The World Series by Renault kicked off season 11 at Motorland Aragón. Entertainment as well as twists and turns were very much part of the show on a weekend interspersed with sun and rain. 50,000 spectators were treated to the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Show conducted by Carlos Sainz. They also got the chance to hale the victors : Oliver Rowland and Matthieu Vaxiviere in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Louis Delétraz and Dennis Olsen in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, as well as enjoy the many tailor made attractions for the fans !

Ricardo Gondo, Managing Director of Renault Iberia : “This year again, the World Series by Renault welcomed 50,000 spectators. This sporting and family event is also a special time to present the new models from the Renault range and the new face of the brand. In step with our local dealers, we took the opportunity to unveil the new Renault Espace and its innovative technologies. The spectators also appreciated the chance to see the classic cars that have contributed to Renault’s proud history. Spain has built Renaults since 1961, and there is therefore a real historical importance. In Spain we have had the chance to host the opening round of the season and the finale at Jerez. Both in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, the weekend provided intense emotional moments. The World Series by Renault constitutes the very essence of the competition and ’passion for life’.”

Formula Renault 3.5 Series : Rowland and Vaxiviere victorious
The on form driver during winter testing, Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) dominated the two collective tests on Friday before going on to claim his first pole position of the year. Surprised at the start by a jump start from his team mate Meindert van Buuren (Lotus), the Lotus F1 Team Junior driver let the victory slip into the hands of Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports). On Sunday, Nyck de Vries (DAMS) became the first rookie to capture the pole in the category this season, but the McLaren Young Driver Development Programme protégé hand the win snatched from his hands by Matthieu Vaxiviere on the final lap in a race that was perturbed by rain. Third in race 2, Oliver Rowland maintains his lead the general classification ahead of the Frenchman.

Race 1 : 1- O. Rowland, GBR (Fortec Motorsports), 2- J. Jaafar, MAS (Fortec Motorsports), 3- D. Stoneman, GBR (DAMS)…
Race 2 : 1- M. Vaxiviere, FRA (Lotus), 2- N. de Vries, NED (DAMS), 3- O. Rowland, GBR (Fortec Motorsports)…
General classsification : 1- O. Rowland 40 pts, 2- M. Vaxiviere 37 pts, 3ex- N. de Vries et J. Jaafar 24 pts…

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 : the double for Delétraz, Olsen and Hubert in the hunt
During the collective tests, Matevos Isaakyan (JD Motorsport) and Louis Delétraz (Josef Kaufmann Racing) stood out. The Swiss driver continued his strong form in taking the two pole positions and two victories on offer on Saturday. Dennis Olsen (Manor MP Motorsport) answered back on a rainy Sunday in winning a chaotic race ahead of Anthoine Hubert (Tech 1 Racing).The two now trail Louis Delétraz, sixth in race three, in the general classification.

Race 1 : 1- L. Delétraz, SUI (Josef Kaufmann Racing), 2- B. Barnicoat, GBR (Fortec Motorsports), 3- A. Hubert, FRA (Tech 1 Racing)…
Race 2 : 1- L. Delétraz, SUI (Josef Kaufmann Racing), 2- K. Jörg, SUI (Josef Kaufmann Racing), 3- D. Olsen, NOR (Manor MP Motorsport)…
Race 3 : 1- D. Olsen, NOR (Manor MP Motorsport), 2- A. Hubert, FRA (Tech 1 Racing), 3- D. Oskoui, FRA (ART Junior Team)…
General classification : 1- L. Delétraz 58 pts, 2- D. Olsen 48 pts, 3- A. Hubert 41 pts…

The next round of the World Series by Renault will be held at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on 30 and 31 May, the week after the Formula Renault 3.5 Series race in the streets of Monaco. The all-new Renault Sport Trophy will debut as well in the Belgian Ardennes.

Formula Renault 3.5 Series Drivers Standings

Formula Renault 3.5 Series Teams Standings

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Drivers Standings

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Teams Standings

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