27/04/2018

News In Brief… (3)

A round-up of Renault Sport news both home and abroad that has caught our eye during the last month…
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Into an early lead!
Up and coming British star Max Fewtrell leads the Formula Renault Eurocup standings after a victory and a second place in the championship’s opening rounds at Paul Ricard, France.

 

Eighteen-year-old Max from Birmingham – re-selected for 2018 as a Renault Sport Academy driver – qualified fastest of all out of 27 drivers around the circuit that will host this year’s returning French Formula 1 Grand Prix.

His R-ace GP car was beaten into second place in race one but he struck back with a lights-to-flag win in race two to be top of the table heading to the championship’s next races – scheduled to take place at Monza, Italy last weekend (21-22 April).

 

Aiming for home glory

Renault e.dams’s Sebastien Buemi remains in the hunt to defend his FIA Formula E drivers’ champion after a sixth-place finish in the championship’s latest round in Rome, Italy.

 

As in previous races, Buemi was in the running for a podium finish for much of the race but in the closing stages was relegated several positions.

 

Still, the result puts Buemi in a competitive fourth position in the standings heading into the team’s home round of the all-electric racing category this coming Saturday (28 April) in Paris, France with the next race then in Berlin, Germany (19 May). Renault e.dams is sixth in the teams’ table…

 

New ‘Renault F1’ watches unveiled

Internationally renowned watch making brand Bell & Ross has produced three exquisite new time pieces in recognition of its partnership with the Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Each piece in the collection – the BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph, the BR-X1 and the BR03-94 – also has R.S.18 in its title in recognition of the team’s latest F1 model with a real focus on precision engineering and functionality.

 

CLICK HERE for more details. Don’t ask us how much!

 

Something for the wall

A little more in reach perhaps for Renault Sport enthusiasts is motor sport artwork from the company that is creating the stunning unique trophies being presented on the Renault UK Clio Cup and Clio Cup Junior podiums in 2018.

 

Graham & Leigh’s work in hanging wall art – giving the illusion of ‘floating’ circuit by high grade Birch birch wood and miniscule acrylic rods – has become popular the world over among motor sport fans, teams and drivers.

 

Particularly so as each piece is individual hand crafted… CLICK HERE for the full story and to get in touch.

 

Running Man!

Simon Holloway, chief data analyst for the Clio Cup and Clio Cup Junior, competed in the London Marathon (22 April) in aid of the Children with Cancer UK charity.

 

It’s never too late to help Simon hit his target of £3000. CLICK HERE for the fully story and to make a donation – totally voluntarily, of course!