Formula Renault NEC will continue despite ownership disagreement
The future of the Formula Renault Northern European Cup is not in jeopardy, despite a conflict arising over the ownership of the championship.
The Formula Renault NEC has been owned and organised by Mick de Haas’s Mdh AG company since it was formed in 2005 by a merger of the German and Dutch Formula Renault championships.
However, it is understood that Renault Sport Germany wants to have a controlling role in the way the championship is run. There will be a meeting in Germany this week to sort out the ownership agreement, but both parties insist the championship will go ahead this year.
Formula Renault NEC is expected to have a grid into the mid-20s and entry fees from many top teams have already been taken.
De Haas said: “The timing of these talks is totally wrong, as our initial entry deadline was the end of January and we now find ourselves in this situation. But regardless of the outcome the championship will happen this year and beyond – I am 85 per cent certain of that. The circuits and dates are booked and the calendar is in place so we will race.”
Filippo Zanier, International sporting coordinator at Renault Sport Technologies said: “We share Mick de Haas’s view that the championship will go ahead. Everything is in place.”