Tag Archive: Renault

Sep 12

Formula E set to take on F1

But some big and familiar names are involved in Formula E.

2014-07-09 As a brand new, global single seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Ghosn frustrated by ‘Mercedes domination’ talk

Losing is just a “normal” part of competing, Renault chairman Carlos Ghosn insists.

Carlos GhosnJust as crisis-struck Ferrari is grappling for traction at the start of the turbo V6 era, so too is reigning world champion Red Bull’s French engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Renault leads the way as motorsport enters a new era

Renault is equally the title partner of the e.dams team set up by Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot.

2014-08-19-74 On 13 September, motorsport will enter a new era with the first ever FIA Formula-e race, staged in China on the streets of Beijing.

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Sep 10

Mercedes’ Bell ‘has met with Mattiacci’ – reports

Reports that Bob Bell’s future could be in red have resurfaced this week.

2012-04-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Bahrain Grand Prix - Bob Bell 01 At around the same time Stefano Domenicali stepped down at Ferrari earlier this year, Mercedes technical director Bell’s split was also announced. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

GP2 leader Palmer in ‘struggle’ for F1 debut

GP2 is steadily losing its reputation as the main feeder series to formula one.

GP2 - Jolyon Palmer (DAMS) In 2011, champion Romain Grosjean used the GP2 title as his springboard to returning to the grid after the false-start of his initial Renault career. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 07

Post-race rumours rock Monza paddock

F1’s 2015 ‘silly season’ is no longer just about the drivers.

2014-06-08_0747 Now, it is major rumblings about the teams themselves that are making waves as the sport packs up after Lewis Hamilton’s win at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 06

Montezemolo plays down ‘excessive’ rumours

Rumours of Montezemolo exit gather steam at Monza

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo Luca di Montezemolo was coy on Saturday as he played down swirling speculation about his future. Rumours are gathering steam by the hour that Luca di Montezemolo’s regular visit to Monza on Saturday will be his last as Ferrari president. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Vettel considering McLaren-Honda interest – reports

Sebastian Vettel is reportedly chewing over the interest in his services expressed by McLaren-Honda.

2014-07-09 - 99003 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel In the media, Ron Dennis’ desire for a truly top driver to spearhead the new McLaren era beginning next year has centred on Fernando Alonso. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Renault declares Red Bull new ‘works team’

For the first time, Renault has declared Red Bull as its official ‘works team’.

2014-07-08 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Recently, amid a Red Bull-pressured restructuring of the struggling French supplier, Cyril Abiteboul returned from Caterham to head Renault’s preparations for a stronger 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Prost sure Renault can bounce back in 2015

Alain Prost is confident Renault can bounce back in 2015.

Alain Prost - photo Getty Images As the new ‘power unit’ rules took effect this season, Mercedes has utterly dominated its turbo V6 rivals Renault and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Mattiacci ‘confirms’ 2015 lineup yet again

Marco Mattiacci has repeated his claim that Ferrari is keeping its driver lineup for 2015.

Marco Mattiacci  - photo Getty Images At Spa, the British broadcaster Sky made waves when it quoted the Maranello team’s chief as admitting both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will still be wearing red next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Kovalainen to test DTM car

Heikki Kovalainen looks set to rebuild his motor racing career in the German touring car series DTM.

2013-11-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Heikki Kovalainen 06 According to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3, the German marque BMW has announced that the Finn will test a 2014-spec M4 during this week’s Lausitzring test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Red Bull taking over Renault’s F1 electric development

Red Bull is getting deeply involved with the improvement of engine partner Renault’s F1 project.

2014-07-19 - 99025 - Red Bull Racing - Daniel Ricciardo Deeply frustrated with the French marque’s start to the new V6 turbo era, Red Bull forced a restructuring at Renault, involving the return of boss Cyril Abiteboul. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Vettel close to taking sixth-engine grid penalty

Sebastian Vettel’s season could be set to go from bad to worse.

2014-07-04 - 99014 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The reigning world champion smiled meekly at Spa-Francorchamps when he responded to boss Christian Horner’s recent claim that the German is ‘tired’ in 2014 after consecutive title campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Red Bull puts future in hands of teenage hopes

Max Verstappen and Daniil Kvyat are the future of Red Bull.

DSC_0251a The pair, both teenagers, will be the race lineup at the energy drink company’s second team Toro Rosso in 2015. Decision maker Dr Helmut Marko is excited. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Axed Marmorini hits back at Ferrari

Luca Marmorini has lashed out at Ferrari after being ousted as the fabled team’s engine boss.

2012-05-10 - Scuderia Ferrari - L Marmorini Also well-known for his position at Toyota, the Italian’s F1 career dates back more than two decades to Maranello. But he was ousted by new team boss Marco Mattiacci a few weeks ago, amid the general feeling that he was to blame for Ferrari’s underpowered turbo V6 ‘power unit’. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Lotus, Williams swapped F1 fortunes in 2014

Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 01 In his third consecutive campaign with Williams last year, the Grove team hit rock-bottom and Maldonado decided to take his PDVSA sponsorship to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 12

Renault, Ferrari simply out-spent by Mercedes – Jalinier

“We are 320 people at Viry, but together with the chassis and the engine there were up to 1,250 at Mercedes.”

2014-07-19_0913 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany Recently departed Renault F1 boss Jean-Michel Jalinier says the struggling French marque was out-spent as the sport entered its new V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

Rivals will copy Mercedes engine – Szafnauer

“Is it more of an engine formula this year?”

2014-07-20_0918 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Force India chief Otmar Szafnauer is “sure” Mercedes’ field-leading V6 engine concept will be copied by rivals Renault, Ferrari and Honda in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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