World Series Formula V8 3.5

  • Alfonso Celis Jr.
    Alfonso Celis Jr.
    Car #7
Alfonso Celis Jr.
Car #7

    Country: Mexico
    Date of birth: 18/09/96
    Place of residence: Mexico City

    Recent career history:
    2016: Test Driver for Sahara Force India F1 Team. 11th in Formula V8 3.5 Championship with 1 podium. 
    2015: 12th in GP3 Championship with 1 podium, 16th in V8 3.5 Championship.
    2014: GP3 Championship
    2013: 3rd in Panam Gp Series – Winter Series
    2012: Won the 24 hours of Mexico
    2011: 1st in Campeonato Turismos de Velocidad 1800cc

    • Diego Menchaca
      Diego Menchaca
      Car #8
    Diego Menchaca
    Car #8

      Country: Mexico
      Date of birth: 20/10/1994
      Place of residence: Mexico City

      Recent career history:
      2016: After a great first year in F3 championship EuroFórmula, Mexican driver of Ecuderia Telmex / VL / Betroom Sportsbook / TMA / GMI, Diego Menchaca, was ratified for the second consecutive year in the European series with Campos Racing Team.
      2015: In his debut season in F3 EuroFórmula Diego Menchaca finished with 11 podiums, two wins, eight seconds and three third places in results shared among the general category and rookie championship, closing the year with an overall eighth place with 94 points, very close to the Rookie of the Year nomination.
      2014: Participates in British Formula 4 Championship.
      2013: Diego races his second season of the Brtish Renault Formula with the objective of finishing among the five best.
      2012:In his first season in the British Renault Formula Diego finishes one position from the top 10.
      2011: Raced the Latam Series and won third place and the title for Rookie of the year by which he was considered for the FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy.

      2006/2010: Karting


      Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Robert Kubica and many more of the Formula One elite competed in the esteemed Formula Renault 3.5 Series on their journey to Formula One. 2016 see’s RPM take the reins to bring you Formula V8 3.5, racing across Europe at prestigious race circuits including Spa– Francorchamps and Monza. The series continues to raise its profile on the international motorsport scene and it remains a key point of entry to Formula One. Fortec have taken the top step of the podium in the 3.5 championship with Robin Frijns and Oliver Rowland.

      Event Calendar

      15th - 16th AprilSilverstoneUK
      5th - 6th MaySpa-FrancorchampsBelgium
      13th - 14th MayMonzaItaly
      27th - 28th MayJerezSpain
      24th - 25th JuneMotorlandSpain
      15th - 16th JulyNurburgringGermany
      2nd - 3rd SeptemberMexico CityMexico
      15th - 16th SeptemberAustin, TexasUSA
      17th - 18th NovemberBahrainBahrain

      Driver Standings

      1Pietro FittipaldiLotus223
      2Matevos IsaakyanSMP Racing by AVF213
      3Egor OrudzhevSMP Racing by AVF198
      4Alfonso Celis Jr.Fortec Motorsports192
      5Roy NissanyRP Motorsport174
      6Rene BinderLotus174
      7Yu KanamaruRP Motorsport95
      8Konstantin TereschenkoTeo Martin Motorsport88
      9Diego MenchacaFortec Motorsports84
      10Alex PalouTeo Martin Motorsport42

      Team Standings

      1SMP Racing by AVF411
      3Fortec Motorsports283
      4RP Motorsports259
      5Teo Martin Motorsports198
      6II Barone Rampante33

      Series Info

      Season ten has just finished and the 2015 World Series by Renault already begins ! During the awards ceremony, Renault Sport Technologies revealed next year’s calendar. With six circuits used by F1 and the highly anticipated return to Le Mans and Silverstone, the World Series by Renault 2015 will assure more than ever its role as the formative formula towards F1.

      Adored by the drivers and teams, Silverstone will host a meeting of the World Series by Renault for the 10th anniversary of the event. This legendary circuit will welcome the return to Great Britain and will be much appreciated by the fans and should make it a rounding success, as has been the case at the preceding venues !

      There will also be a venue change for the French round. After four terrific editions at Circuit Paul Ricard, Renault Sport Technologies will make its return to the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit at the end of September. After hosting the Fast, Free & Fun event on four occasions, the world-renowned motor racing city will draw huge crowds as was the case in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

      The other rounds of the World Series by Renault will be held at Motorland Aragón, Spa-Francorchamps, the Hungaroring, the Nürburgring as well as Circuito de Jerez. The Formula Renault 3.5 Series will also be the curtain raiser for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix as well as at the Red Bull Ring.

      “For ten years, the World Series by Renault has offered a marvelous show both on and off the track, witnessed by more than five million spectators “, explains Renault Sport Technologies Competition Director, Jean-Pascal Dauce. “To celebrate these ten years, we wanted to offer a calendar composed of circuits used by Formula 1 and important rounds for Renault. Balance is respected and the tracks run on will better prepare the drivers for the elite ! We have also worked to respond to the wishes of the event’s community that wanted to see Le Mans and Silverstone reinstated.”

      Tech Specs


      Type Carbon-fibre monocoque

      Bodywork: Carbon-fibre

      Aerodynamic features: Front and rear wings, diffuser



      Type VQ35 – V8 – 32V – 3,498 cc

      Bore & stroke 95,5 x 81,4 mm

      Max. power 480 bhp at 8,500 rpm

      Max. torque 441 Nm at 7,000 rpm



      Gearbox: 6-speed sequential gearbox with interchangeable ratios + reverse gear

      Gearshift: Semi-automatic steering wheel mounted

      Differential: Limited slip, auto-locking differential

      Clutch: Carbon, 140 mm three-disc clutch Axles, suspension and wheels

      Front suspension: Push-rod, single vertically-mounted adjustable four-tube shock absorber

      Rear suspension: Push-rod, double adjustable four-tube shock absorber

      Brakes: 6 Mono block callipers with 270×28 mm carbon ventilated discs



      Rims: Centrally-mounted one-piece aluminium, 11.75 x 13 (front) and 13.75 x 13 (rear)

      Tyres: Michelin FR3.5 (dry) or FR3.5R (wet) tyres, 26-64×13 (front) and 32-66×13 (rear)

      Dimensions, weight and capacities

      Wheel base 3,125 mm

      Front and rear track 1,630 mm and 1,529 mm

      Fuel tank 110 litres Kerb weight 628 kg (unladen) / 703 kg (with driver on board)