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World Series by Renault news - New FR3.5 car makes public debut
F1 Renault car top, new FR3.5 car bottom
The new car will be closer to an F1 car in speed and will blow the doors off of the new IndyCar
And you wonder why this series graduates so many good drivers to F1?
Technical Data: New Formula Renault 3.5

Type: carbon monocoque T12
Supplier: Dallara Automobili
Bodywork: carbon

Type: V8 ZRS03 – 3396 cc
Supplier: Zytek Motorsport
Max power: 530 bhp at 9250 rpm
Max torque: 445 N.m at 7250 rpm
Max engine speed: 9500 rpm
Electronics: Cosworth Electronics
Electric power management: XAP Electronique

Type: rear-wheel drive
Gearbox: Ricardo six-speed sequential gearbox with Shiftec pneumatic control
Gearshift: semi-automatic, steering wheel-mounted
Differential: self-locking limited slip
Clutch: 140 mm carbon triple disc

Front: push-rod, single lightweight two-way damper
Rear: push-rod, twin lightweight two-way dampers
Damper supplier: ZF Sachs Race Engineering
Aluminum uprights, machined from solid

270 x 28 mm ventilated carbon brake discs from Carbon Industries
Brembo 6-piston calipers

One-piece magnesium rims: 12 x 13 front and 13.7 x 13 rear (OZ Racing)
Michelin Tires: 26 x 64 x 13 front and 32 x 66 x 13 rear

Length / width / height: 5020 / 1922 / 1055 mm
Wheelbase: 3125 mm
Front / rear track: 1662 / 1529 mm
Fuel tank: 110 liters
Curb weight: 610 kg

New races in 2012

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series has announced that its 2012 calendar will include visits to Russia, understood to be on the Sochi circuit at the south of the country, and Brazil.

Teams will receive help from the organizing committee with logistics and accommodation. The complete list of countries that the series will travel to next season is Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Hungary, Monaco, Russia and Brazil.

Six meetings will form part of the World Series by Renault schedule next year, while the series will be a support category at three other events, including the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Full details of the calendar will be unveiled on 9 October at the World Series by Renault prize giving ceremony, by which time the F1 calendar will have been published. The sporting format is set to remain unchanged.

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