Renault signs with Spark Racing Technology and Formula E Holding as Technical Partner in the FIA Formula E Championship
Renault SAS, leader of Electric Vehicle and expert in motorsport, has signed on as official Technical Partner of Spark Racing Technology to supply the Formula E cars to be entered in the FIA Formula E Championship. The agreement was signed by Patrice Ratti, Renault Sport Technologies Managing Director and as a Renault SAS representative, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings and Frédéric Vasseur, President of Spark Racing Technologies. “Renault has demonstrated a unique commitment to (…) – Press Releases
A Renault-powered car finishes on the podium for the fifth consecutive race this season Unbroken run of podiums for Renault-powered teams since season start in Australia Infiniti Red Bull Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finish fourth and fifth, making a third of the top ten Renault-powered Two Renault powered teams(Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Lotus F1 Team) are first and third in the constructors’ championship Renault-powered teams have scored a total of 242 (…) – Press Releases
Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing will start from third on the grid for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel put in a lap of 1.21.054 to line up behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and polesitter, Nico Rosberg. Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber starts from eighth.
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 Head of Track Operations The 4.655km long Circuit de Catalunya is a medium downforce, medium engine demand track used extensively in testing as it has a very good ‘average’ of characteristics of other circuits on the calendar. In fact it is currently used in part for our engine sign off process.
A success for the last eight years, the World Series by Renault continued in the same vein as its ninth season got under way. The year’s first meeting at Motorland Aragon served up plenty of action on the track and a host of events and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. A total of 15,000 spectators defied the rain to salute the weekend’s victors: Kevin Magnussen and Carlos Huertas in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series and double race winners Matthieu Vaxiviere in the Eurocup Formula (…) – Press Releases
This year, the final year of the RS27, we explain each of the key systems of the V8 engine in detail. This week we give you the fuel system, a key car system at the boundary between the chassis and the engine teams – the chassis team designing and operating the fuel cell and lift pumps and collector, and the engine team taking responsibility for the main fuel pump, filters and injectors. What is the function of an engine’s fuel system
Renault has chosen the Twizy manufacturing plant in Valladolid, Spain, to present its new Twizy Renault Sport F1 concept car. This fun take on the brand’s small electric car features muscular styling and impressive performance credentials to serve as a bridge between the world of F1 technology and that of production cars. Twizy Renault Sport F1 sits on the wheels of a single-seater race car and is equipped with a front splitter, side-pods, a rear wing and a diffuser complete with an (…) – Press Releases
Renault-engined drivers locked out the podium in today’s Bahrain Grand Prix, with Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel taking a commanding win over Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean. It is the second year in a row that the Renault RS27 V8 engine has made a clean sweep of the Bahrain podium, and the first time since that race that an engine manufacturer has monopolized the top three. The result is the 154th win for a Renault engine in F1 and the 36th for the Red Bull (…) – Press Releases
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault) will start from the front row for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing Renault) will start from the front row for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The reigning world champion lines up second behind Nico Rosberg, with Fernando Alonso third.
World Series by Renault starts its ninth season at Motorland Aragon, Spain, on 27-28 April. Featuring races in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 and Eurocup Megane Trophy, the meeting will follow the same successful format that has attracted nearly five million race fans to WSR since its creation in 2005. There are a host of other attractions on the bill at the season’s opening event, including the Formula One demo drives, laid on by F1′s reigning world champion (…) – Press Releases
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 Head of Track Operations Sakhir sits in the middle of the table for the demands it puts on the engine, with drivers at full throttle for between 55 and 60% of the lap. With a variety of speed corners, medium length straights and relatively long periods of time at full throttle, it is more external factors that affect preparation rather than the circuit itself. The high ambient temperatures have an obvious effect on cooling as the heat cannot dissipate from the (…) – News
The Renault RS27 engine powered Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen to second position in a nail-biting Chinese Grand Prix today. The 2007 world champion and winner of the Australian Grand Prix finished 10secs behind winner Fernando Alonso and 2secs ahead of Lewis Hamilton, who claimed the final podium position. Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel retained the lead of the drivers’ championship with fourth place, just 0.2secs from Hamilton in a thrilling photo finish
Renault powered Lotus F1 Team’s Kimi Raikkonen to a front row start in today’s qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix. The 2007 world champion lines up in second position behind Lewis Hamilton after a dry, sunny qualifying session at the Shanghai International Circuit. Team-mate Romain Grosjean will start from sixth after the top 10 drastically reduced running in the final sector of qualifying to just one lap to extend tyre life for the race tomorrow
An integral part of the World Series by Renault since its creation, Formula One demonstration drives will once again be on the schedule throughout 2013. Entertaining the fans at this season’s WSR meetings will be Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s team of drivers, who will be touring the tracks in the world championship-winning RB8. Since the inception of the World Series by Renault in 2005 nearly five million fans have thrilled to the sound of the Renault Sport Formula One V8-powered cars
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 Head of Track Operations Shanghai is an anomaly on the calendar as there is a very long straight, but a relatively low percentage of the lap is spent at full throttle. This dichotomy is quite unusual as most circuits are one or the other: either a ‘power track’ such as Monza or Montreal, or ‘driveability track’ such as Hungary or Monaco. As a result we need to provide optimum support throughout the rev range
Two Renault powered drivers stepped onto the podium following a scintillating Malaysian Grand Prix today. Sebastian Vettel won the 56 lap race from team-mate Mark Webber to take the lead of the drivers’ championship and extend Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s cushion at the top of the constructors’ title race. Webber held the lead in the early stages of the race as Vettel made an early stop to slick tyres, but the two strategies saw the pair racing closely after Vettel passed Hamilton for second (…) – Press Releases
Sebastian Vettel’s Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing secured pole position for the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix today. After a short rain shower hit the Sepang International Circuit between Q2 and Q3, the reigning world champion kept his nerve to set a time of 1:49.674 as the track dried. Felipe Massa (Ferrari) lines up alongside him on the front row, with Fernando Alonso just behind.