Tag Archive: Renault

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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Feb 03

Renault launches comprehensive motorsport programme (+photos)

Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals Renault’s complete motorsport plan

2016-02-03 - Renault (3)Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn today revealed Renault’s complete motorsport plans at an event held at the Renault Technocentre in Guyancourt, France.

Feb 02

Maldonado confirms F1 exit

Renault has dropped Maldonado from its team to replace him with ex-McLaren driver Magnussen

2015-06-06_0420 Pastor Maldonado has confirmed he will not be racing in the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, with Kevin Magnussen expected to take his place at Renault. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Magnussen closes on Maldonado Renault seat

Kevin Magnussen is closing on a return to Formula 1 in place of Pastor Maldonado at Renault
Magnussen closes on Maldonado Renault seatKevin Magnussen is set to be revealed as a Renault F1 driver in the coming days as it looks increasingly likely that Pastor Maldonado has been dropped from the team over a sponsorship dispute. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Raikkonen, Ricciardo and Vandoorne kick off Ricard test

Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Ricciardo and Stoffel Vandoorne are on testing duties for Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren at Paul Ricard

2015-06-07_1637 Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren are firing up for the first time in 2016 as they kick off a two-day wet weather tyre test for Pirelli at Paul Ricard. 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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Jan 21

Four Renault crews for the 2016 rallye Monte-Carlo historique

Return of the 1981 Monte-winning Renault 5 Turbo

Return of the 1981 Monte-winning Renault 5 Turbo This year, Renault Classic has entered four crews in a variety of Renault 5 rally cars. The 2016 event starts on January 29.

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Jan 20

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreed

All new agreements will still need to be ratified by the World Motorsport Council.

V6 turbo hybrids set to stay as engine cost cuts agreedF1 teams and the FIA agree to engine cost cutting measures in return for the V6 Hybrid power units to stay in play until 2020, it is understood. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Dakar: Stage 11, Peugeot confirm the withdrawal of Carlos Sainz

There are now 3 Peugeot DKR 2008 cars still in the race

Rally Dakar 2016 Carlos Sainz Unfortunately, it is all over for Carlos Sainz on the Dakar 2016. Leader yesterday morning at the start of the 10th stage, the Peugeot driver experienced a very complicated day which ended with the breakage of an adaptor plate linking the engine to the gear-box. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 13

Renault will be a partner of the 2015/2016 FIA Formula E Championship’s Paris ePrix

The all-electric single-seater racing cars will compete around the French city’s famous Hôtel des Invalides monument on April 23.

Renault will be a partner of the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship’s Paris ePrix 1 Renault is a pioneer in the world of electric vehicles and, during the meeting, its Z.E. range will be displayed in the race’s ‘e-village’ which will be open to the general public and guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 12

Manufacturers seek to entice Todt with cheaper engines

Such a move would likely irk Bernie Ecclestone

F1 - La Grille - photo Getty Images Manufacturers are set to reduce the price of its engines for customer teams as a way of avoiding the introduction of a ‘customer engine’, according to reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Verstappen ‘expecting a second per lap’ from Ferrari engine

Though he will be using a year-old Ferrari engine, Max Verstappen expects the power unit to drive big gains for Toro Rosso in 2016

2015-06-06_1902 Max Verstappen says he is anticipating ‘a big step’ for the Toro Rosso team in 2016 on the back of its switch to Ferrari power, anticipating a gain of a second per lap as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 07

“Ferrari engine switch has compromised STR prep” – James Key

Toro Rosso took the opportunity to accept an offer from Ferrari to run a supply of year-old engines for 2016

2015-10-24_39742 Toro Rosso’s James Key admits that the late decision to switch to Ferrari power has ‘compromised’ the team’s preparations for the 2016 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 02

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red Bull

“They are a very strong team”

Rosberg: You always have to reckon with Red BullNico Rosberg: Up to one and a half years ago, Red Bull were absolutely dominant, simply unbeatable. They could always make a comeback. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 25

‘Humble expectations’ for Renault on F1 return

The target for next year, it is not just about scoring points in the championship

Renault - photo © J-F. Galeron Renault Sport warns against overstating expectations on its return to F1 as a constructor in 2016, but maintains it is committed to succeeding in time. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 19

Buemi sets stunning early pace

Renault star tops the times once again

Renault star tops the times once againSebastien Buemi left the others trailing in his wake with a stunning fastest lap in the opening practice session for the Julius Baer Punta del Este ePrix. Read the rest of this entry »

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