The 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 season review

The 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 season review

Carlin's Robert Wickens and Jean-Eric Vergne fought a mighty battle for the Formula Renault 3.5 crown. Peter Mills explains how the Canadian came out on top

From a manic Motorland season opener to Barcelona's wild finale, there had been a sense throughout this year's Formula Renault 3.5 Series that those carrying influence in the Formula 1 driver market were taking notice of the category's leading contenders.

Champion Robert Wickens will be reunited with his season-long rival Jean-Eric Vergne in Abu Dhabi's F1 Friday practice session. And then again at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test the following week. This year's world championship-winning car will be at Vergne's disposal for that, while Wickens will receive his prize run in contemporary Renault machinery for winning this year's FR3.5 Series.

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