Tag Archive: Renault Sport

Oct 14

Lotus not a big loss for Renault – Abiteboul

Red Bull boss Christian Horner, though, is not at all worried.

2014-06-05_0045 Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul insists engine customer Lotus’ impending switch to Mercedes for 2015 is no great loss for the French marque. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

Formula E electrifies Beijing! (updated)

Held in the streets of Beijing, the inaugural round was closely contested throughout.

Formula E electrifies Beijing Saturday, 13 September 2014 will go down in the history of motor racing as the day on which the first ever FIA Formula E championship race took place. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015

Alain Prost is confident Renault can bounce back in 2015.

Alain Prost - photo Getty Images As the new ‘power unit’ rules took effect this season, Mercedes has utterly dominated its turbo V6 rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Renault Sport further strengthens the World Series by Renault and the Formula Renault 3.5

In the genes of the brand since 1898, motor racing has been one of the fundamental elements of Renault’s strategy.

Renault Sport further strengthens the World Series by Renault and the Formula Renault 3.5The World Series by Renault has been one of the best examples: hosting between 400,000 – 500,000 spectators per year and benefiting from vast media exposure, the World Series by Renault is one of the most important motor racing events and remains loyal to its motto ”Fast, Free and Fun”.

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Jun 30

Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault

FIA Formula E championship

FIA Formula E championship Renault to be title sponsor of e.dams-Renault Renault, a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles and an active participant in motorsport ever since the brand was founded, was named last year as an official technical partner of the FIA Formula E Championship. With the competition’s inaugural race in Beijing, China, in September, 2014, looming fast, the French carmaker has announced that is to step up its involvement in the new series in the form of backing for e.dams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

The Renault Sport Trophy: a new and simply spectacular race car

Renault Sport Technologies’ latest creation, the Renault Sport Trophy show car, will shortly be unveiled.

Renault Sport Trophy Boasting a uniquely stunning design – the first indication of its exceptional performance – the car will be unveiled to the media and the public at the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS), which runs from 27 August to 7 September. An intense programme of development tests will now begin, with the car joining the World Series by Renault in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Margot Laffite becomes Renault Sport Ambassador

The long relationship between the Laffite family and Renault takes a new form in 2014.

Margot Laffite becomes Renault Sport AmbassadorThis year, Margot Laffite becomes a Renault Sport Ambassador making the most of her expertise and notoriety. In 1970, Jacques Laffite began his motor racing career competing in Formula France in a Renault powered Martini MK4 before going on to become one of the first French Formula Renault Champions in history.

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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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