Tag Archive: Renault

Aug 20

Sainz: Toro Rosso could be as high as third in 2017

“We keep talking about this P5 in Championship, but next year, everything we said, we could well be 8th or 3rd”
2016-06-10_2991-15-16-20-0001 Carlos Sainz says if Toro Rosso continues its ‘surprise’ chassis gains and Renault can produce strong power units he feels the team could reach as high as third in the F1 world constructors’ championship with the regulations revamp causing a shake-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Renault basing 2017 car from Lotus 2015 model

“It is a fact that we are not building the 2017 car based on the 2016 one, but on the 2015 car”
2015-10-24_39735 Renault’s team principal Frederic Vasseur has explained initial developments for its 2017 car have been based upon the Lotus-branded 2015 model rather than its current challenger which has been a knock-on effect from the late takeover of the Enstone-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Renault: 2017 drivers need to lead team

“A driver is not only about performance, but about being capable of leading a team”
2016-07-13-F1 Test-0105 Renault F1 team principal Frederic Vasseur has offered tentative support to current drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer as the manufacturer begins deliberations over its line-up for the 2017 F1 season.
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Aug 11

Renault to evaluate Ocon against Wehrlein

Ocon will make his much anticipated F1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix later this month
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has hinted Esteban Ocon’s promotion to a Manor race drive for the remainder of the 2016 Formula 1 season is an opportunity to evaluate him for a full-time seat with the French manufacturer in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Prost ‘surprised’ by Renault engine gains

Alain Prost says it is a “good surprise” to see how much of a step Renault has made this season with its engine

Alain Prost Renault has struggled to develop a competitive V6 turbo since the new formula was adopted two year ago, but has made strides this year, with Max Verstappen and Red Bull winning in Spain last month with the TAG Heuer badged unit, while Daniel Ricciardo could well have won in Monaco last weekend too, if not for a pit stop blunder. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Renault-Red Bull extension ‘straightforward’ – Horner

Red Bull has hinted it will continue with its policy of re-branding its engine having labelled it as TAG-Heuer this year
Christian Horner says the decision to extend Red Bull Racing’s engine partnership deal with Renault was a logical one to make, despite high-profile ructions in 2015 that very nearly brought its relationship to an abrupt end. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Red Bull Racing continues engine partnership

Scuderia Toro Rosso will also be supplied with the unit for 2017-2018

04 - Red Bull Racing Red Bull Racing is pleased to confirm it will continue its partnership with Renault Sport Racing for the supply of the power unit currently badged as TAG Heuer for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

May 15

Red Bull will challenge Mercedes with upgrade – Ricciardo

“It is the first track of the year we have put on all of the downforce we have on the car and it shown as our strengths are coming back”
Daniel Ricciardo feels Red Bull is on the cusp of challenging for race wins again once it brings its much vaunted engine upgrade online in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 19

Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade ‘mischief’

He was thrilled with the result and the pace relative to Ferrar
Horner ‘shocked’ by Red Bull pace, teases upgrade 'mischief'Christian Horner says Red Bull is already ‘snapping at the ankles’ of Ferrari in terms of pace as he admitted to being shocked by his team’s turn of form during the Chinese Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Magnussen eyes F1 titles with Renault

Quizzed on his goals for the year, Magnussen added that at this stage it is very much ‘wait and see’
Magnussen eyes F1 titles with RenaultKevin Magnussen says the important thing for him this year is to ensure he does enough to be retained by Renault and to ensure he is still around when Renault is back winning and challenging for championships.
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Mar 24

Renault powers first step to F1 in Asia

The innovative and cost-effective format of F4SEA has created local and global interest

Renault powers first step to F1 in Asia The first step to F1 in Asia, the FIA-certified Formula 4 South East Asia Championship (F4SEA) will be powered by a Renault Sport Racing F4R engine.

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Mar 13

Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike early

“We need to maximise the first half of the season”
Sainz concedes Toro Rosso must strike earlyCarlos Sainz admits Toro Rosso must make the most of its opportunities in the early rounds of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship as it faces a season of limited development opportunities.

Toro Rosso come into the season with an overhauled package after dropping its Renault power unit in 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 12

Renault ‘has the chequebook but needs time to catch Mercedes’

Bell returns to the Renault fold as it embarks on a full return to the sport in 2016
2016-02-03 - Renault (3)Renault’s Bob Bell insists Renault has the chequebook to tackle Mercedes but doesn’t have the time under the current regulations to recover ground on the German manufacturer.

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Feb 09

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challenge

“I wouldn’t like to make predictions” – Newey

Red Bull priming itself for Toro Rosso challengeRed Bull admits it is wary about its chances this season as it prepares for a more distant relationship with returning constructor Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Feb 07

Renault: We have to build up team again

Frederic Vasseur says the priority for Renault this season will be to “build up a strong team”

Renault: We have to build up team againIf you have a look in the past, from the cycle of Red Bull and Ferrari, they took five years to be champion. I think it is a normal cycle. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Mercedes refusing to discount Honda or Renault

The manufacturer has dominated F1 since the change to regulation of V6 Hybrid power units

2016-01-14-15-54-49_0261 Mercedes’ Andy Cowell says Honda and Renault are very capable of making ‘big, big gains’ to bring them into line with Mercedes and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Magnussen, Palmer sympathise with axed Maldonado

Esteban Ocon will be the team’s third driver
2016-02-03 - Renault (6)Though it opened the door for his F1 return, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen admits he does feel sympathy for the axed Pastor Maldonado.

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