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

2017-12-19 11:24:03

McLaren We have been giving Honda six months

The head of McLaren Zach brown said that after the winter tests his team gave the Honda mechanics six months for a solution to their problems.Zach brown "We knew that we have problems, even on the tests in Barcelona, and we have worked very hard for six months to try to find solutions that will make us much more competitive in 2018. Eventually, after trying many different things and many different ways, we felt that we will not be able to fight with Honda for the victory.Three years in Formula 1 for a long time, so we needed to change direction, to return our team to the top. Honda is a great company with excellent staff. The relationship between us was always strong and remains strong, so do not rule out new cooperation. We wish them the best, but we had to make some decision in our interests.The relationship was much stronger than was expected by the people. We worked hard, we were disappointed together, but we never yelled at each other".Next season McLaren will use the power plant of Renault.

2017-12-18 17:44:03

The end of the season Sauber

The end of the season Sauber

The past season was the 25th in the history of the Sauber. However, this round date Swiss team noted no less than round the tenth position in the constructors ' championship.In 2016, the team was in a difficult financial position, resulting in changed owners. Began restructuring Sauber, during which the post of team leader left Kaltenborn, and she was replaced by frdric Vasseur, who retired from Renault because of disagreements with Cyril Abiteboul. First, Vasser has made breach of contract with Honda, designed for the 2018 and signed, Kaltenborn, and announced the continuation of cooperation with Ferrari.Well, in the season-2017 Sauber had to use the power plant Ferrari of the sample 2016. The team decided to save money on engines, focusing on a robust chassis. And if in the beginning of the year the pilots Sauber were still able to compete with McLaren and Toro Rosso in the second half of the season they fought only among themselves.Thanks to sponsorship place in the Sauber has retained Marcus Ericsson. His partner became the protg of Mercedes Pascal Wehrlein. However, because of injuries received during the "Race of Champions", the German missed two steps, and he came on as sub Antonio Giovinazzi, reserve pilot Ferrari.At the fifth stage in Spain to Wehrlein managed to finish eighth, earning four points. Another point, Pascal got the tenth place in Azerbaijan. After that point balance Sauber did not change until the end of the season. Eriksson was in the shadow of Wehrlein, his best results were 11th place in Spain and Azerbaijan. With 5 points Sauber finished the season in tenth and last place.Despite the modest results, that Ericsson has again maintained a place in the Sauber, again, thanks to our sponsors and contacts in the guide. But instead of Wehrlein, who earned all points for the season 2018 took the Ferrari protg of Charles LeClair. Next year the team will get a newest power plant of the Ferrari, and sponsorship and technical assistance to Alfa Romeo, on paper, Sauber needs to significantly improve.

2017-12-18 11:54:08

Alain Prost With the aerodynamics we are fine

Alain Prost With the aerodynamics we are fine

The Renault brand Ambassador Alain Prost said that the French team next season will be a great progress in the work with the aerodynamics.Alain Prost "When in the course of the season leaves too many upgrades, reliability problems occur too often. But this only applies to the chassis. As for the aerodynamics, then we are very lucky. We have many excellent professionals in this field, but a big step forward will be made not only next year but in two years. We prepare serious novelties.Next year we need to step forward not only in terms of a rating. You can still finish fourth and be two seconds slower than Mercedes and Ferrari. It is important for us to catch up with the leaders for speed".

2017-12-18 11:54:03

McLaren We've played two weeks ostavanie

Race Director McLaren Eric Buje told that his team managed to catch up with a schedule for the operation of the machine, which has been delayed due to the transition to the new Renault engine.Eric boullier "we May have decided to change the provider of the engine two weeks later than was required by our schedule, but these two weeks we are almost caught up.We must adapt to the new engine, but the architecture of the car remains the same.We have an interesting concept, so the transition will not be a big drama. Sometimes we can be smart".

2017-12-17 10:44:05

Max Verstappen Girls should be part of the grid

Max Verstappen Girls should be part of the grid

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen believes that the girls at the start of the race will remain part of the championship in the future. Previously the sports Director of a Formula 1 Ross Brawn said that the issue of denial of the presence of girls on the starting grid.Max Verstappen "Girls must stay"The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg added "It would be a shame if they stole this ornament of the grid. What will happen next year".

