Renault

Renault - sports team, participating in the Formula 1 races. The history of the team began in 1977 when it was organized by avtoroizvoditelem-Renault. Initially, the team Renault positioned as a national French project. For the French team were racers, sponsored French companies Elf and Equipe, even the tires, which were equipped cars were produced by the French company Michelin.Osnovnaya rate in the 70's was made at the Renault team turbine engines, which, although characterized by high capacity, but could not boast of reliability . During this period, the team scored only one victory in 1979. Despite the problems with the engines in the 1983 season the team won second place in the Constructors' Championship, and driver Alain Prost took second place in the individual competition. However, a title he prevented the gathering because of problems with the turbine at the last stage of the race. Since then, the results are not getting better, and the team left the formula 1. From 1989 to 1997, part of Renault's Formula 1 engines was to supply its production of engines leading komandam.S Williams and Benetton teams have won the Constructors' Cup six times in a row. Return of the team in the ranks of Formula 1 dates back to 2002 when they finished chetvertymi.V 2003 they were able to hold onto fourth place in 2004, reached the third season, and in 2005 won the world championship, and won first place in the Constructors' Championship. Riders who have brought the team victory - Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella. They also helped the 2006 team Renault repeated its success. In 2007, Fernando Alonso left the team, which led to an unsuccessful season - the team finished in third place in the Constructors' Championship. In this regard, in 2008, Flavio Briatore, head of the department of Renault Formula 1, has decided to update the structure. Thanks to him, returned to the team, Fernando Alonso, a co-pilot took place Nelson Piquet Jnr. Because of the scandal surrounding Grand Prix 2008 in Singapore, the team has lost its main sponsor and changed its color back to black and yellow coloring. In season 2010 the team debuted Russian driver Vitaly Petrov.
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Formula 1

2017-07-21 13:14:05

The head of Renault I don't want to speculate

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that he did not want to speculate on the return of Robert Kubica.Cyril abiteboul "I don't want to add speculation. The focus now is on getting maximum value from your current car and package upgrades that we have and then we will think about the season-2018".

2017-07-21 13:14:03

Kubica is confident that he is able to pilot the car of the season-2017

Kubica is confident that he is able to pilot the car of the season-2017

Robert Kubica, who, apparently, back in the championship Royal races, said that he is able to pilot a modern car.Earlier, the pole has already conducted tests with Renault, piloting the car of the 2013 season. Now he is preparing to take part in the tests of modern cars after the Grand Prix of Hungary.Robert Kubica "the Differences are mostly associated with turns, but it is only a question of habit and work. If others can do it, why I can't repeat or do even betterSo if Renault have the courage and confidence to let me drive, I'll be able to test all on personal experience.I already know that I can get back to the level that was shown previously. I'm quite able to show the speed that was shown in 2010. When I saw that I can fly on the verge of the car of the Formula 1 in Valencia, I thought, "This is a passion I have always felt, it's my life".I knew I didn't need to worry about missed about six years. All that is happening now, like magic".

2017-07-20 20:54:06

Renault chronicle 40 years in Formula 1

Renault chronicle 40 years in Formula 1

During the British Grand Prix, Renault celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut in Formula 1. We decided to recall the history of the French team.1977 its debut in Formula 1, the French built a machine with unusual for that period of a turbo. Originally it was planned to hold the first race at the home Grand Prix of France in early July, but by that time the car still wasn't ready. Made debut only on the next Grand Prix of great Britain on 16 July.Behind the wheel of a single machine, sat the Frenchman Jean-Pierre ABUY, on account of which already had one start in the composition of Tyrrell.Neither in Britain nor in the subsequent three races Jabou to the finish to get failed. While in Canada he did not qualify. Evil tongues nicknamed the Renault RS01 "yellow kettle" - too often, the French machine was steaming.Season results 0 points.

