Tag Archive: Renault Sport

Feb 25

Engine pecking order to ‘dominate’ 2014

Clearly, the Mercedes-powered teams are leading the pack

2014-01-16_0707 Just as Renault’s problems mounted, the troubled F1 engine supplier’s track boss Remi Taffin was rushed to hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Red Bull and Renault have denied rumours the reigning world champions could split

Red Bull, Renault deny F1 split rumours

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (21) Together, after Sebastian Vettel won the last nine grands prix of 2013, Red Bull and Renault are now embroiled in a technical crisis after the new V6 ‘power unit’ struggled to merely run in the rear of Adrian Newey’s RB10. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Ferrari looks to have come up with another of the big innovations of the 2014 season

Ferrari engine stops spark to save fuel – report

2014-01-31 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso (2) It emerged last week that the new F14-T features an unique cooling system that allows the red single seater to have very small sidepods, notwithstanding the high demands of the all-new ‘power unit’ rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Tavares exit could impact Renault in F1 – reports

Carlos Tavares is stepping down to pursue “personal projects”

Carlos Tavares 2011-10-31A management reshuffle at Renault could impact the French carmaker’s formula one programme, according to media reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Renault’s Caubet retires

Jean-Francois Caubet is stepping down as engine supplier Renault’s F1 boss.

Renault Sport F1 logoAccording to French-language reports in Eurosport and the F1 website F1i, Caubet is retiring, to be replaced by Renault Sport’s president Jean-Michel Jalinier. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Mateschitz wants Renault to dump alternator supplier

Red Bull wants Renault to dump its alternator supplier. 

Magneti-Marelli01 - Red Bull RacingThe reigning champions have been dogged by a recurring reliability problem in 2012, which cost Sebastian Vettel victory at Valencia and crucial points at Monza.

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Sep 18

Worried Red Bull hope for Singapore sling

“Basically, we are where we belong in the world championship”  – Vettel

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99031 - Sebastian Vettel2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99015 - Sebastian VettelA worried Red Bull is travelling to Singapore this week, hoping a spate of alternator problems do not return under the Asian city-state’s floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Confusion remains after Vettel’s alternator problems return

Five races after the worrying events of Valencia, the looks of concern are back on the faces at Red Bull and Renault.

2012-07-20 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990022012-07-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99004At 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.

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Sep 07

Launch of The MRF Challenge 2012

Series launched at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai

MRF Challenge 2012 (2)MRF Challenge 2012 (1)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.

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Aug 28

Ferrari fires up V6 on test bench

Ferrari has confirmed reports it already has a V6 engine up and running.

2012-06-21 - Ferrari - Felipe Massa 00072012-06-24 - Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 0009We reported a fortnight ago that F1′s likely three engine manufacturers for 2014 – Ferrari, Renault and Mercedes – are hard at work on their new turbo designs for the radical new regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Buemi, Sauber, Mercedes, and Vettel ‘crisis’

Race-day update

Shanghai circuitSebastien Buemi has allowed himself only a modest dig at Toro Rosso’s new drivers, after Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo slumped to 16th and 17th places in qualifying for the Chinese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Cosworth could be left with just a single formula one customer next year, if the latest rumblings from the rumour mill turn out to be true.

Caterham link hints at Renault switch for HRT

2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Cosworth 01 2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 02It was reported at the end of last month that HRT, the struggling Spanish team, is set to begin working with a Cologne company co-owned by Tony Fernandes and Mike Gascoyne.

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Oct 18

DAMS will race in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series

“We’re very honoured and proud to have been chosen by Renault Sport” – Jean-Paul Driot

dams logoWorld Series by Renault logoGood 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.

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Oct 11

A DAMS-EPIC partnership for the end-of-season tests

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series Championship is going from strength to strength

dams logoWorld Series Formula Renault 3.5 - Chris van der Drift 4So 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Red Bull now Renault’s works team – Horner

Red Bull is now the works Renault team.

2011-06-11_11182011-01-31 - Lotus Renault GP  - R31 Launch 0008That 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.

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Jul 11

Renault team could lose Renault power in 2012 – report

Rumours about the health of the team currently known as Renault refused to disappear at Silverstone.

2011-07-09 - Lotus Renault GP - Britain - Nick Heidfeld 012011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 01Boss 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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Apr 19

Two Renault RS27 engines on podium after thrilling Chinese Grand Prix

At the Shanghai International Circuit.

Renault logo2011-04-19 - Red Bull Racing - China - Mark Webber - Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel passed the line in second position while Mark Webber had a storming drive from 18th on the grid to third at the chequered flag, just seven seconds from race winner Lewis Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Red Bull Racing renews with Renault

Renault strengthens its F1™ involvement for 2011

Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce it has agreed a two-year extension to its current partnership with French engine manufacturer Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

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