was rounded out by 2012 FR3.5 race winners Marco Sorensen and Antonio Felix da Costa.
November 22nd, 2012
Kevin Magnussen set the pace on the first day of Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Aragon on Wednesday. The McLaren Formula 1 test driver, who finished seventh in the FR3.5 championship this year with Carlin, was back in action with DAMS for the second time this winter . Magnussen set the quickest time of the day in the final hour, as he, Italian F3 champion Riccardo Agostini and Will Stevens knocked Carlos Sainz Jr off the top of the timesheets.