Tag Archive: Rob White

Oct 06

Marcin Budkowski to join Renault Sport Racing Limited

Marcin Budkowski will oversee all chassis development and production activities.

Renault Sport Racing logo“There have been a lot of positive changes these last few months at Renault Sport Racing with an accelerated expansion at Enstone, the restructuring of our engine deployment from Viry with the supply of two top customer teams for 2018, three titles in a row in an increasingly competitive Formula E championship and other motor racing categories, and the arrival of new strategic partners”. 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 »


Jul 03

Renault not to blame for Vettel’s Austria problem

Renault was not solely to blame for Sebastian Vettel’s problems in Austria last time out.

2014-06-08_1234 The reigning world champion suffered a momentary loss of drive in the opening stages of the race at the Red Bull Ring, later retiring to save “mileage” Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 02

‘No intention to sell’ to Red Bull – Renault

F1 engine supplier Renault has denied it is being bought out by disgruntled partner Red Bull.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (20) Team boss Christian Horner is back on the offensive this week, insisting the French marque even had years of warning about its now-struggling turbo V6 project. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 30

‘Not possible’ to catch Mercedes in 2014 – Renault

“We are pushing for next year”

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (5) Not even halfway through the 2014 season, Renault is having to acknowledge it will not catch up with V6 pacesetters Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »


May 19

Fuel playing big role in new V6 era – report

Fuel has emerged with a big role to play in F1’s new V6-powered era.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - 02 Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said struggling Renault took a 12 horse power step forward last time out in Barcelona, thanks entirely to a new blend of fuel supplied by French partner Total. Read the rest of this entry »


May 16

Renault admits teams could run out of engines

Some Renault-powered F1 drivers could run out of engines later in 2014, the French supplier has admitted.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (19) Renault chief Rob White said the French marque’s recovery from its early-season struggle for power and reliability is still ongoing. “At the first test we were miles off.  We were in a crisis,” he admitted to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, “but we didn’t panic. Read the rest of this entry »


May 14

F1 gets first look and sound of Merc ‘megaphone’

The world of F1 will hear Mercedes’ ‘megaphone’ exhaust for the first time early on Wednesday.

Mercedes Megaphone The first images of the metre-long, trumpet-like attachment have already emerged, and one of the first to see the volume-boosting device was Bild correspondent Nicola Pohl. Read the rest of this entry »


May 01

Canada GP chief happy with new F1 sound

Canadian grand prix promoter Francois Dumontier doesn’t mind the new and milder sound of formula one.

2013-06-06_0009 Earlier in 2014, Australian grand prix chief Ron Walker revealed his outrage at the loss of the screaming engines of the past, insisting fellow race promoters will also be looking into whether the sport had breached its contracts. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 19

Engine makers get to work on louder F1

“So they can maybe do something there to make it sound a lot better.”

2013-03-28 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Mercedes-Benz engineF1’s engine manufacturers will focus their attention on the exhaust pipe as they work on spicing up the sound of the turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 03

Red Bull considering alternatives to Renault

Dr Helmut Marko has already issued an ultimatum to Renault

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Daniel Ricciardo (5) After struggling to get up to speed in F1’s new V6 era with Renault, Red Bull is beginning to think about alternatives. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 19

FIA sides with fuel flow supplier

“The (Gill Sensors) device has obvious fluctuations”

2014-03-16 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Australia - Daniel Ricciardo 99035The supplier of F1’s mandatory new fuel flow sensor has distanced itself from the Red Bull cheat controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Marko not sure Red Bull can catch up

“We are not where we should be.”

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (25)Dr Helmut Marko is not sure Red Bull will catch up its early-season deficit in 2014, after a disastrous start to its latest title defence. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 03

Q&A with Rob White, Renault Sport F1 deputy managing director (technical)

“It is fair to say that once again we have made some real progress.”

Renault Sport F1How was the second Bahrain test from a Renault perspective?
The aim of the last test session before Australia was to recover some of the lost ground from the previous test sessions and to rehearse the Grand Prix.

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Feb 24

Red Bull still in crisis as Mercedes streaks ahead

Defending champions Red Bull are in major trouble

2014-01-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (21) With only four days of track running now left until Melbourne, a clear trend is emerging. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 03

Massa ‘would be worried’ in Red Bull boots

It follows a disastrous opening test

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Pat Symonds - Felipe Massa According to one cruel joke in the Jerez paddock last week, the Red Bull RB10 has a cryptic, phonetic meaning — ‘Red Bull Are Bea-ten’. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 31

Q&A with Rob White, deputy managing director (technical), Renault Sport F1‏

‘We have the necessary tools and determination to succeed.’ 

Renault Sport F1 - Rob WhiteWe have seen very little running from the Renault-engined teams this week. What have the issues been? Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 24

Renault says Jerez absence a setback for Lotus

Not testing at Jerez next week is a setback for Lotus.

2014-01-22 - Renault Energy F1-2014 (5) That is the view of the team’s engine supplier Renault, despite Lotus saying it will not be disadvantaged by the absence because other users of the French engine – Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Caterham – will be in southern Spain collecting shared data. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 21

Renault reveals sound of 2014 V6 engine

Renault on Friday revealed a sneak-preview of the sound of its 2014 engine.

2013-06-21 - Renault Sport F1 - Energy F1-2014 (6)There have been fears the noise produced by next year’s turbo V6s will be a mere shadow of the current normally-aspirated V8s. Read the rest of this entry »


May 11

2014 winter season to begin in January

F1’s winter test season will kick off early ahead of the 2014 championship.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 01 teamsNormally, pre-season running doesn’t begin until February, but because of the radical new rules next year – including the shift to turbo V6 engines – some teams have been pushing for more testing. Read the rest of this entry »


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