2017-07-20 11:34:03

The head of Renault Kubica still very fast

The head of the team Renault has confirmed that Robert Kubica claims to be Jolyon Palmer.Cyril abiteboul "Jolyon had some problems with reliability, but it is true that if we had two pilots who are able to achieve the points we would have been eighth in the world championship.And Kubica is still very fast and has all of the same energy."Now Kubica, who missed due to a hand injury six seasons, is actively working in the simulator Renault. After the Grand Prix of Hungary, he will conduct tests behind the wheel of a car RS17.

2017-07-20 11:24:03

Flavio Briatore Ferrari can't win

Flavio Briatore Ferrari can't win

The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore is convinced that Ferrari will not be able to beat Mercedes this season.Flavio Briatore "I say this with regret, but Ferrari could have had more chances to win, if better used, problems of Mercedes in the first half of the season.Mercedes had their difficulties, but they are now in the past. The problem is now the Scuderia. However, there is still half of the season. Let's wait".

2017-07-20 10:44:04

Carlos Sainz I'll be with Toro Rosso in Hungary

Carlos Sainz I'll be with Toro Rosso in Hungary

Passion about the transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault is heating up, but the Spaniard strongly refutes these rumors.Carlos Sainz "I don't think about anything except the Hungarian Grand Prix with Toro Rosso. Yes, many people have been asking me to comment on rumors about the Renault. For me it's just a guess, and I do not comment on those conversations.After Austria we all made it clear that it was misunderstood. At Silverstone I was playing tennis with Christian Horner and Helmut was a judge. We had a great time, and everything between us is fine.I'm the pilot of Red Bull, participate in the youth program and I am sure that next year will remain in the Toro Rosso".

2017-07-19 15:34:03

Christian Horner Mercedes will not agree to work with McLaren

Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Mercedes will not agree to supply its engines to McLaren, because she is afraid of competition from British team.Christian Horner "the other day I spoke with Zach brown, and he told me that the situation resembles the one in which we were two years ago. So do not take seriously the talk that McLaren next season will return to the Mercedes engines".Two years ago the Red Bull team decided to abandon the uncompetitive Renault engines, however, neither Mercedes, nor Ferrari agreed to work with four-time winner of the Cup of designers.

2017-07-19 12:54:03

Robert Kubica will replace Jolyon Palmer

Robert Kubica will replace Jolyon Palmer

A new candidate to replace Jolyon Palmer - the pole Robert Kubica. German newspaper Bild claims that it will happen after the summer break, during the Grand Prix of Belgium.Kubica has already conducted two series of tests behind the wheel of a car Renault 2012. Now Robert is actively practicing on the simulator team and preparing for tests in Hungary in early August, already on the machine 2017.Earlier there was speculation that Palmer will replace the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz, but the Spaniard and the Italian team said that it will not.

2017-07-19 10:14:03

Carlos Sainz comment on rumors about the Renault

Immediately after the race at Silverstone, there were rumors that Carlos Sainz is already in Hungary will replace Jolyon Palmer behind the wheel of a Renault, but the Spaniard commented otherwise.Carlos Sainz "It would be very strange if they hadn't told me about it, if it were true. The last thing I heard was that I am a pilot Toro Rosso".The head of Renault Cyril Abiteboul "Sainz will not replace Palmer in Hungary"Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko "In the media much is written, but Carlos will be with Toro Rosso in Hungary. And I'm currently assuming he will be flying for us until the end of the season."Head Red Bull Christian Horner "Carlos has a contract, which expires in two years. If some other team wants to get and wants to make us a serious offer, we are ready to consider. But I doubt that it will happen in Hungary".

2017-07-17 11:04:03

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

McLaren will change the supplier of engines if left Alonso

Silverstone in the paddock there were rumors associated with McLaren and Honda. For example, top managers of the McLaren was spotted in talks with Renault. And it is believed that the same leaders McLaren have assured Fernando Alonso at dinner that if he will stay on in 2018, then the car will be installed the top engine.Zach brown "we had a good dinner, and Fernando even finished paying for it. He feels comfortable with us, and we understand each other. He made it clear what he wants from the team next year.On a personal level relationship with Honda is good, but I think everyone understands that we need a much better engine and this is why all this is happening".

