The tenth year of the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup will start this weekend at Monza 11/12 April. An overview at where the first nine champions are now.

2006 Champion : Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal), Motopark Academy
4 wins, 2 poles in 16 races
-  2010 : won the Race of Champions
-  2011 - 2013 : DTM with Audi
-  2014 : 24h Le Mans with Audi
-  2014 : 2nd place ELMS (LMP2)

2007 Champion : Frank Kechele (Germany), Motopark Academy
8 wins, 7 poles in 16 races
-  2008 - 2011 : sportscars (a.o. ADAC GT Masters, FIA GT1 WM)

2008 Champion : Valtteri Bottas (Finland), Motopark Academy
12 wins, 13 poles in 16 races - Record number of poles and wins
-  Since 2010 : Formula 1 Testdriver Williams
-  Since 2013 : Formula 1 official driver Williams
-  2014 : 4 podium finishes Formula 1 (2x P2, 4x P3)

2009 Champion : Antonio Felix da Costa (Portugal), Motopark Academy
9 wins, 3 poles in 16 races
-  2013 - 2014 : Formula 1 Testdriver Red Bull
-  2013 : 3rd place Formula Renault 3.5 Series
-  Since 2014 : DTM with BMW
-  2014/2015 : FIA Formula E

2010 Champion : Ludwig Ghidi (Belgium), KEO Racing
2 wins, 1 pole in 20 races
-  Stopped racing after 2010

2011 Champion : Carlos Sainz (Spain), Koiranen bros.
10 wins, 8 poles in 20 races - Record number of points : 489
-  2014 : 1st in Formula Renault 3.5 Series
-  2015 : Formula 1 official driver for Scuderia Toro Rosso

2012 Champion : Jake Dennis (England), Fortec Motorsports
3 wins, 3 poles in 20 races
-  2012 : McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
-  Since 2014 : FIA Formula 3 EM

2013 Champion : Matt Parry (Wales), Fortec Motorsports
5 wins, 3 poles in 17 races
-  2013 : McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
-  2014 : 11th Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
-  2015 : GP3 series

2014 Champion : Ben Barnicoat (England), Fortec Motorsports
2 wins, 1 pole in 17 races
-  2014 : McLaren Autosport BRDC Award
-  Since 2014 : McLaren Young Driver Programme
-  2015 : Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

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