Tag Archive: Renault

May 25

Renault celebrates 40 year Formula 1 anniversary

Renault icons take to the track in Monaco

Renault celebrates 40 year Formula 1 anniversaryRenault is proud to start the 40th anniversary celebrations of its Formula 1 debut over the course of this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Horner would be ‘highly surprised’ if Mercedes helps Honda

“And Renault and Mercedes? I think the problem element would be Red Bull.”

Horner would be 'highly surprised' if Mercedes helps HondaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner would be “highly surprised” if Mercedes helped Honda get up to speed with its power unit for future seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 19

Formula e Renault eDams R.S. 16 in action in Paris alongside the ZOE e-Sport Concept

Paris ePrix

Formula e Renault eDams R.S. 16 in action in Paris alongside the ZOE e-Sport ConceptDrivers Sebastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost, respectively leader and 3rd in the world Formula e Championship, will be eager to shine in the colors of Renault in the French capital. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

Hamilton defeats Vettel to win Spanish GP thriller

A race of flashpoints up and down the order

20170326-099Lewis Hamilton has clinched his second victory of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after coming out top of an absorbing battle with Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Raikkonen quickest in FP3 as Bottas loses track time

The only driver to hit trouble in FP3 was Vettel

Raikkonen quickest in FP3 as Bottas loses track timeFerrari bounced back from a disappointing Friday in Barcelona by topping the final Formula 1 practice session ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix through Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1

McLaren had another session to forget as Fernando Alonso suffered an oil leak

Hamilton quickest as Mercedes goes a second clear in Spain FP1Lewis Hamilton headed up a one-two finish for Mercedes in the opening Formula 1 practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix as the updated W08 car made an impressive start to the race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 26

Renault to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its involvement in Formula 1 at Classic Days 2017

The programme at the French circuit includes track runs by the RS01 and the RE40

Renault to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its involvement in Formula 1 at Classic Days 2017 1As part of its celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of its involvement in Formula 1, Renault will be presenting a retrospective of its prestigious past in grand prix racing with a display of 11 F1 cars at Classic Days 2017 (Magny-Cours, France). Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

Auto Shanghai 2017: Renault explores future of Formula 1 with new concept; launches Espace; adds engine, tech to Kadjar in China

The R.S. 2027 Vision

 R.S. 2027 Vision Renault_90030_global_enR.S. 2027 Vision embodies Renault’s vision of Formula 1 in 2027: Greater focus on the drivers, more spectacular, more electric, safer racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 16

Williams appoints Dirk de Beer as Head of Aerodynamics

Dirk arrives at Williams with a wealth of experience

05 - Williams Martini Racing Williams Martini Racing is pleased to announce that Dirk de Beer has been appointed as the team’s new Head of Aerodynamics, and will join the company on 1 March 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 12

Hulkenberg “not fussed” about being team leader at Renault

“To be honest that’s not so important”
Hulkenberg "not fussed" about being team leader at RenaultNico Hulkenberg says he is “not fussed” about being known as team leader at Renault this season and that it’s “not so important”.
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Feb 09

Renault Sport Racing sets up home at Le Castellet in partnership with Winfield

Renault Sport Racing’s base will be situated at the heart of the Circuit de Paul Ricard

Renault Sport Racing sets up home at Le Castellet in partnership with WinfieldRenault Sport Racing this year returns to the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet – the venue which will host the 2018 Formula 1 French Grand Prix – in a partnership with Winfield Racing School to offer driving programmes to motorsport enthusiasts and professional drivers alike. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 08

Chicherit and Prodrive to enter World RX with new Renault Megane 

The Renault Megane RX Supercar will be unveiled at this year’s World RX of France in Loheac (1-3 September).

Chicherit and Prodrive to enter World RX with new Renault Megane Frenchman Guerlain Chicherit and British-based company Prodrive will develop an all-new rallycross car – the new Renault Megane RX – for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.

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Jan 13

Vasseur won’t be replaced at Renault – Abiteboul

Renault’s F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed the team will not be hiring a new team principal after the departure of Fred Vasseur
Vasseur won’t be replaced at Renault – AbiteboulAfter just one year with the French manufacturer Vasseur has left the team by mutual consent after the two parties failed to agree on direction and ideas for its future in F1. Read the rest of this entry »
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Jan 09

Hulkenberg not expecting ‘top ten straight away’ with Renault

“I think next year is still a build-up year. You have to be realistic and this year they come from a pretty difficult year.”
Hulkenberg not expecting ‘top ten straight away’ with RenaultNico Hulkenberg admits he will approach his first season as a Renault Sport F1 driver with modest initial expectations since he expects the team to still be playing catch up following its late decision to return to the sport last year.
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Dec 28

Renault to go ‘very aggressive’ with F1 2017 engine

Renault has decided to go “very aggressive” with its 2017 F1 power unit, managing director, Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed.

Renault to go 'very aggressive' with F1 2017 engineAfter a dismal first year with the new V6 turbo-powered engines in 2015, Renault improved in 2016, winning two races with customer team Red Bull, but will opt for an all-new concept next season in a bid to move further forward. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 15

Hulkenberg doubts Force India can improve on 2016

Hulkenberg joins Jolyon Palmer at Renault in 2017 while Esteban Ocon takes up the second race seat at Force India alongside Sergio Perez
Hulkenberg doubts Force India can improve on 2016Nico Hulkenberg says Force India’s lack of budget and squad size compared to the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull means the team will struggle to trump its 2016 F1 campaign in the future.
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Dec 10

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks near

Mercedes is understood to be coming under pressure to retain Lowe’s services

Paddy Lowe in demand as Mercedes talks nearPaddy Lowe is reportedly being chased by several teams as he prepares to decide whether he will commit to Mercedes or consider options elsewhere beyond 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 07

2017 F1 entry list published, four seats to fill

The Provisional 2017 F1 entry list

2016-10-23The FIA has published its provisional entry list for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship with four seats still to be filled between Mercedes, Manor and Sauber. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Experienced Magnussen will push Haas forward – Grosjean

By joining Haas, Magnussen will become the first driver to have sampled Renault, Mercedes, Honda and Ferrari V6 Hybrid engines.

2016-10-23_72163 Romain Grosjean feels Haas stands to make good gains next season following its decision to sign Kevin Magnussen for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 17

Renault explains reasons for Hulkenberg signing

Hulkenberg is expected to form part of an all-new driver line-up for Renault alongside Esteban Ocon
2016-07-10-Sunday-0020 Renault team principal Frederic Vasseur has revealed it was Nico Hulkenberg’s skills as a ‘real leader’ that contributed to its decision to sign him for the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship.
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