2010 BRITISH F3 NATIONAL CLASS CHAMPION

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Formula Renault UK

Regarded as one of the premier junior one-make single-seater championships in the world, Formula Renault UK is a hugely important rung on the ladder for aspiring young racers who aim to graduate to Formula 3, World Series by Renault and GP2.

Over the years, the cars have undergone several facelifts. From its beginnings as a multi-chassis formula in 1989 the biggest change came in 2000 when the championship was altered to a one-make category with each car built by Italian constructor Tatuus.

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That particular chassis was updated on two further occasions, in 2004 and again in 2007, but for the 2010 season a brand new car constructed by a Barazi-Epsilon/Caparo partnership is being introduced into national Formula Renault championships worldwide.

Year-on-year, Formula Renault UK produces genuine future stars from its ranks with the two highest profile undoubtedly being 2007 FIA Formula One World Champion Kimi Raikkoen (Formula Renault UK title winner in 2000) and reigning F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton MBE (2003 Formula Renault UK Champion).

Running as part of the UK’s biggest motor racing package as support to the British Touring Car Championship, Formula Renault UK is regularly watched by around 30,000 spectators at each venue with tens of thousands more tuning in to live raceday action on ITV4. Extensive race highlights are also screened as part of the Motorsport UK show, also on ITV.

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