The is the start of one of the programmes that Eel Pie Films made for ESPN and ESPN America, following this most important component in the motorsport calendar. Eel Pie Films produced 17 x 90 minute shows featuring every race in the Renault Formula 3.5 championship, the principal feeder championship into Formula 1. Over the years there have been many famous graduates from this championship to the top rung of motorsport including Fernando Alonso, Heikki Kovalainen, Robert Kubica, Sebastian Vettel, Jaime Alguersuari and more recently Charles Pic, Jean-Eric Vergne, Daniel Ricciardo, Guido van der Garde and Jules Bianchi.
Eel Pie Films also made 5 programmes following the Eurocup Renault Formula 2.0 litre championship, commonly regarded as the best entry level into single seater racing. On top of the many Formula 3.5 drivers who started in the Renault 2.0 litre cars and went on to Formula 1, we mustn’t forget that Lewis Hamilton and the young Flying Finn Valtteri Bottas also raced in these cars after karting.