Tag Archive: Jean-François Caubet

Nov 23

Caterham F1 Team confirms Charles Pic as race driver on multi-year contract

Charles Pic has today been announced as one of Caterham F1 Team’s race drivers for the 2013 season and beyond.

2012-11-04 - Marussia F1 Team - Abu Dhabi - Charles Pic (2)2012-06-09_0214The talented French driver joins the Anglo / Malaysian team on a multi-year contract after impressing in his first season in the Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Cyril Abiteboul promoted to Team Principal of Caterham F1 Team

Racer van der Garde tipped for Caterham

2012-11-08 - Team Caterham - Cyril AbiteboulTeam Caterham logo.jpgCaterham F1 Team has today confirmed that Cyril Abiteboul has been promoted to the role of Team Principal with immediate effect. He will combine that role with his current responsibilities as CEO, a post he took up in September 2012.

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Nov 07

Fernandes stepping down as Caterham boss

Tony Fernandes has confirmed reports he is stepping down as boss of his formula one team Caterham.

Tony Fernandes 2011-12-1310 - Team CaterhamThat might be news for team driver Heikki Kovalainen, who earlier played down the rumours when asked by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3. “Tony told me recently that he is 100 per cent committed to the team,” he was quoted as saying. 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 21

Cyril Abiteboul joins Caterham F1 Team as CEO

“I am delighted that Cyril has accepted our offer to join us as CEO of Caterham F1 Team” – Riad Asmat

Cyril Abiteboul joins Caterham F1 Team as CEO10 - Team CaterhamCaterham F1 Team has today confirmed that Cyril Abiteboul will join the team as CEO, responsible for all the team’s on and off-track operations and reporting to Caterham Group CEO Riad Asmat and Chairman Tony Fernandes. Until January 2013 Cyril, currently Deputy Managing Director of Renault Sport F1, will split his duties between Caterham F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 to finalise ongoing projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Rivals suggest Cosworth set to quit F1

Cosworth could be set to exit formula one.

Cosworth logo2011-10-14 - HRT F1 Team - Korea - Cosworth 01Currently, with F1’s existing V8 formula facing its final season in 2013, there are four engine suppliers on the grid — Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Cosworth, the British independent.

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Jun 04

F1 could power Le Mans in 2014 – report

Formula one power could be on the Le Mans grid in the near future.

24 Heures du MansFlagworld - F1According to technology magazine Racecar Engineering, the sports car organising body Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) will in 2014 allow Le Mans prototypes to be fitted with F1 engines and gearboxes.

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Mar 13

Renault already putting ’70pc’ into 2014 engine

F1 engine supplier Renault is now devoting 70 per cent of its efforts into the sport’s new 6-cylinder turbo formula for 2014.

Renault Sport F1 logoJean-Francois-CaubetThis year’s championship and the next are the last in which the cars will be powered by the current generation of normally-aspirated V8s. “We are now working 70 per cent on the new engine,” Red Bull supplier Renault Sport F1’s Jean-Francois Caubet told Germany’s Auto Bild.

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Feb 20

Red Bull has ‘clever’ exhaust solution – Caubet

Red Bull has devised a “clever” way of reclaiming some of the downforce lost through the banning of blown diffusers.

2012-02-07 - Red Bull - RB8 Mark Webber (7)2012-02-07 - Red Bull - Adrian Newey (2)That is the claim of Jean Francois Caubet, who is in charge of the team’s engine supplier Renault. Red Bull, the reigning back to back world champions, and Renault Sport F1 have worked more closely than ever before ahead of their 2012 title defence. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 09

Caubet says Renault helps Red Bull run light

Renault is a secret to Red Bull’s recent success in formula one, the French carmaker claims.

01 - Red Bull RacingRenault logoThe common perception, however, is that the energy drink-owned team has dominated the sport in recent years despite Mercedes-Benz actually supplying a more powerful 2.4 litre V8 engine to Red Bull’s rivals.

