Tag Archive: Renault

Nov 14

Brazil GP: Messy F1 splits, Massa’s final triumph and Bernie’s back

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Nov 02

Wolff explains ‘concept flaw’ in proposed F1 engine plans

“The flaw of the concept is that it’s a completely new engine and new investment.”

20170324-096Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1’s proposed new power units for 2021 are ‘a completely new engine’ and haven’t been met positively by existing manufacturers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 26

Renault e.dams remarkable Formula E journey

Having claimed victory in all three previous championships

With the Season Four opener in Hong Kong on December 2 & 3 2017 just weeks away, Renault will be keen to secure its fourth consecutive FIA Formula E Championship title by the season finale in Montreal in July 2018.

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Oct 25

Renault to exit Formula E at end of Season 4 as official title sponsor of e-dams

Renault will exit Formula E at the end of season 4

2017-07-30_13431Renault will focus resources on its aggressive goals for Formula 1, and look forward to continuing to gain benefits from motorsport racing across the Alliance with Nissan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

Sainz outlines immediate targets ahead of Renault debut

Jolyon Palmer shuffled out of the squad

Carlos Sainz Jr says it will be “a big challenge” to get up speed for Renault in his late season switch which begins at the United States Grand Prix as he explains his expectations of the French manufacturer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 10

Rosberg ‘optimistic’ ahead of Kubica’s Williams F1 test

Robert Kubica prepares for a private test for Williams

Nico Rosberg says he’s feeling positive about Robert Kubica’s chances of a Formula 1 comeback as he prepares for a private test with Williams in the fight for a 2018 race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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