FORMULA RENAULT EUROCUP
Known for its exceptional calendar, the Formula Renault Eurocup will live up to its reputation for the 2019 season, which will be marked by the arrival of a safer, more powerful and more aerodynamically efficient car. The latest generation of single-seater talent will be able to prepare their future careers on tracks used by F1.
For its 49th season, the first one for the Tatuus T-318 chassis, the Formula Renault Eurocup will begin its new campaign with three days of testing at Circuit Nevers Magny-Cours in early March. Once this full-scale shakedown is completed, the drivers will have another four days of testing at two circuits where they will race later in the year.
To confirm its status as the benchmark in the development of young drivers, the Formula Renault Eurocup will continue to compete on Europe’s finest circuits homologated for F1. Five among them will also host a test day prior to the meeting to offer significant track time while helping to control costs.
Sharing the weekend bill with professional international championships, each weekend will consist of two collective tests and two qualifying sessions to determine the starting grid for the two races, guaranteeing sporting fairness and the development of the stars of tomorrow. The championship winning driver will join the Renault Sport Academy in order to step up while particular attention will be paid to the best rookies.
Continuing to make the step up to international level is 19-year-old Frank Bird, who will be contesting the ultra-competitive 2018 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship for a third season.
Frank has gained experienced in both Ginetta Juniors as well as in in the MSA Formula Championship in recent years and as well as being a regular points scorer in single-seaters, Frank is rapidly establishing himself as an accomplished Sports Endurance driver with a victory in Dubai to his credit.
When all you’ve known in race paddocks around the world since you were born, your father being a very successful competitor on both two wheels and four wheels and your mother’s family owning a British Superbike Championship-winning team as well as racing in the World Superbike Championship, it was inevitable that Frank Bird would end up competing himself.
Bypassing the two-wheeled world, Frank started competing at 14 years of age in the Ginetta Junior Championship whereby over the past five seasons, he has gained the necessary experience to progress to European Championship single-seaters in his bid to hopefully end up in Formula One.
Frank also excels at other sports including soccer and cricket and is always supported by his twin sister Jordan at events where he is competing. In 2019, Frank will also be having selected outings in the team’s Ford Focus WRC rally car too.
May 31-Jun 2
Aug 30-Sept 1
Circuit Nevers Magny
Circuit Paul Ricard, France-Cours, France
Autodromo di Monza, Italy
Autodromo di Monza, Italy
Silverstone, Great Britain
Circuit Paul Ricard, France
Red Bull Ring, Austria
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain
2019 Formula Renault Eurocup Calendar
Pre-season collective tests
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