Formula Renault NEC – The Established Pathway to F1
The Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup is commonly regarded as an important stepping stone on the path for future racing professionals.
The NEC has hosted distinguished talents in the past such as F1 drivers Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz, Daniil Kvyat and Lando Norris.
The Formula Renault 2.0 has been designed to create affordable, yet high-performance competition – a broad scope of mechanical and aerodynamic setup adjustments are allowed, but in prohibiting modifications to the engine and the ECU, among other parts of the car, AFR ensures identical performance for everyone.
Races are contested on world-famous circuits including Hockenheim, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Nürburgring and a return to the UK at Silverstone after a year hiatus.
Progression from NEC and Eurocup has been strengthened further for 2018 with an amendment to the weekend format for the NEC to mimic that of the Eurocup.
Weekends will now consist of two 30 minute practice sessions, before a 15 minute qualifying session in the morning and a 30 minute plus 1 lap race – one on each day of the weekend.
*Hockenheim – confirmed
*Spa-Francorchamps - confirmed
*Nurburgring - confirmed
*Silverstone – confirmed
*One other major European circuit (Monza, Barcelona, Paul Ricard, etc.)
THE RACE CAR
Total pricing for the 6 race events of the 2018 NEC is: 165,000.00 Euros
Includes official practice sessions.
Additional testing – Testing at Silverstone is 5,300.00 Euros per day including 1 set of new tyres
BlackArts Racing will provide:
Full use and preparation of a brand new 2017 spec Formula Renault.
Rebuilding of the engines, according to the engine manufacturer’s maintenance schedule and to keep engine performance at a competitive level.
Allocated, mechanic to prepare and maintain each Formula Renault race-car.
Race Engineer responsible for optimising the set-up of the race-cars and analysing data with the drivers.
Driver Coach to train and assist with driver development and work with the drivers in a number of ways, via the in-car camera system and observing the drivers at various points on the circuit during practice sessions.
Includes consumables required for the running and maintenance of the race-car, excluding crash damage parts and repairs.