NOVEMBER 21, 2001
Diniz launches Formula Renault in Brazil
PEDRO DINIZ has not had much to do in recent months as a result of his falling-out with Alain Prost but it seems that the Brazilian multimillionaire has been working on the launch of a Brazilian Formula Renault Championship. The new series will use the same cars and engines that are raced in Europe and there are to be 10 rounds in 2002 although no calendar has yet been announced.
In recent years the major formula in Brazil has been Formula Chevrolet, a local version of Formula Vauxhall/Opel but with Formula Renault becoming increasingly important in Europe, Diniz had decided to take the idea home to see if Brazil some more champions for the years ahead