How the post-Renault 3.5 series is shaping up

How the post-Renault 3.5 series is shaping up

When Renault ended its support of its 3.5 Formula, there were fears about the category's future. But as PETER MILLS explains, the rebadged FV8 3.5 series has retained an appeal to drivers

The announcement of five additional driver signings to the rebranded Formula V8 3.5 series last week has gone a long way to tackling fears over how the series will manage without the support of a major Formula 1-affiliated manufacturer following Renault's withdrawal.

Reigning champion team Fortec Motorsports completed its line-up by confirming Formula 3 graduate Pietro Fittipaldi - filling a seat that was coveted by several drivers. After negotiations with Fittipaldi's Mexican manager Fernando Plata were successfully concluded, a blockage in the driver market was removed.

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