Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault) became the last winner of a race using an F1 V8 engine in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Mark Webber finished second in his final F1 race, giving a 1-2 finish for the RS27 Renault won the first V8-powered race in 2006 (Bahrain GP) and now comes full circle to win the final event It is a hat-trick for end-of-era successes for Renault, with wins at the last race of the 3.0l V10 engine era (2005) and 3.5l V10 era (1994) Renault is the (…) – Press Releases
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) secured the final pole position of the V8 engine era in qualifying for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The quadruple world champion mastered the wet conditions of the Sao Paulo track to set a flying lap over six tenths of a second quicker than Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg.
Just as he did on Wednesday and Thursday, Raffaele Marciello (Arden Caterham) snatched the fastest time in Friday’s two sessions of Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective testing at Motorland Aragon. The Italian’s best lap of 1:39.815 gave him the day’s honours, with Marlon Stockinger (Lotus) just a thousandth of a second behind him, followed by Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports).
After eight seasons, the FIA Formula One World Championship will say goodbye to the 2.4 litre V8 engine formula at the end of 2013. This weekend we are paying our dues to the highly optimized, ultra-high output, ultra high speed, normally aspirated engines before they make way for the new turbocharged 1.6 litre V6 power units in 2014.
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations Brazil will be quite poignant. The high-revving naturally aspirated engines are all I’ve known in F1 – and I’m sure there will be a few in the pitlane saying the same. The V8 was the era of how to make a car faster using everything except the pure power of an engine so we’ve learnt a lot of different skills, such as better integration, greater fuel economy and how to use the auxiliary facets such as the exhausts to a much greater extent
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) wins USA Grand Prix ahead of Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team) and Mark Webber (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) Fifth time this season Renault-powered cars have locked out all three podium positions 12th win of season for Sebastian Vettel, 8th consecutive victory, a new record for a single season, passing Michael Schumacher’s 2004 benchmark Valtteri Bottas (Williams F1 Team) scores first career points in 8th – putting four Renault-powered cars into (…) – Press Releases
Infiniti Red Bull Racing dominated today’s USA Grand Prix qualifying, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber locking out the front row for the second consecutive race and the fifth time this season. Webber had set the pace on the first run in Q3 and looked set to secure his second pole in two races, until a banzai lap from Vettel on his second run snatched the pole from the Australian. The duo were well out in front, over half a second closer than third-placed Romain Grosjean
Crowned the new Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion three weeks ago, Kevin Magnussen will step up to the pinnacle of motorsport in 2014. Impressed by his superb 2013 campaign, which featured five wins in all, McLaren have named the 21-year-old Dane as one of their drivers for next season. Following a brilliant karting career, Kevin Magnussen made his single-seater debut in 2008
Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1 head of track operations Safe to say that despite its novelty on the calendar, Austin has become a firm favourite with all of the team. The city is a fantastic place to visit and the track was equally impressive as the welcome we received. It’s a nice mix of technical corners and challenging external parameters, and with an average speed of close to 200kph, it is also a quick track
Following a 10-year absence, Renault is set to make its return to the Formula 3 grid. The result of the partnership between Renault Sport Technologies and Oreca, the Renault engine will be used by several teams in the 2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. In making this commitment, in conjunction with the World Series by Renault, Renault Sport Technologies has further strengthened its Formula One driver development programme
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with Mark Webber second Seventh consecutive victory for Vettel Third 1-2 result for Infiniti Red Bull Racing this season Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team) fourth, putting three Renault-powered cars into the top four 50th win for the Renault RS27 V8 engine 2013 world champion Sebastian Vettel scored a crushing win in today’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, leading every single lap to finish 30secs ahead of team-mate Mark (…) – Press Releases
Dubai-UAE: 03 November, 2013: Just hours before the start of the 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Formula 1 drivers Mark Webber and Charles Pic, who drive for the Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Caterham F1 Teams respectively, electrified the city of Dubai by ‘racing’ against each other in iconic electric-powered Renault TWIZYs. The drivers powered down the roads of Jumeirah, Downtown Dubai, and Safa Park in TWIZY cars.
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing) wins Indian Grand Prix to secure 2013 drivers’ title Infiniti Red Bull Racing secures constructors’ championship for fourth consecutive year Romain Grosjean (Lotus F1 Team) joins Vettel on the podium Kimi Raikkonen seventh for Lotus F1 Team 12th title for Renault in F1 since 1977 Renault powered Sebastian Vettel to victory in today’s Indian Grand Prix, securing his fourth drivers’ world title in four years. The 25 points added to Infiniti Red (…) – Press Releases
Sebastian Vettel has claimed the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship crown, his fourth consecutive drivers’ title. The 26-year-old German drove his Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing to victory in the Indian Grand Prix, clinching the title with three races remaining. Sebastian has scored 10 wins, 7 pole positions and an insurmountable 322 points so far this season