Tag Archive: R29

Sep 16

Ferrari hails Perez after test in 2009 car

Perez admitted his objective is to race for Ferrari one day.

Ferrari Driver Academy2011-03-12 - Sauber F1 Team- Barcelona - Sergio Perez 04Ferrari had high praise for Sergio Perez after the Mexican on Thursday tested one of the Italian team’s single seaters for the first time. A race rookie with Sauber in 2011, 21-year-old Perez is also a leading member of Ferrari’s driver ‘academy’ and tipped as a possible future replacement for Felipe Massa.

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Jan 18

Fairuz Fauzy joins Lotus Renault GP for 2011‏

Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce Fairuz Fauzy as a reserve driver for the 2011 season.

2010-05-30 - Lotus F1 Racing - Fayruz Fauzy 01Lotus Renault GP logoThe 28-year-old Malaysian joins the team with a wealth of motor sport experience, including significant Formula 1 mileage gained during practice sessions in 2010. He has also raced regularly in the GP2 Series, A1GP, and the World Series by Renault, where he finished as championship runner-up in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Renault F1 Team wows the crowds in the streets of Seoul

Donuts and burnouts were the highlight of the day

2010-09-13 - Renault F1 Team - Vitaly Petrov 01The residents of Seoul enjoyed a taste of F1 action today as the Renault F1 Team took to the streets of the South Korean capital to stage a spectacular series of demonstrations. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

Renault’s Boullier denies Red Bull/Mercedes reports

The rumours have also been played down by Mercedes

Renault’s formula one team has rubbished rumours suggesting the pacesetting Red Bull Racing is set to switch engine suppliers for 2011. The rumour has already been denied by Force India, who were apparently to the be the recipient of the Renault power plant next year while Red Bull moved to Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Kubica to wow Polish fans with Renault F1 Team

“I’m really looking forward to going home and seeing all the Polish fans.” -Kubica

2010-05-30 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 02Poland will become the latest stop for the Renault F1 Roadshow when national hero Robert Kubica visits Poznan circuit for a special exhibition of his F1 car on 17 July 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Sauber needs sponsors to boost 2010 car – de la Rosa

Renault, Kubica ‘biggest surprise’ of 2010 – de la Rosa

2010-04-03 - BMW Sauber F1 Team - Pedro de la Rosa 07Sauber needs some more sponsors to ensure the C29 car can be properly developed, Pedro de la Rosa insists. Four races into the 2010 season and still with a mainly blank white livery, the formerly BMW-owned team is struggling with poor reliability and lagging pace. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Grosjean eyes return to F1 in 2011

“I was at the wrong place at the wrong moment”

Romain Grosjean insists he does not want to close the chapter on his brief formula one career. The almost 24-year-old Swiss-Frenchman took over from the sacked Nelson Piquet last year, driving the R29 at the final seven rounds as the ‘crashgate’ scandal struck and Renault lost chiefs, sponsors and the support of its carmaker parent. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14

The Renault F1 Team Roadshow gears up for 2010

The Renault F1 Roadshow is back for 2010!

2010-03-27 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 02If you’re an F1 fan who enjoys seeing the world’s fastest cars up close and personal, experiencing the thrill of an F1 car being put through its paces and getting the opportunity to come within touching distance of the machine and its drivers, then here’s some good news for you: the Renault F1 Roadshow is back for 2010! Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Petrov says Campos, Sauber were 2010 options

Grosjean lost seat due to mid-season mistake – Petrov

2010-01-31 - Renault R30 - Vitaly Petrov 02Vitaly Petrov has revealed that he could have signed with the Campos or BMW-Sauber teams for 2010. The Russian rookie, who finished last year’s GP2 championship in second place, will made his grand prix debut this season for Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

New Ferrari better than 2009 Renault – Alonso

“There was obviously more downforce!” -Alonso

2010-01-28 - Ferrari F10 - 02Fernando Alonso has updated his cautious appraisal of Ferrari’s new car by admitting it feels better than his 2009 mount. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Young driver test kicks off at Jerez

On a clear and crisp morning at Jerez, F1’s ‘young driver’ formula one test kicked off.

With only rookies with less than three official F1 events under their belts eligible to drive, nine out of the ten teams that contested the 2009 world championship fielded single cars on the opening morning of the three-day session. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Alonso ends Renault career with ‘worst car’

“We have at the moment one of the worst cars on the grid unfortunately”

2009-04-04 - Renault - Nelson Piquet JrFernando Alonso has prepared to draw a line under his seven-year career at Renault by describing the R29 as the “worst car” in formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Renault livery unchanged in Brazil

Contrary to pre-event rumours

Renault will race with an unchanged livery in Brazil this weekend. It had been speculated that, in the wake of ING’s departure as title sponsor, the team might launch a new image for the final two races of 2009 by dropping the orange from the livery of its R29 car. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Rumour – Renault set to race new car livery?

Renault could be set to race a dramatically altered livery at the last two grands prix of the 2009 season.

renault 30 ansWith title sponsor ING departing in the wake of the crash-gate scandal, the French squad is currently using only a slightly altered version of its original yellow, orange, white and red livery for the R29. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

Sponsor stays at Renault after crash-gate

Rumour – Grosjean out, di Grassi in for Brazil GP

Romain Grosjean 02One of Renault’s existing on-car sponsors has announced it will not be following ING and Mutua Madrilena by pulling out of the French team with immediate effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Alonso eyes podiums with improved Renault

“Now we have worked hard to modify the car and are in the right direction.”

2009-01-19 - DA major step forward thanks to an aerodynamic overhaul means the R29 is a potential podium contender for the eight remaining races of 2009, according to Fernando Alonso and his boss Flavio Briatore.

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Apr 17

ING Renault: Far East adventure continues

After two races

The ING Renault F1 Team heads to Shanghai for round three of the world championship this weekend: the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

Alonso positive despite R29 concerns

“The cars in Jerez are not going to be the ones in Australia” -Alonso

Fernando Alonso 855Fernando Alonso has dismissed suggestions he is surely set for a season near the back of the grid.

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Feb 12

Renault calls off next week’s R29 testing

Renault has called off its scheduled test for next week at Barcelona.

2009-01-19 - DThe German specialist magazine Auto Motor und Sport said the change of plans is in response to the troubled track debut of the French team’s 2009 car, the R29. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Renault takes new R29 to British airfield

R29 clearly the slowest of the four new formula one cars

2009-01-19 - Devoilement de la Renault R29 1892Amid reports of early problems with Renault’s 2009 car, the French team last week moved from the Portimao test to a British airfield. Read the rest of this entry »

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