Renault Sport Racing has revealed this Wednesday November 14 the list of ten teams pre-selected for the 2019 season.
Ten of the best-known teams in the feeder series leading towards the pinnacle of motorsport have been chosen for the first campaign with the new generation Formula Renault.
Among them, we find seven squads that competed in 2018. R-ace GP will defend its two titles against others who have also starred in the category: Josef Kaufmann Racing, JD Motorsport and Tech 1 Racing. Winners of the rookie title respectively in 2016, 2017 and 2018, AVF by Adrián Vallés, Arden Motorsport and MP Motorsport will also aim to mix it up in this battle.
Three new teams have been added to this historic list of teams for 2019. BhaiTech Racing, FA Racing by Drivex and M2 Competition will all make their debut in the Formula Renault Eurocup and take on the challenge of one of the most competitive feeder series’ in the world.
Figuring among the leading teams in F4 Italy, BhaiTech Racing will put its faith in Renault for its development at the next level, as will M2 Competition, which has made a name for itself in New Zealand. And finally, FA Racing by Drivex, which has been racing in karting and in F4, is the structure led by none-other than two-time F1 World Champion with Renault, Fernando Alonso, who will continue his collaboration here with the French carmaker.
Fernando Alonso: “It’s a real honor to have FA Racing by DriveX pre-selected for the 2019 Formula Renault season. This series has provided some of my toughest competitors in F1 and this highlights its very high competitiveness level! After karting, e-sport and F4, Formula Renault is for FA Racing the logical step in our development. The arrival of the new car was the opportunity to start on the same level as all the teams and we are now eager to be on the starting grid to show what we are made of! On a more personal note, it is a great pleasure to continue my history with Renault.”
Created in 1971, the Formula Renault still has the wind at its back in bringing together the best teams and the most promising drivers of their generation at Europe’s finest circuits. As in 2017, the eventual champion will join the Renault Sport Academy and receive financial support as well as access to the Enstone and Viry-Châtillon facilities to continue his development. The rookies will also be shown some special attention this season.
List of teams pre-selected for 2019
Arden Motorsport (GBR)
AVF by Adrián Vallés (ESP)
BhaiTech Racing (ITA)
FA Racing by Drivex (ESP)
JD Motorsport (ITA)
Josef Kaufmann Racing (GER)
MP Motorsport (NED)
M2 Competition (BEL)
R-ace GP (FRA)
Tech 1 Racing (FRA)