A provisional 2016 calendar for has been revealed for the renamed Formula 3.5 V8 series.
The former Formula Renault 3.5 Series will continue next year under the management of promoter RPM Racing following the withdrawal of Renault’s support.
The nine-round schedule will feature six Formula 1 venues, as pledged by RPM chief Jamie Alguersuari Sr last month.
Five of these – Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Spielberg, Monza and Barcelona – will come about through a tie-up with the promoter of the Euroformula Open and International GT Open championships, as will the continuation of a season finale at Jerez.
The Hungaroring features as a support slot for the World Touring Car Championship.
The season will start at Aragon, alongside 2015 companions Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and the Renault Sport Trophy, while a French round is maintained with the Blancpain Endurance Series event at Paul Ricard.
Compared to the 2015 calendar, Paul Ricard, Monza and Barcelona all make a comeback, with Monaco, the Nurburgring and Le Mans missing out.
April 16-17: Aragon, Spain (with Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0)
April 23-24: Hungaroring, Hungary* (with World Touring Car Championship)
May 21-22: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium (with International GT Open)
June 25-26: Paul Ricard, France* (with Blancpain Endurance Series)
July 23-24: Silverstone, United Kingdom (with International GT Open)
September 10-11: Spielberg, Austria* (with International GT Open)
October 1-2: Monza, Italy (with International GT Open)
October 29-30: Barcelona, Spain (with International GT Open)
November 5-6: Jerez, Spain (with Euroformula Open)
*to be confirmed