This weekend's third round of the World Series by Renault (for Formula Renault 3.5 cars) at Monza will not feature pit stops in either race, and the championship's previously mandatory Light Aero Configuration for Saturday races will not be compulsory either.
The decision is down to a slightly compressed schedule, as the series is supporting the World Touring Car Championship rather than running as the headline event on the World Series by Renault package.
"Given the timing schedule, we will not be applying the Light Aerodynamic Configuration rule for this race," said Benoit Dupont, technical circuit manager for Renault Sport Technologies. "The teams will, therefore, within the limit of the regulations, be free to choose the aerodynamic load on their car. Some will prefer to have as little downforce as possible, while others will opt for a heavier aerodynamic load for better cornering through the Curva di Lesmo and the Parabolica.
"Neither option is necessarily better than the other. One thing for sure is that it is a very tricky circuit to drive and it is where we will see the highest speeds of the season."