Tag Archive: Renault F1

Jun 01

Horner expects Red Bull to struggle in Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria

“I don’t want to talk about engines anymore, just about TAG Heuers.”

Horner expects Red Bull to struggle in Canada, Azerbaijan, AustriaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner expects the next three races in Canada, Azerbaijan and Austria to be difficult for the team given its current power weakness. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 07

24 Hours of Le Mans: Nelson Piquet Jr with Rebellion Racing

Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet Jr will be on the grid of the world’s greatest endurance race next June

Nelson Piquet Jr.For the Formula E champion 2014-15 and former Renault F1 driver, this is a return to endurance racing. Piquet last raced at Le Mans ten years ago, finishing fourth in GT1 with David Brabham and Antonio Garcia in Team Modena’s Aston Martin DBR9. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 28

Engine continuity eased Red Bull design process

The fall-out between RBR and Renault was very public

Engine continuity eased Red Bull design processRetaining Renault F1 power may not have been what Red Bull wanted for 2016, but the team believes it can be more successful this season with an evolution of recent designs. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 21

New Renault F1 car passes FIA crash test

New Renault F1 car passes FIA crash test
New Renault F1 car passes FIA crash testRenault’s return to Formula 1 continues to gather pace as its new car passes its mandatory crash test.

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May 13

Alain Prost back in his Renault F1 Turbo from 1983

Last weekend, Alain Prost completed a series of parade laps in the Renault Classic

Renault 1983 Turbo - Alain Prost The ninth Grand Prix Historique de Monaco saw Renault ambassador Alain Prost get behind the wheel of the Renault F1 Turbo (RE40) he raced in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1983 when he claimed four victories and second place in the end-of-year Drivers’ standings. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 03

Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Reserve Driver Giedo van der Garde will be taking part in the City Racing Rotterdam event on 26th August in Holland.

Caterham F1 Team & Giedo van der Garde confirmed for City Racing Rotterdam on 26th August

GP2 - Giedo van der Garde (Caterham Racing)2012-06-08_0350Both the Caterham F1 Team race drivers have taken part in previous City Racing events, with Heikki Kovalainen driving a Renault F1 car in 2008 and Vitaly Petrov also in a Renault F1 car in 2010 in the Netherlands’ largest Formula 1 event.

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Dec 08

Team Lotus confirms John Iley appointment

He joined the team as Performance Director

2011-10-29 - Team Lotus - India - 022011-08-28 - Team Lotus - Belgium - 01Team Lotus has today confirmed that John Iley, one of the leading aerodynamicists in global motorsport, has joined the team as Performance Director, heading up all aerodynamics, CFD and related activity for the team and reforming the successful partnership he previously enjoyed with Mike Gascoyne at Jordan and Renault F1.

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Nov 15

Jan Charouz completes HRT F1 Team’s lineup in the Abu Dhabi tests

“It will be a great opportunity and I thank HRT for giving me the chance to test with them tomorrow”

Jan Charouz  portrait 11 - HRT F1 TeamCzech driver Jan Charouz will participate in the young driver test which is taking place from today Tuesday until Thursday the 17th of November at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Charouz will be behind the wheel of the F111 tomorrow and will step aside, that same day, for Nathanael Berthon once the Czech driver will complete the programme established for him by the team.

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Mar 14

Prost Jr set for Renault F1 test

Alain Prost’s son is set to test with the formula one team Renault.

A1GP - Nicolas Prost 012011-01-31 - Lotus Renault GP  - R31 Launch 000829-year-old Nicolas Prost, whose famous father won four world championships and has run a team, told La Provence newspaper that he is set to drive the Lotus-sponsored car in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

Boullier ‘working hard’ on Grosjean’s F1 return

How Boullier shook off ‘ghost’ of Briatore

2010-01-18 - Renault - Eric Boullier 02Romain GrosjeanRenault team boss Eric Boullier has admitted he is working hard to bring Romain Grosjean back to formula one. French broadcaster TF1’s commentator Christophe Malbranque announced last week that 24-year-old Grosjean is set to be the team’s third driver in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

Bahar thinks Lotus dispute to be solved soon

“I don’t think it will be a matter solved by English courts”

Toyota - Lotus - Dany Bahar - Akio ToyodaLotus LogoDany Bahar is still sure the Lotus branding debacle in formula one will not see the inside of the London High Court. After his outfit’s official Lotus Racing license was revoked, Tony Fernandes bought the ‘Team Lotus’ name just as Group Lotus was launching plans to enter F1 in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 10