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Feb 07

2012 F1 season gets underway for Renault in Jerez

Renault prepares for the launch of the 2012 season as first pre-season test gets underway at Jerez

Renault logoRenault Sport F1’s preparations for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship stepped up as the first of the three pre-season tests got underway today at the Jerez Circuit, Spain. Each of Renault’s four partners, Red Bull Racing, Williams F1 Team, Caterham F1 Team and Lotus F1 Team, put their new 2012 challengers through their paces for the first time following individual media launches.

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Feb 07

Renault still Lotus team sponsor – Caubet

Lotus – the former Renault team – will continue to receive the French carmaker’s backing in 2012.

2012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Launch 0002012-02-05 - Lotus F1 Team - Launch 07The Renault chassis name has now departed the grid, but Renault remains one of F1’s few engine suppliers. While the French marque’s focus is the championship-winning Red Bull team, the word ‘Renault’ remains prominent on Lotus’ new black and gold E20 car livery.

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Dec 20

Renault to fire up first V6 engine in 2012

Renault’s V6 engine, designed for the new 2014 regulations, will be fired up for the first time next year.

2011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 01Renault logo2012 is two full seasons before the current generation of 2.4 litre V8s are dispensed with, but the French carmaker’s F1 manager Jean-Francois Caubet insists the early fire-up is crucial.

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Sep 25

Team Lotus, Renault Sport F1 and Red Bull Technology announcement

Team Lotus stays with Red Bull and Renault for 2013

2011-07-24 - Team Lotus - GermanyRenault logoTeam Lotus and Renault Sport F1 have confirmed that their existing engine deal is to be extended for a further year to the end of 2013 and the end of the V8 engine formula, with the aim to continue working together when the new engine regulations come into force. Renault Sport F1 and Red Bull Technology will also provide the Anglo-Malaysian squad with KERS systems for the first time for the duration of the agreement.

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Sep 24

Carmakers want ‘open market’ for F1 engine supply

F1’s major engine manufacturers want the FIA to drop regulations that guarantee customers for their rivals.

2011-07-24 - HRT F1 Team - Germany - Teams 012011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 01Currently, there are four engine makers on the grid — Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault and Cosworth. The latter independent supplier, however, is reportedly fighting for customers for 2012 and beyond, with Williams switching to Renault and rumours HRT could follow Team Lotus in also ending its association with Cosworth.

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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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Sep 09

Red Bull Racing and Renault announce new agreement

Red Bull Racing and Renault Sport F1 are pleased to confirm the extension of their successful partnership for a further five years.

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The new fuel efficient 1.6L V6-turbo power unit to be introduced from 2014 will be incorporated in the framework of an enhanced collaboration. Building upon the existing world-championship winning partnership, Renault Sport F1 will continue to supply V8 engines and KERS Motor Generator Units to Red Bull Racing for 2012 and 2013, with the new agreement repositioning the relationship between Red Bull Racing and Renault to a premium technical co-operation.

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Jul 13

Renault denies team set for Cosworth switch

French engine supplier Renault has scotched rumours it might split with the formula one team that bears its name.

05 - Renault F1 Team2011-07-05 - AT&T Williams - Renault Engines 01It has been rumoured that Enstone based Lotus Renault GP is behind on its customer engine payments to Renault Sport F1 and might therefore switch to Cosworth power for 2012.

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Jul 08

No early track debut for Williams-Renault reunion

Williams will not be getting an early taste of its 2012 power plant.

2011-07-04 - AT&T Williams -Renault Sport F1 (2)2011-07-04 - AT&T Williams -Renault Sport F1 (1)The British team, currently Cosworth powered, will reunite the famous title-winning Williams-Renault alliance next year. But Renault Sport F1 chief Jean-Francois Caubet played down speculation the new combination will get a head-start on the test track.