2017-07-17 10:54:04

Daniil Kvyat I want to know about the future steps of the team

Daniil Kvyat said that requires management Toro Rosso to announce the development strategy team.Daniil Kvyat "First of all, I appreciate the kind words of Christian Horner. I see no reason not to cooperate in the future, but I also want to get some answers."Interestingly, Kvyat's comments coincide with rumours that Toro Rosso could switch to Renault for Honda in 2018.Daniil Kvyat "If they have any plans, I want to know about it as soon as possible, because there comes a point in the season, when you really want to know what is waiting for you in the future.It would be nice to know about it as soon as possible, but I see no reason why we can't continue to cooperate. I think they understand that the sooner pilots get to know about your future, the more attention they can devote to their work".

2017-07-17 10:44:05

Pierre went Out will replace Carlos Sainz

Auto Bild reports that during the Grand Prix of Hungary Carlos Sainz will leave the mill and Toro Rosso will replace Jolyon Palmer in the Renault. The Spaniard in the Toro Rosso, will replace Pierre went Out, another pupil of the youth program of Red Bull.Auto Bild "Cyril Abiteboul from Renault and Helmut Marko of Red Bull is currently negotiating the amount of compensation, which will amount to about 8 million.If Renault will pay the money, then science will replace Palmer in Hungary, but the Frenchman Pierre went Out will take the vacant seat at Toro Rosso".The owner of Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz commented with Sainz "If the pilot doesn't want to stay, even with a contract in hand, he must not force yourself to hold back".

2017-07-17 10:44:03

McLaren is once again talking about the cooperation with Mercedes

McLaren is once again talking about the cooperation with Mercedes

A week ago, it seemed that McLaren and Honda back from the precipice of an impending split, but at Silverstone Director of McLaren Jonathan Neale said that the current situation with the Honda mechanics, who are fighting for the performance and reliability unstable.Jonathan Neale "I think we've reached an inflection point with Honda, where we ask ourselves, "Where are we going What must we do differently to recover its competitiveness"So the latest rumors from the pit lane of Silverstone say that McLaren really wants to break his contract with Honda.It seems that the preferred alternative McLaren to 2018 is the engine of the Mercedes, but there are also rumors about the talks with Renault and Ferrari.Jonathan Neale "In Formula 1 when someone says they don't talk to anybody, the answer is really simple - all say all".

2017-07-16 18:34:03

Jolyon Palmer the Speed allowed to fight for points

Jolyon Palmer the Speed allowed to fight for points

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer due to technical problems not even reached the starting grid.Jolyon Palmer "I'm upset. My guilt in this gathering no, because the failed equipment is still on the warm up lap. Too bad, because the machine is really allowed to fight for points in two cars. Today I had to fight for a place in the top ten, but not out".

2017-07-16 17:44:05

Niko was a Great race for our team

Niko was a Great race for our team

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in the race Grand Prix of great Britain finished sixth.Nico Hulkenberg "It's a great team work and good finishing position. We have good speed, the team can be satisfied with the work done. I'm glad I was able to finish sixth. This is a big step forward for the team. I am very comfortable in the car, she is able to fight for more. We were lucky to put it all together, and the team now running the extracted points".

2017-07-15 23:14:03

Nico Hulkenberg It was a successful qualification

Nico Hulkenberg It was a successful qualification

At the end of qualifying at Silverstone pilots Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer were on the 6th and 11th positions, respectively.Nico Hulkenberg "Today we had a very successful qualification and the race tomorrow, we start just behind the top teams. I had a good pace, and the team can now boast of good results. The team took the right decisions in difficult weather conditions. I felt calm and confident in the car, so was able to show a good circle. The updates we brought here have also played a role in our step forward.However, tomorrow's race is a real test. We will try to do a clean race. Will be hard to attack to finish the race in the points zone".Jolyon Palmer "Today I'm 11th, but tomorrow I don't wanna be 11-m. I am satisfied with the car, but I understand that could show a better result. The car is very good, and my starting place gives an opportunity to choose the strategy. I am sure that I will be able to fight for points in the race".