Renault risks new disrepute charge over Lotus deal – Hunt (updated)

Renault team boss Eric Boullier also hailed the deal.
Boullier staying Renault team boss – Bahar

Renault F1 Team2010-12-08 - Renault-LotusGroup Lotus’ move into formula one risks damaging the historic brand and bringing the sport into disrepute. That is the charge of David Hunt, the brother of 1976 world champion James Hunt who held the rights to the ‘Team Lotus’ name for years until recently selling it to Tony Fernandes’ outfit. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 10

2011 Team Lotus car headed for January launch

Team Lotus’ new car is heading for a launch in January, chief executive Riad Asmat has revealed.

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - Heikki Kovalainen 012010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - 04Amid the naming and livery dispute with new F1 competitor Group Lotus, Asmat insists the confusion is not affecting the progress of the T127 car’s successor. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 09

Team Lotus to consider keeping green livery in 2011

Fernandes accused Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar of “hijacking” Team Lotus’ livery plans

09 - Lotus F1 Racing2010-12-08 - Renault-LotusTeam Lotus looks likely to ditch its plans for a black and gold livery in 2011 following confirmation of Group Lotus’ collaboration with the separate Renault outfit. Weeks ago, as the Lotus name dispute was developing amid rumours Group Lotus was eyeing a separate F1 foray, Tony Fernandes’ team announced it would abandon its green and yellow livery of 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 08

‘Team Lotus’ resolute after Group Lotus announcement

“Dany Bahar has done us a favour” – Fernandes

09 - Lotus F1 Racing2010-06-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - 02‘Team Lotus’ on Wednesday indicated it is in no mood to give in despite Group Lotus entering formula one for 2011. F1 is now facing the bizarre situation of one team – Tony Fernandes’ Team Lotus – being known as Lotus-Renault, while the Renault F1 team is officially Lotus Renault GP. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 03

Proton confirms talks for partial Renault F1 takeover

Proton intends to push ahead with a partial takeover of the Enstone based formula one team Renault.

Previously, it was believed the Malaysian carmaker was only in talks over a potential title sponsorship, with Renault F1 to be renamed after the Proton-owned British sports car maker Group Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 19

Report – Lotus to be ‘Proton 1Malaysia’ in 2011?

‘Proton 1Malaysia’ has been touted as a possible new name for Tony Fernandes’ formula one team in 2011.

2010-11-13 - Lotus F1 Racing - 06ProtonCurrently, the team currently known as Lotus Racing is locked in a dispute with Group Lotus, who intend to separately enter F1 next year in collaboration with Enstone based Renault. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 18

Piquet Jr., Fittipaldi to pair in Granja Viana 500 Mile

Massa out, Barrichello’s team once again hot favorite in the endurance karting race

Christian FittipaldiNelson Piquet Jr.Former Renault F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and ex-Indycar star Christian Fittipaldi will join forces in this year’s edition of the traditional Granja Viana 500 Mile karting race. The duo decided to challenge Rubens Barrichello’s hot favorite team on November 27th at Granja Viana International Karting track after regular Fittipaldi team mate Mario Haberfeld have announced that will miss the event due to personal commitments. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 09

Gascoyne questions Group Lotus’ F1 strategy

“If they want to advertise their road cars, why spend so much money on it?”

2010-11-06 - Lotus F1 Racing - Jarno Trulli 72010-08-01 - Lotus F1 Racing - Mike Gascoyne 01Mike Gascoyne has questioned Group Lotus’ apparent intention to enter formula one next year in collaboration with the Renault team. Gascoyne is the technical boss at the team currently known as Lotus Racing, but the official naming license has been revoked by Group Lotus for 2011 and beyond. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 08

CEO Ghosn admits changes in Renault F1 involvement

Amid rumours Renault F1 could become Lotus-Renault in 2011

Carlos Ghosn2010-11-06 - Renault F1 Team - Robert Kubica 02Carlos Ghosn has admitted there are moves afoot to change the nature of French carmaker Renault’s association with the F1 team that currently bears its name. The marque’s president attended Sunday’s Brazilian grand prix amid rumours Renault is set to further distance itself from F1 as Group Lotus looks to get involved with the Enstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »


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