Tag Archive: Renault

Sep 23

Palmer: First 2017 F1 points ‘a weight off the shoulders’

Just 48 hours after it was confirmed Palmer would be dropped by Renault for 2018

2017-06-09-14-21-34_1650Jolyon Palmer has admitted that scoring his first points of the Formula 1 season in Singapore last weekend felt like “a weight off the shoulders”, but is determined to carry this good form through the final six rounds of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

Hamilton surprised McLaren-Honda F1 split did not happen sooner

McLaren and Honda have been struggling at the back of the grid since linking up in 2015

2017-06-10_2601Lewis Hamilton is surprised that McLaren did not ditch struggling Formula 1 engine partner Honda sooner after his former team announced last Friday it would be parting company with the Japanese marque at the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Horner: F1 engines have zero road relevance

“The engines make no relevance to what is happening in everyday road car use and the aerodynamics don’t crossover.”

20170324-063Christian Horner has continued to criticise Formula 1’s current engine regulations by explaining they have ‘zero road relevance’ to road cars and the sport should focus on drivers and teams rather than technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Alonso wants to go ‘back to normality’ with McLaren next year

“So, as I said, back to normality.”

2017-06-11_3328Fernando Alonso is eager to go “back to normality” in 2018 and return to the front of the Formula 1 grid as he continues to mull over his future with McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Honda ‘hoping’ for points as McLaren split beckons

“Hopefully we can provide the drivers with a good package so they can be in the hunt for much-needed points.”

2017-06-09-15-23-28_2102While speculation continues to mount on the impending McLaren-Honda divorce, Yusuke Hasegawa sees the Singapore Grand Prix as a pivotal opportunity for points before the end of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 10

Halo changes 2018 chassis construction – Renault

“We have to get the Halo on the car for next year and that’s a big challenge as it changes the chassis construction.”

2017-06-09-10-27-08_0087Renault’s technical director Nick Chester says introducing the Halo cockpit protector to its 2018 design has enforced construction alterations which he concedes has posed ‘a big challenge’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 06

Hulkenberg ‘happy to race with anyone’ at Renault F1 next year

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Sep 05

Time of the essence for McLaren in striking 2018 engine deal

McLaren must know what direction it is going in by the time the paddock next convenes in Singapore

2017-06-09-14-58-56_1982McLaren Formula 1 racing director Eric Boullier feels that time is of the essence for the British team as talks continue with Renault and Honda over a 2018 engine supply. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 03

Hamilton dominates Italian GP, takes championship lead

Lance Stroll finished seventh 

2017-06-11_1432Lewis Hamilton moved into the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time this season in style with a dominant victory in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, leading Mercedes to a one-two finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 02

McLaren nears 2018 engine decision, will make final call ‘early this month’

“The best thing for McLaren is to make the best sporting decision possible, and in the business will follow suit” – Brown

2017-06-09_730McLaren executive director Zak Brown has confirmed that a final call on its Formula 1 power unit supplier will be made “early this month” as it looks to push on with plans for its 2018 car and end the ongoing saga surrounding its engine partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

Groupe Renault: 40 years in Formula 1

The absolute pinnacle of the sport

Renault, 40 years in Formula 1On July 16, 1977, Renault entered its very first Formula 1 grand prix to embark upon a new chapter in its long and illustrious history – one that dates back to the very infancy of motorsport.

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Aug 26

Renault, McLaren talks over 2018 F1 engines confirmed

Renault currently supplies power units to its own factory team, Red Bull and Toro Rosso

2017-06-09_408Cyril Abiteboul confirms Renault has held talks with McLaren about an engine supply for 2018, but rules out supplying a fourth team. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 18

Marko: P3 ‘the best Red Bull can get’ with Renault engines

Red Bull is still over 170 points behind Mercedes at the head of the constructors’ championship

2017-06-11_1349Trailing Mercedes and Ferrari in the F1 constructors’ championship, Red Bull has struggled to keep up through the first half of the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 15

Palmer encouraged by Renault development after recent updates

“We knew it was going to address the floor that we had since the start of the year”

2017-06-09-14-21-34_1650Jolyon Palmer feels encouraged by the gain that Renault has made in developing its Formula 1 car in recent weeks, setting the team up well for a strong second half of the season after the summer break. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 04

F1 team tech chiefs not expecting ‘huge tricks’ with Halo aero

“The definition isn’t finally issued yet so we don’t exactly know what opportunities we’ll have”

Technical bosses from a number of Formula 1 teams are not expecting to gain any noticeable aerodynamic performance through the fairings that will be added to the ‘Halo’ cockpit device upon its introduction in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 03

Buemi: no championship has a brighter future

Both Mercedes-Benz and Porsche confirmed that they would be joining the series in Season 6

2017-07-30_13281Ex-Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi reckons that the all-electric racing series is the place to be for manufacturers in motorsport right now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 30

Three out of three: Three titles for Renault e.dams in three seasons of FIA Formula E championship

Formula E – Hydro-Quebec Montreal ePrix

2017-07-29-1924Created three years ago, the FIA Formula E championship saw Renault confirm its supremacy. The performance and energy of Renault e.dams was duly rewarded today, as the French squad was crowned FIA Formula E champions for a third consecutive season. They are currently the only team in the category who has won the teams’ title.

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Jul 27

Hulkenberg: I’d welcome Kubica at Renault

“I’m fairly open and relaxed about who the other guy’s going to be”

Hulkenberg: I’d welcome Kubica at RenaultNico Hulkenberg says Renault ‘needs to go for the best possible driver’ as speculation mounts it could swap Jolyon Palmer for Robert Kubica for the second-half of the 2017 F1 season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

Like it or not, Formula E is the future of motorsport

It’s up to manufacturers to jump on board or get left behind

Mercedes’ announcement that it would be snapping up its option on a Formula E entry and joining the electric revolution in 2019 caused quite a stir in motorsport circles when the news dropped on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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