Tag Archive: Renault

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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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 »

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