Formula Renault 3.5 extends Monaco deal

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series will continue to support the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Monaco after Renault Sport signed a three-year extension to their contract with the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM).

The sole Monte Carlo Formula Renault 3.5 Series race will continue to run on the morning of the F1 race, but a change in scheduling sees the practice session move from Thursday to Friday, with the qualifying session on Saturday.

Ever since Formula Renault 3.5 began in 2005, Monaco has been on the schedule, and its place at the legendary track is now confirmed.

Renault Sport Technologies Competition Director Jean-Pascal Dauce was naturally happy to extend the deal to race at Monaco, and is looking forward to the series adding exciting races to the principality for years to come.

“We share the same vision of motor racing with the ACM,” said Dauce. “That is enough to explain the success of our partnership for these many years!

“It is still just as pleasant, motivating and enthralling to work with such a professional structure.

“With our rich common past with the Automobile Club de Monaco, we look forward to new exciting chapters in our history!”

The 2014 race was won by DAMS driver Norman Nato, with past winners of the event including current F1 drivers Pastor Maldonado and Daniel Ricciardo.