Jean-Francois Caubet is stepping down as engine supplier Renault’s F1 boss.
Five races after the worrying events of Valencia, the looks of concern are back on the faces at Red Bull and Renault.
At Valencia, Sebastian Vettel’s sure victory ground to a halt with an alternator problem. Similar problems were arising at other Renault-powered teams, including Lotus and Williams, and so the French supplier reverted to an older alternator specification.
Series launched at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai
The true test of man and machine is in his pursuit of excellence. The MRF Challenge 2012 will put a spring in the step of young racing drivers across the globe. On 24th August 2012, the residents of Chennai witnessed the birth of a motorsport series like no other. India finally has its chance to shine in the International motorsport arena.
“We’re very honoured and proud to have been chosen by Renault Sport” – Jean-Paul Driot
Good news for DAMS a week after it sent in its entry as its name appears on the list of the 13 teams published by Renault Sport, which have been accepted for the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The squad from Ruaudin will be back with two cars to take on top-quality rivals in this closely-contested championship.
The Formula Renault 3.5 Series Championship is going from strength to strength
So the DAMS team has decided it is an area worth looking at. On Sunday, the 2011 season finished on the Mont Melo circuit beside Barcelona, and today Renault Sport has published the list of pre-selected candidates for the 2012 season.
Red Bull is now the works Renault team.
That is the claim of Red Bull principal Christian Horner, after the team’s new engine supply deal with Renault Sport F1 was announced at Monza. It was announced not only that Renault engines will continue to power the Red Bull cars through 2017, but that the parties will collaborate “to develop innovative technical solutions” for the new V6 engine of 2014.
Rumours about the health of the team currently known as Renault refused to disappear at Silverstone.
Boss Eric Boullier recently dismissed the rumours, hinting that they were triggered mischievously at Monaco by his predecessor Flavio Briatore. But six weeks later, there was once again similar talk in the paddock of the British grand prix, not long after Williams was announced as engine supplier Renault Sport’s newest partner team for 2012 and beyond.
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