2017-07-15 22:34:04

Pilots Force India satisfied with the results of the qualification

Pilots Force India satisfied with the results of the qualification

Team Force India was the final qualification of the Grand Prix of great Britain two machines. Sergio Perez eventually qualified 7th, Esteban Windows 8. Both win one position at the start after the penalty, Valtteri Bottas.Sergio Perez "Today is our advantage over Hulkenberg was minimal. I went through a clean round, but we're a little confused by the fact that Renault is so close to us. Tomorrow we will try to stay in front and finish in the glasses, but a lot depends on the weather. If we develop and play a good strategy, all will be well.Esteban "It was a very difficult qualifying session, so I'm happy to finish in eighth place. We decided to spend a very late pit stop in the first round. It was a calculated risk, and we took this decision only in the last corner. I had one circle to show a good time, but I was blocked by Eriksson. However, I managed to improve my time.In the second round I lit up the brakes, and during the second trip I lost all radio contact with the team. I was the only one there, and I had to look for the pit Board, just like old times.Tomorrow I will be seventh on the starting grid, and this is a good place to start the race, especially considering all that happened during this session. Conditions can be very unpredictable, like today, and if it rains, then anything can happen. Today we were strong, and I'm sure tomorrow we will continue to attack no less effective".

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-14 23:14:03

Niko Two sessions went without any problems

Niko Two sessions went without any problems

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg in the practice of the British Grand Prix showed the 7th result.Nico Hulkenberg "the Two sessions this Friday were held without serious problems. Among the work done to identify a successful test some upgrades. Now we need to analyze and see what it gives us. As for the rate, we need to do some work to find a little more balance and productivity, particularly on long stretches. Also we were preparing for qualification".

2017-07-14 09:54:04

Fernando Alonso to return to Silverstone is always a pleasure

Fernando Alonso to return to Silverstone is always a pleasure

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso has said that to work in the UK he really likes.Fernando Alonso "Silverstone is a track that I love coming back year after year. Everyone knows that this is a real track with an incredible history and tremendous support of fans, so each pilot is a special weekend. For McLaren it's even more special event because it is home for the team race.I really like the challenge of this track, and a good result here for us to feel like honored. The race here is always very complicated. I hope we will have chances to show good result in his home event. We persistently struggle to gatherings became smaller".Alonso won at Silverstone in 2006, in the part of Renault in 2011 at Ferrari.

2017-07-13 12:54:04

Robert Kubica is testing the car, 2017 in the simulator Renault

Robert Kubica is testing the car, 2017 in the simulator Renault

Robert Kubica has made another step on his way to return to Formula-1.Earlier, the pole tested the car 2012 Renault in Valencia, and the French team now wants to give him a full evaluation.Robert Kubica "I was able to try the car in the current configuration. The day went very well, but I don't want to go into details. I was happy as a team.As for my hands, in my life there were days far worse than this. The current situation is good, I think everything is stable. Many things have changed in my head. I have certain restrictions that have been before.If something happens, I will be very happy, but I just need to keep head cool.The step that I took in Valencia, was huge, and I have to go step by step to your goal. I hope I will be able to approach the fulfillment of your dreams".According to reports, Kubica will spend the real test driving car in 2017 after the Hungarian Grand Prix.

