The World Series Formula V8 3.5 is to have its final race this weekend, as the series announced it would not continue into 2018.

The single-seater series has supported the World Endurance Championship this year but races attracted just a handful of entrants with only ten due to race this weekend.

A statement read:

“Neither World Series Formula V8 3.5 nor any other top single-seater series in the world have reached the ideal number of participating drivers in 2017.

“The continuous and alarming drop in the number of driver entries in the main European single-seater series has forced Formula V8 3.5 to withdraw from the 2018 season racing calendar.”

The series has been a shadow of its former self since Renault pulled its backing in 2015. At that time, the Renault World Series rivaled to GP2 (now FIA Formula 2) and was the final stepping stone to Sebastian Vettel, Robert Kubica and Daniel Ricciardo making it into F1.

It means the final ever World Series Formula V8 3.5 race will take place tomorrow in Bahrain.