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From the tenth season of the World Series by Renault to the record Mégane R.S. 275 Trophy-R to the launch of the Clio R3T and the advent of the Formula E with the Spark-Renault SRT_01E, Renault Sport had a 2014 year rich in success. And now an overview with Renault Sport Technologies President, Patrice Ratti
Just as it does at the end of every year, the French Motorsports Federation (FFSA) brought together the sport’s leading lights to salute the champions of 2014 at its Motorsport Trophy gala in Paris. The FFSA’s Steering Committee and its chairman Nicolas Deschaux were there to hand out awards to the men and women who have been flying the flag for French motorsport on the international scene this year. Attended by a 1,000 people and held at Les Folies Bergère, the event saw 2014 Formula (…) – News
On the surface, this year’s MP4-29 chassis was a logical evolution of last year’s car. However, the new-for-2014 powertrain regulations – which saw the end of the 2.4-litre, naturally aspirated V8 era, which began in 2006, and the introduction of all-new 1.6-litre turbo V6 with sophisticated energy recovery systems – meant a thorough overhaul of the design. Valuable lessons learned during ’13 were…
Why should we leave it to the summer to host all the best sporting contests? If the Olympics and the World Cup have become synonymous with sunny celebrations in the outdoors, we at McLaren wanted to create a sporting event that could be enjoyed indoors, on your computer, probably while nursing a warm cup of tea and recovering from a heavy winter cold. In that spirit, we present #McLarenBattles – a…
Quatrième de la Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS, George Russell est devenu le plus jeune pilote à recevoir, à 16 ans, le McLaren Autosport BRDC, l’une des récompenses les plus prestigieuses décernées aux talents britanniques en devenir. Winner of the last Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race, Russell defeats Alexander Albon, Ben Barnicoat and Seb Morris who drove Formula Renault 2.0 single-seater this year.
“Highlighting one single element as the source of our improvement would be impossible,” Abiteboul explains. “Instead, it’s the development of multiple parts that has resulted in a much-improved PU to the one that began pre-season testing last January. “Components have been modified to make them more robust; chassis teams have learnt a great deal about integration and cooling; engine and energy management control advances have enhanced driveability and efficiency; and the ‘knocking’ sensation (…) – News
2007 Malaysian Grand Prix INLINE-MEDIA BIG The newly crowned double world champion’s speed in the McLaren MP4-22 was clear to see right from the word go. Fernando Alonso arrived in Malaysia, the second round on the 2007 calendar, buoyed by his runner-up spot in the season-opener in Melbourne. However, he knew that the challenge from Ferrari would be significant
Pascal Wehrlein Joins 2014 Race of Champions Line-Up in Barbados!
Since the opening race in Melbourne significant gains have been made in energy recovery and Power Unit efficiency, allowing drivers maximum power output for longer periods. In fact Renault Sport F1 teams were approximately 5% more efficient in Abu Dhabi than they were at the start of the season, a significant improvement in a sport more used to the concept of marginal gains. This equates to a time gain of some half a second
To celebrate the beginning of a new McLaren-Honda era, test and reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne wound back the clock and took Ayrton Senna’s championship-winning McLaren-Honda MP4/4 and MP4/6 for a spin around Silverstone. Firing up the cars and sending them out of the garage looks like a relatively simple operation – but looks can be deceiving.
In golf, they call it the ‘19th hole’ – the clubhouse where weary players convene to swap stories and share a drink or two at the end of a day on the fairway. In Scotland, the 19th hole is a well-known tradition – after all, the country is not only home to some of the most challenging golf courses in the world, but also to John Walker & Sons’ once-family-run distillery, which became the most famou…
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Associated for nearly 30 years, the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) and Renault announces the renewing of their global strategic partnership. The solid relationship with Renault Sport benefits directly, allowing the Formula Renault 3.5 Series race to continue as the curtain raiser for the F1 Grand Prix for three years.
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The conclusion of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship marks the end of a challenging but ultimately productive year for Renault Sport F1. Sweeping changes to engine regulations ahead of the season – with the V8 units replaced by advanced turbocharged V6s featuring radical new energy harvesting technologies – presented the team at Viry-Châtillon with a fresh and unique set of challenges. “We’ve had a baptism of fire this year,” commented Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril (…) – News
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words – so we’ll spare you the 49,000-word essay and just let you get stuck into this jaw-dropping 49-image gallery of the greatest shots of the season, all taken by some of the best photographers in Formula 1. In 2014, our photography team were everywhere; snapping the smiles of the fans whenever our drivers took part in a signing session, catching the intens…
50,000 spectators Honour the Silver Arrows at Stars & Cars 2014!
After winning the Formula Renault 3.5 Series championship last month, Carlos Sainz will join the motor racing elite in 2015. Convinced by his dominance in the premier category of the World Series by Renault, in which he became the youngest champion to date and his performance in testing with Red Bull, Scuderia Toro Rosso has signed the 20-year old Spaniard.
VIP Guests on the Red Carpet at Stars & Cars 2014!
Date Wednesday November 26 2014 Driver Stoffel Vandoorne Location Yas Marina Circuit (5.554km) Laps/km 2/11.10 Best laptime N/A Programme Despite successfully firing up before the track opened at 9am, our morning programme was scuppered by a hard-to-find electrical issue, which stopped our progress while we traced the cause. In the afternoon, the team got the car on the track – Stoffel successf…
Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion, Carlos Sainz was able to get behind the wheel of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault RB10 as reward for his title. This Tuesday at Yas Marina, the Spaniard made a strong impression in setting the fifth fastest lap while also showing his consistency over 100 laps.
Lotus F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado took the Renault Twizy for a spin when they met up at The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping centre. See how they snaked their way around the Mall’s 1,200 stores, sped through The Souk and explored the nooks and crannies of one of the biggest aquariums on the planet before skating around the Olympic ice rink, all in the shadow of the 828-metre-high Burj Khalifa, and all without making the slightest noise. An electric (…) – News
Date Tuesday November 25 2014 Driver Stoffel Vandoorne Location Yas Marina Circuit (5.554km) Laps/km 3/16.662 Best laptime N/A Programme Today was a historic occasion for both McLaren and Honda – it was the first proper run for the interim MP4-29H/1X1 – the chassis we’ve developed to test Honda’s new V6 turbo engine and undertake various systems checks ahead of 2015. An electronics issue meant t…
In the aftermath of the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, two days of testing will take place on 25 and 26 November. Formula Renault 3.5 Series Champion, Carlos Sainz, will demonstrate his talents at the wheel of a contemporary F1 car as a reward for his title winning season. Invited by Renault Sport Technologies and the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Team, 20-year old Carlos Sainz, the youngest title winner in the history of the premier category of the World Series by Renault will be at the (…) – Press Releases
On November 14 2014, a contemporary McLaren-Honda racecar powered onto the track for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century. Our last race as partners was at the 1992 Australian Grand Prix – a race that we won, incidentally – and every day brings us closer to our new era together. The atmosphere in the pit garage at Silverstone on that damp November filming day was utterly electric – ever…
Nico: “My congratulations to Lewis. He deserves to be Champion this year”
Mercedes-Benz celebrates one-two victory in the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship