Use of Formula Renault in Monoposto
The club has received a number of enquiries recently regarding the Formula Renault family of single seaters and what specification is allowed to be used in Monoposto races.
Formula Renault has been around for many years and they are now on to the 4th generation of cars. We welcome into Mono the first Gen (FR1700) in Mono 1600, second Gen (FR 2000 8V) in Mono Classic and early third Gen (FR2000 16V) cars in Mono 2000. The FR1700 and FR 2000 8V are to be run in the specification as used in the last year of the relevant UK championship, with the only changes being to the ride height to suit the MSA requirements for 40mm. We are however a good deal more flexible on things such as parts supply. We don’t insist that all parts come from RenaultSport, and of course any tyres can be used.
The situation with the carbon chassis FR2000 16V is a little more complex.The car has run with a number of changes over its 10 year life; our regulations aim to give the most cost effective way of putting a FR2000 16V car on to the grid. Hopefully all the pertinent points are explained below
To try to address some of the balance between the FR cars and commonly used Toyota and VX engines in Mono 2000 we have decided to allow the 37mm dia restrictor as used in the last iteration of the car. This is a red coloured RSport part with a part number RS01. The intention is to allow cars in to our Mono classes with the minimum of outlay and engineering expertise required, we feel that sticking to the FR rules as a package for each of the generations of cars is the best way of achieving this goal. With this in mind, we would not allow any further modifications to the specification of the cars other than the MSA mandated ride height and free tyre choice.
Russ Giles Jan 2011
The always immaculate Richard Evans "Gen 1" FR1700.
Mark Smith's Gen2 FR
Gen 3 is represented by the Antel / Tony Bishop car
Pics: Andrew Cliffe, Derek Edwinstowe