Formula Renault 3.5's three-way title thriller

Formula Renault 3.5's three-way title thriller

Mikhail Aleshin, Daniel Ricciardo and Esteban Guerrieri square for a climactic Formula Renault 3.5 title-scrap at Barcelona - the prize a Renault F1 test. Peter Mills assesses what it means to them, and explains why the pressure is on this weekend

The closest Formula Renault 3.5 Series title fight in years will be played out at Barcelona this weekend. Three drivers head to the Circuit de Catalunya with a shot at lifting the crown, and with it a prized end-of-season test in Renault's Formula 1 car.

Russia's Mikhail Aleshin has led the championship points table since the second meeting of the season, at Spa, in May, and holds a three-point advantage over Tech 1 Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo. The last of the trio is in-form ISR driver Esteban Guerrieri. The Argentinean is just 13 points adrift, but take into account that there are 30 points available over a weekend, it's not hard to see why the series is in for a thrilling climax.

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