Formula Renault UK is one of the world's
most exciting junior single-seater championships, which has
launched the careers of F1 stars Kimi Raikkonen, Antonio Pizzonia
and Pedro de la Rosa.
The Formula Renault cars, designed by Milan-race
car manufacturers Tatuus, are all identical, and capable of
0-100 mph in 4.8 seconds. The carbon fibre chassis is built
by Italian firm ATR, who manufacture the Ferrari Formula One
chassis. Renaultsport, which has committed itself to producing
a car that far exceeds the FIA's safety requirements, have
further developed the car.
Each Formula Renault race takes place in
front of Britain's biggest motorsport crowds. In 2001, over
160,000 filed through the gates to watch the action. Renault
UK's championship boasts the fastest lap times, with speeds
reaching over 130 mph, in Britain's biggest travelling motorsport
package - the British Touring Car Championship's TOCA Tour.
In 2002, Renault's championships still support nine of the
10 TOCA Tour meetings, with additional races supporting British
Formula 3 and European Truck racing.
With the exposure that came from Kimi Raikkonen
jumping from the series
straight to Formula One, the Championship is more popular
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