Tag Archive: Renault

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 »

Jul 26

Even Renault looking forward to summer shutdown

Even F1′s engine suppliers will take a ‘summer break’ in August.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (6) Eleven races into the season, and after the hectic back-to-back dash from Germany to Hungary, there are a lot of tired faces in the paddock this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lotus reveals ‘intention’ to keep Grosjean

Romain Grosjean could still be looking at a Lotus future beyond 2014.

2014-06-07_0186 At Hockenheim, the Enstone based team confirmed that Pastor Maldonado, backed by the powerful Venezuelan sponsor PDVSA, is staying put next year.
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Jul 22

Red Bull-Renault partnership now in better health

The relationship between Red Bull and Renault appears to be in better health.

IMG_6292 Mere weeks ago, as the French supplier struggled with its new turbo V6 ‘power unit’, talk of a split in the four-time title winning partnership was rife. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Vettel admits new fuel gave no boost in Germany

Renault’s works partner Total would deliver a 12 horse power boost

2014-06-07_0952 New fuel did not give Red Bull the boost it was hoping for in Germany, world champion Sebastian Vettel has admitted. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Maldonado stays, Grosjean admits future ‘open’

As Lotus firms up its plans for 2015, Romain Grosjean’s future is looking clouded.

IMG_3927 It was already known that, when Pastor Maldonado and his lucrative backer PDVSA switched from Williams to Lotus for the 2014 season, it was the beginning of more than a single-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Roberto continues on his Merhi way

Sauber F1 Team reserve driver, Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) posted the quickest time in the morning session.

Roberto continues on his Merhi wayWinner two weeks ago in Moscow Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) was quickest in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective tests. In the return of the World Series by Renault premier class at the Nürburgring, the Spaniard, who was victorious on this same circuit in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 in 2008, set the fastest lap on Friday stopping the clock in 1:42.179 to lead the Red Bull Junior Team drivers, Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) and Carlos Sainz (DAMS).

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Jul 11

Honda to work with Mercedes-linked company for F1 turbo

Honda will make its return to F1 next year with the help of a Mercedes-linked company, it has emerged.

2014-01-16_0495 For the start of F1′s new V6 era this year, engine manufacturers Renault and Ferrari turned to the help of external suppliers for the design of the actual turbocharger unit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Maldonado eyes major power boost for Germany

Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to a major power boost at Hockenheim next weekend.

2014-06-05_0541 The 2012 Spanish grand prix winner, who chose to race the number ’13′ this year and beyond, has had a dire campaign since switching from Williams to Lotus over the winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Sainz jr confirms Caterham talks

“Yes, it is true that there have been talks with them (Caterham)” – Sainz jr

Carlo Sainz Jr Carlos Sainz jr has admitted talks about making his grand prix debut for Caterham this year have taken place in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 09

Mercedes advantages set to end

If the latest developments are any indication, Mercedes’ dominance might not last for too long.

2014-06-08_1218 Last year, we reported that a secret under the skin of the silver car is ‘Fric’ — standing for ‘front and rear interconnected’. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Renault partnership on ‘new basis’ for 2015 – Marko

With Mercedes heading for 2014 spoils, Red Bull is setting its next targets in formula one.

2014-06-07_0127 “In 2015,” Dr Helmut Marko is quoted by Speed Week, “we want to be on par with Mercedes.” Adrian Newey may be stepping into the background, but the reigning world champions do not see chassis design as the problem.  Rather, the fingers of blame have been squarely pointed at Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

‘Hurdles’ in way of Lotus’ Mercedes move

Lotus’ switch to Mercedes power for 2015 may be hitting a snag.

IMG_2508As recently as Sunday, the end of the struggling Enstone based team’s Renault deal seemed a mere formality. “I can’t confirm it yet,” Mercedes’ Toto Wolff smiled to British television Sky at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Changes afoot as Caterham’s new era begins

Changes are afoot at Caterham, mere days after the team’s takeover by mysterious investors.

2014-06-07_0874 “We’re not even a week into this new chapter in the team’s life,” said new boss Christijan Albers, “but we’ve already seen just how hard everyone at the track and at the factory is prepared to work to push us forwards.” Read the rest of this entry »

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