Tell us about your year with Renault Sport in 2014.
Margot Laffite : “It was a real pleasure to follow the tenth season of the World Series by Renault, but it was also very frustrating not to have the chance to get a drive. I had a full Eurocup Megane Trophy season in 2013 and I loved it. All the same, I went to Jerez for the Renault Sport R.S. 01’s first test in public. The atmosphere at the World Series by Renault is unique. You don’t get it anywhere else. There’s an awful lot of quality in the fields too, and it’s always interesting to see how young drivers develop before stepping up to F1.”
What is your role as a Renault Sport ambassador ?
“I represent the brand in a number of different events and operations. I’m going to be at the races, the first of which should be the Formula Renault 3.5 Series race in Monaco, and I’ll be taking part in the Renault Sport Enthusiast Days and an event at La Ferté Gaucher. I’ll also be attending ceremonies organised by Renault Sport. I’ll be able to keep right in touch with the fans at all these events, and the schedule fits in perfectly with my TV commitments on Canal+ and AB Moteurs.”
The big development of the year in terms of motorsport is the Renault Sport R.S. 01. Was it a case of love at first sight for you ?
“I haven’t had the chance to drive it yet. I thought the Megane Trophy V6 was a fantastic car, and the Renault Sport R.S. 01 looks set to be a massive success. It’s going to be even better, and my feeling is that it’s a cut above.”