The Renault World Series took to a brand new race track in the Moscow region this weekend. It was designed by architect Hermann Tilke and could hold F1 races in the future.
The Moscow raceway is the first track in Russia that can host all kinds of motorsport events including Formula One. But it was the Renault’s that first got to try out the brand new course sitting some 100 kilometres north-west of Moscow.
Lots of F1 drivers including Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso honed their skills in the series.It's become more familiar to the country thanks to Russian team, RFR, which boasts two home-grown racers – 2010 champion Mikhail Aleshin and Anton Nebylitskiy behind the wheel. It's a new team and results are relatively modest so far but the racers are optimistic about the future.
However, it was Daniil Kvyat from the lower series Renault 2.0, who gave fans at the Moscow Raceway the most to cheer about. The Red Bull Junior Team driver had been top of the rankings throughout the season but dropped to second before the Russian stage. But he drove a solid race to win on home turf on the opening day, and dominated on the second, capturing he lead right from the start and took the chequered flag ahead of his rival Stoffel Vandoorne.
The 18-year-old racer's back-to-back wins have moved him to the top of the Formula Renault 2.0 standings again.
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