A return to the Nurburgring highlights changes to the World Series by Renault’s Formula Renault 3.5 championship for 2014.
The return of the German circuit to the schedule after one year away is the only previously unannounced change compared to this year, as it had already been revealed that Jerez was replacing Barcelona. However, it had not previously been confirmed that Jerez would take over the season finale slot recently held by the current Spanish Grand Prix venue.
The Nurburgring replaces Austria’s Spielberg circuit on the bill, after the Red Bull-owned venue held its first World Series by Renault event in 2013. Renault was eager to bring the series to Germany again as it is one of its biggest road car markets in Europe.
As well as headlining seven Renault-supported events, the FR3.5 cars will race at Monza (the season opener) and on the support bill of the Monaco Grand Prix.
“We’ve put together a calendar that offers plenty of variety and is structured around Formula 1 circuits and key markets for the Renault brand,” Renault Sport Technologies director of motorsport Arnaud Boulanger said. “The tracks selected will give drivers the best possible preparation for the challenges that await them in their careers.
“In this our 10th season we felt it was important to combine classic circuits like Spa with newcomers like Jerez.”
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 calendarApril 12-13 Monza, Italy (tbc)April 26-27 Aragon, SpainMay 24-25 MonacoMay 31-June 1 Spa, BelgiumJune 28-29 Moscow, RussiaJuly 12-13 Nurburgring, GermanySeptember 13-14 Hungaroring, HungarySeptember 27-28 Paul Ricard, FranceOctober 18-19 Jerez, Spain