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Jun 16

Renault issues warning over 2013 engine rules dithering

“We want to know what to do rather than delay or defer”

2011-06-11_11492011-06-11_1168Engine supplier Renault has confirmed its serious concerns about the dithering over formula one’s engine regulations for 2013. FIA president Jean Todt wants to push ahead with the ‘greener’ four-cylinder turbo route, but has admitted the rules might be delayed due to concerns expressed by Cosworth, Ferrari and Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Todt firm on 2013 rules after Barcelona meeting

“As I said before, we will not change (the 2013 rules)” – Todt

2011-05-07 - Marussia Virgin Racing - Turkey Jean TodtFlagworld - FIAF1 is racing ahead with its four-cylinder turbo engine formula, despite speculation the sport was pushing to have the scheduled 2013 regulations repealed. FIA president Jean Todt, and his engine deputy Gilles Simon, met with the engine manufacturers in Barcelona on Saturday, amid rumours at least three of the sport’s four suppliers now wanted to stick with the current V8 technology beyond 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Renault eyes Williams as fourth F1 engine customer

Renault is looking for a fourth customer team in formula one and Williams has emerged as the frontrunner.

2011-05-07 - Lotus Renault GP - Turkey - Nick Heidfeld 022011-05-07 - Lotus Renault GP - Turkey - 01Rumours in Turkey last weekend said the troubled British independent Williams is considering switching from Cosworth. Renault Sport F1, now only an engine supplier in formula one, currently supplies the two Lotus teams as well as Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Renault engine burns fuel to help F1 customers

“Simply put, the more fuel burned, the more exhaust is produced and potentially more downforce”

2011-03-26 - Lotus Renault GP - Australia - Vitaly Petrov 042011-03-26 - Lotus Renault GP - Australia - Vitaly Petrov 06Renault’s 2011 engine is helping customer teams to speed into dominance in the crucial area of aerodynamics, the French marque has claimed. Supplying identical V8 power plants to the Red Bull, Renault and Lotus teams, Renault Sport F1 revealed in a statement that its engines burned “10 per cent more fuel than normal” in Melbourne two weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 30

Three carmakers linked with post-2013 F1 forays

“Volkswagen, Honda and Hyundai”

2011-01-13_05832011-01-13_0623Three car makers have been named as potential candidates to enter formula one after the engine rules change in 2013. Jean-Francois Caubet, managing director of F1 engine supplier Renault Sport F1, said “Volkswagen, Honda and Hyundai” could launch forays when the turbocharged four-cylinder power plants replace the current 2.4 litre V8s. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Japanese carmakers looking at F1 for 2013 – Caubet

“The dossier of the FIA speaks for itself”

Flagworld - FIA06 - Renault F1 TeamRenault sees the new engine formula for 2013 as a great opportunity, managing director Jean Francois Caubet has confirmed. The French carmaker has withdrawn as a team owner of the Enstone based team that bears its name, but remains committed to supplying engines for at least the next three years. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

Renault halves F1 budget with Genii deal

Tung’s manager quiet amid Renault seat reports

The sale of a “large stake” of Renault’s formula one team will halve the French carmaker’s annual spend on the sport. The team’s managing director Jean-Francois Caubet is quoted by French language reports as saying: “Between the net cost for Renault in 2009 and 2010, it (the cost) has been halved.” Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Renault will race in F1 in 2010 – Caubet

Renault board meets to discuss F1 commitment

2009-01-19 - DShooting down speculation to the contrary, Renault’s F1 managing director Jean-Francois Caubet insists a working budget for 2010 has been approved and the team will race in formula one next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Renault not expecting to replace ING

Renault is not expecting to simply replace the departed title sponsor ING

Prior to the Dutch bank’s termination of its contract over the crash-gate scandal, ING was already planning to leave formula one after the 2009 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Boss says Renault will ‘miss’ Alonso

The only thing now missing from Fernando Alonso’s move to Ferrari for the 2010 season is a press release.

As the speculation steadily becomes fact, Renault’s new managing director Jean-Francois Caubet on Sunday all but confirmed that the 27-year-old Spaniard is now set to depart the French team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Prost not part of new ‘temporary’ Renault structure

Contrary to speculation and his offer to “help” Renault

Quadruple world champion Alain Prost was on Wednesday not named the French team’s new formula one boss. Read the rest of this entry »

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