2017-07-12 16:24:03

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Frederic Vasseur, the new head of the Sauber

Sauber have officially confirmed that frdric Vasseur, who previously worked at Renault, will be the new team leader, replacing the previously dismissed Monica, Kaltenborn.Pascal Picchi, Chairman of the Board Sauber "Frederick Wasser worked long enough in Motorsport and has proved itself from the best side. We are happy to see him in the ranks of Sauber".Frederic Vasseur "I am delighted to be a member of the team Sauber and thank you for the trust. I was impressed with the capabilities of each team's base in Hinwil, and also the ambitions of all employees. I am confident that together we will achieve great success. Look forward to the opportunity to start working at a new place."At the head of Renault F1 Vasser worked for a year. He left the French team in February of this year from-for disagreements with Cyril Abiteboul. Prior to that, Vasser led teams in the Junior series and has worked with Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas.To work in Sauber Wasser will start from July 17, after the Grand Prix of great Britain.

2017-07-10 14:54:04

Nico has no regrets about leaving the Force India

Nico has no regrets about leaving the Force India

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg said that he did not regret his departure from Force India.Nico Hulkenberg "I did everything right. It was clear that this year the development team will be small. We just can't resist the Force India. But we expect to compete for high results in 2019 and 2020.I believe in the potential of this team and the fact that it will give me a car capable of fighting for the title and victory.Officially, the team says it wants to compete for victory in 2019, but there are no guarantees on this score. There is only hard work, decisions, budgets, the right people. With this recipe the team has to come out on top. But in Formula 1 it is impossible to make unequivocal predictions".

2017-07-08 22:24:03

Qualifying score after nine stages

After nine qualifications in the five teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots, while four teams, including Toro Rosso, the score is almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 5-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-2Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-5Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 8-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 8-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 4-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 8-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 5-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-5.

2017-07-08 22:14:04

Niko Hulkenberg I am satisfied with the 11th place

Niko Hulkenberg I am satisfied with the 11th place

Five hundredths of a second is not enough to pilot a Renault Nico Hulkenberg to pass the final qualification. In the race, the German will start 11th. Nico Hulkenberg "I'm happy with the 11th place is a good result. I showed excellent fastest lap at the end of the second round. It was very fun to look for opportunities to play additional few thousand seconds.Tomorrow will be a tough race, but we get the choice of starting tyres. It was a good team effort".

2017-07-08 16:54:04

Jolyon Palmer I don't know, maybe I blocked Kimi

Jolyon Palmer I don't know, maybe I blocked Kimi

The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix showed the 16-th result.Jolyon Palmer "I don't know what went wrong. It seems everything worked well, I just could not develop the desired speed. I have no explanation why I wasn't able to advance to the second round of qualifying.As for Kimi, yeah, I probably blocked it. I will not argue. On the radio I was told that he must come soon Raikkonen. I looked in the mirror, and he's already there. My fault that I ruined his fast lap".

2017-07-08 10:34:04

Stoffel Vandorn New engine Nothing new

Stoffel Vandorn New engine Nothing new

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn admitted that the upgraded engine, Honda has brought nothing new.Stoffel Vandorn "I don't think a new engine will generally play some role in the work of the team. Of course, we welcome any tenths of a second, but we need to play the whole second."Interestingly, the Honda engine is considered the biggest in the peloton.The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg "In slow corners it is definitely the loudest engine. It sounds amazing loud. It rumbles and rattles like a truck, and frankly, it's amazing that he is able to disperse the car. But it's funny that when the engine is running at full power, he becomes very quiet".

2017-07-07 15:54:03

Christine Horner Carlos Sainz will remain in the Toro Rosso

In recent time there are rumors about a possible transfer of Carlos Sainz in the Renault. In addition, the services of a young Spaniard interested in McLaren. However, the head Red Bull Christian Horner has made clear that in the near future science will not leave the Junior team Toro Rosso.Christian Horner "he has a contract. We have the rights to it for the next year and then for another year. Next year Carlos will remain in the Toro Rosso.Don't know what he's going to do, but we have clear contracts. Do not forget that in Formula 1 he got thanks to the investment of Red Bull in his younger years.

2017-07-07 11:34:03

Sergey Sirotkin on track

Sergey Sirotkin on track

The first Friday practice in the composition of Renault today is conducted by Sergey Sirotkin. For half an hour the Russian will replace Nico Hulkenberg.