Tag Archive: Rémi Taffin

May 22

Renault hurries engine upgrade for Monaco

Renault has confirmed it will attempt to make its much vaunted engine upgrade available for the Monaco Grand Prix, a race earlier than originally planned

The French manufacturer, which also supplies the Red Bull Racing team, has spent much of the 2016 season working on a ‘B-spec’ power unit to replace the current engine, which is regarded as only a minor modification over the upgrade it introduced in the closing stages of last season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – Taffin

Having Red Bull remain on board as a customer will strengthen its chances on its return to F1 as a constructor

Marko comments fair and Red Bull remains an asset – TaffinRenault’s Remi Taffin says the manufacturer is unmoved by Dr Helmut Marko’s comments urging the French firm to prioritise Red Bull in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

Renault: We genuinely thought we’d done a good job

Renault suffered a difficult campaign as supplier to the Red Bull and Toro Rosso squads

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (15) Renault’s Director of Operations Remi Taffin has admitted his team never expected the problems it suffered in 2015 and is determined to learn from its mistakes Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 27

Formula One teams Japanese Grand Prix race report

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150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Suzuka.

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Sep 20

Sixth engine penalty inevitable now for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel’s bad season continued to get worse even at the Singapore circuit he humbled at the height of his dominant powers.

2014-07-09 - 99008 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel As the German and Red Bull struggle to get to the bottom of the reigning quadruple world champion’s 2014 troubles, he has yet another different RB10 chassis at his disposal under the Asian city-state’s popular lights. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Jul 06

Grosjean on move as Lotus shifts gear

Romain Grosjean could be left out in the cold as Lotus looks to change gear for 2015.

IMG_3960 It is now an open secret that the Enstone based team intends to switch from Renault to Mercedes customer power at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 30

‘Illegal test’ saga now over – reports

A saga involving a controversial pre-season test is now over.

DSC_0251a Last month, an unnamed whistleblower circulated letters to the FIA and some rival teams about an allegedly illegal six-day test on Austrian automotive company AVL’s indoor ‘rolling road’ facility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

FIA to ‘look into’ disputed Renault test

Red Bull have denied conducting the test

2014-06-07_1561 The FIA is looking into what happened in Graz, Austria, between the final Bahrain test and the season opening Australian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 08

Renault to have ‘new power unit’ in 2015

The tension between the world champion team Red Bull and its engine supplier Renault remains high.

IMG_4664Before the Montreal weekend, the French marque’s Remi Taffin announced that, in Canada, the Renault V6 would finally reach “100 per cent” of its potential. Read the rest of this entry »
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May 13

Red Bull to assess 2014 chase in Austria – Marko

Red Bull will take stock of the 2014 season after its home race in Austria next month.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Dr Helmut Marko - Sebastian Vettel That is the claim of the energy drink company’s Dr Helmut Marko, despite team owner Dietrich Mateschitz insisting Red Bull will keep pushing for the title. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

Renault eyeing ‘100pc’ by Montreal

“Maybe in Montreal we will be close to 100 per cent” – Taffin

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (8) Renault is on the road to getting “100 per cent” from its new turbo V6 engine, according to operations chief Remi Taffin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 16

Ricciardo ‘surprised’ by Lotus’ Renault struggle

“I am surprised that they (Lotus) are still facing so many problems.”

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (6) Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he is “surprised” Lotus is still struggling so much with its Renault engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 03

Next revolution afoot as Montezemolo meets Ecclestone

On the table will be discussions about the controversial fuel flow meter

Luca di Montezemolo - Bernie Ecclestone Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo flew from Maranello to London this week to meet with F1’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 31

Dr Helmut Marko is continuing to pile pressure on Red Bull’s engine supplier Renault

Marko keeps pressure on ‘sick’ engine supplier

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (5) Although the total calamity of the winter season was overcome, the always-outspoken team director Marko insists Renault cannot even take the credit for that. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 26

Renault expecting ‘issues’ in Malaysia

“We had several issues across the cars in Melbourne”

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (2) Troubled engine supplier Renault is expecting to grapple with more “issues” in Malaysia this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Rivals begin chase to catch Mercedes

“Look at how quickly Renault has caught up”

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Nico Rosberg 06 Given Mercedes’ dominance in Australia, the German marque’s rivals have now begun their chase. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 15

Renault still ‘a month’ behind – Taffin

Renault is still “about a month” behind its rival F1 engine suppliers.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (10) That is the admission of the French marque’s Remi Taffin, despite the fact premier partner team Red Bull has taken a big step forwards in Melbourne after a disastrous winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

No engine freeze delay for troubled Renault

The engine development ‘freeze’ deadline will not be extended.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (18) Earlier, it emerged that crisis-struck Renault had managed to get onto the agenda for Friday’s F1 strategy group meeting a discussion about extending the end-February deadline for the homologation of its troubled V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 28

Red Bull looks to ‘survive’ Melbourne

“We have to somehow survive Melbourne”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (25) Crisis-struck Red Bull is hoping to merely “survive” the looming first race of the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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