Tag Archive: Renault

Sep 02

Renault declares Red Bull new ‘works team’

For the first time, Renault has declared Red Bull as its official ‘works team’.

2014-07-08 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Recently, amid a Red Bull-pressured restructuring of the struggling French supplier, Cyril Abiteboul returned from Caterham to head Renault’s preparations for a stronger 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015

Alain Prost is confident Renault can bounce back in 2015.

Alain Prost - photo Getty Images As the new ‘power unit’ rules took effect this season, Mercedes has utterly dominated its turbo V6 rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Mattiacci ‘confirms’ 2015 lineup yet again

Marco Mattiacci has repeated his claim that Ferrari is keeping its driver lineup for 2015.

Marco Mattiacci  - photo Getty Images At Spa, the British broadcaster Sky made waves when it quoted the Maranello team’s chief as admitting both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will still be wearing red next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Kovalainen to test DTM car

Heikki Kovalainen looks set to rebuild his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM.

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 According to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, the German marque BMW has announced that the Finn will test a 2014-spec M4 during this week’s Lausitzring test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Red Bull taking over Renault’s F1 electric development

Red Bull is getting deeply involved with the improvement of engine partner Renault’s F1 project.

2014-07-19 - 99025 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Deeply frustrated with the French marque’s start to the new V6 turbo era, Red Bull forced a restructuring at Renault, involving the return of boss Cyril Abiteboul. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Vettel close to taking sixth-engine grid penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s season could be set to go from bad to worse.

2014-07-04 - 99014 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The reigning world champion smiled meekly at Spa-Francorchamps when he responded to boss Christian Horner’s recent claim that the German is ‘tired’ in 2014 after consecutive title campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Red Bull puts future in hands of teenage hopes

Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull.

DSC_0251a The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Axed Marmorini hits back at Ferrari

Luca Marmorini has lashed out at Ferrari after being ousted as the fabled team’s engine boss.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini Also well-known for his position at Toyota, the Italian’s F1 career dates back more than two decades to Maranello. But he was ousted by new team boss Marco Mattiacci a few weeks ago, amid the general feeling that he was to blame for Ferrari’s underpowered turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Lotus, Williams swapped F1 fortunes in 2014

Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 01 In his third consecutive campaign with Williams last year, the Grove team hit rock-bottom and Maldonado decided to take his PDVSA sponsorship to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Renault, Ferrari simply out-spent by Mercedes – Jalinier

“We are 320 people at Viry, but together with the chassis and the engine there were up to 1,250 at Mercedes.”

2014-07-19_0913 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany Recently departed Renault F1 boss Jean-Michel Jalinier says the struggling French marque was out-spent as the sport entered its new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Rivals will copy Mercedes engine – Szafnauer

“Is it more of an engine formula this year?”

2014-07-20_0918 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Force India chief Otmar Szafnauer is “sure” Mercedes’ field-leading V6 engine concept will be copied by rivals Renault, Ferrari and Honda in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Sauber to ‘stay together’ with troubled Ferrari

Sauber has vowed to “stay together” with its troubled engine supplier Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0417 The Swiss team, already struggling financially, has not scored a single point so far in 2014 and therefore is in danger of being left outside the lucrative top ten positions in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Marmorini moves to Renault after Ferrari exit

Mere days after officially leaving Ferrari, Luca Marmorini looks set to take another high-profile job in formula one.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini The 53-year-old’s departure was interpreted as the latest rolling head at Ferrari amid the fabled Italian team’s poor start to the new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 30

F1 looking ahead to summer ‘shutdown’

Tired faces left the Hungaroring paddock last Sunday looking forward to a break.

150x80-flagworldf1 Not only is there now a rare month-long gap between the races in Hungary and Belgium, the teams have agreed to close their factories and even turn off email servers for a two-week period. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Red Bull barracking for Lotus’ Renault exit

Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season.

2014-07-06 - 99356 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The Enstone team is having a dismal season of performance and reliability with Renault power, but the likely move to Mercedes is more complex than that. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Honda targeting wins for McLaren return

Honda is targeting nothing other than victory as it prepares to return to formula one in 2015.

2014-01-16_0495Every other engine supplier in F1 – Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault – subsidises the huge costs of producing a highly-sophisticated turbo V6 ‘power unit’ by also selling it to customers for millions of euros. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Massa bemoans spare parts struggle in Hungary

In Hungary, for instance, he is using a pre-Monaco grand prix floor.

2014-07-04 - Williams Martini Racing - England - Felipe Massa 01 Felipe Massa insists he was beaten in Hungary only because his car was not up to par with his on-form Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Briatore to inject more ‘show’ into F1 – reports

Bernie Ecclestone sees friend Flavio Briatore as the key to rescuing formula one’s flagging ‘show’.

Flavio Briatore - Enzo Coloni That is the claim of publications including the Spanish sports daily AS, in the wake of a meeting of team bosses in the Hungaroring paddock on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

‘Silly season’ strikes F1 throughout 2014 grid

The rumour went full circle in the space of a couple of days

2014-07-20 - 99005 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo The unofficial ‘silly season’ has officially hit F1, as talk of a move to Mercedes for world champion Sebastian Vettel buzzes the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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