2017-12-16 11:54:03

Lewis Hamilton recommends that Fernando Alonso to fight

Lewis Hamilton recommends that Fernando Alonso to fight

Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton said that he hoped to fight for the title from Fernando Alonso.Lewis Hamilton "I'm going to prepare to fight more than ever. I will do everything to try and earn his fifth title next year.It will be a four-sided confrontation we, Red Bull, Ferrari and possibly McLaren. We can't afford to be complacent after the victory, we need to continue to work and improve in all areas.McLaren got the Renault engines. This year we were having a good duel with Alonso, and I'd like to be more of them in the future. Fernando deserves to fight in the leading group, so I hope he will be able to join the battle".

2017-12-15 11:44:03

James Ki not easy to put a Honda engine in the car Toro Rosso

James Ki not easy to put a Honda engine in the car Toro Rosso

In the next season Toro Rosso will use the Honda powerplant. Technical Director of the Italian team James Ki talked about the difficulties of transition to new engines.James Key "Honda Powerplant are markedly different, they are more compact than the Renault, but have a completely different architecture. You just can't put other engines - much needs to change in the layout of the machine. Yes, some details remain, but some will have to change, and the third and completely develop from scratch.Our team is actively working with Red Bull, but we are doing a lot themselves. We even have our own wind tunnel. Rules for Formula 1 require that we independently develop the car. Gearbox - the only thing we get from Red Bull".

2017-12-15 10:34:03

Cyril abiteboul Main goal is reliability

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul once again noted that his team strives to achieve greater reliability in 2018.Cyril abiteboul "Reliability will be in the first place. This is our main goal for the season. We have seen that without the reliability to fight for victory impossible.I think we were too aggressive last season in the work with the engine. All this has led to the loss of reliability. Now we intend to gradually improve the reliability, and then power. Over time, we'll be able to fight for victory".Last season, the three races were won by cars with Renault engines.

2017-12-14 10:24:04

Pierre went Out hoping for opportunities Honda

Pierre went Out hoping for opportunities Honda

The French pilot of the Toro Rosso Pierre went Out hoping the Honda engine in 2018 will help him to fight for points in every race.Pierre went Out "I Hope we will have the potential to fight for points almost every weekend. But with the arrival of Honda is changing a lot, so today it is difficult to understand the potential that we will have during the season. We have to wait for the February tests.I was able to talk to Alain Prost and Jean Alesi, and they told me that the home Grand Prix will be a special moment that will need to savor, because this race is held only once a year.With the Renault engine went Out and has not earned any points.

2017-12-13 16:24:03

Hulkenberg is ready for the challenge from Sainz

Hulkenberg is ready for the challenge from Sainz

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg said that he is ready to fight with Carlos Sainz, a new partner for the team.Nico "From the point of view of aerobatics, it was my best season. I have never played better. The faster the machine, the more they suit me. I can fly to the limit, and it's fun. The tires are much better, development went in the right direction.It was very clear that Carlos will be closer. Sainz talented and fast. We are only at the beginning of our relationship in the team, but Carlos is very important for the development of stables and a car. I hope one day we will be together with him to fight for the title".

2017-12-12 15:54:03

Robert Kubica Before and after the accident

Robert Kubica Before and after the accident

Robert Kubica's life was divided into two parts before and after the unfortunate accident in early 2011. But now he claims a place in Williams, and we decided to recall the development of career Polish pilot.2006 2005 Kubica with a huge advantage won the World series by Renault, for which he received a reward in the form of test driving the French Formula 1 race car. Many of the teams drew attention to Robert, but the first contract test pilot for 21-year-old pole has signed with BMW-Sauber. He trusted the tests and Friday practice, during which he showed good results. All went to the fact that in the season of 2007, Kubica will become a combat pilot of this team.However, the debut took place in 2006 when leader of the BMW-Sauber Jacques Villeneuve fell out with the leadership and left the team. In the first race in Hungary Robert ahead in qualifying experienced partner nick Heidfeld finished seventh, but from-for underweight and was disqualified. But a month later, at the Grand Prix of Italy in Monza, Kubica climbed to the third step of the podium.

2017-12-12 10:54:03

Cyril abiteboul Any predictions for next year

Cyril abiteboul Any predictions for next year

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul has admitted that it is difficult to make predictions for the next year.Cyril abiteboul "You know, I don't want to make any promises. First, it will depend on the reliability, because in this season we clearly saw that this is an important factor in the fight for points.I think we were in many cases too aggressive, trying too quickly to increase productivity and squeeze more power out of the engine. We put too much pressure customers.So I think we need to go step by step first, to achieve greater reliability, and then accumulate mileage during the winter tests. I think it is important for any work on optimizing the engine and chassis.If we can make progress by following this way, it is very good. So we have a chance to catch up with Mercedes".

2017-12-11 17:34:04

In McLaren parted ways with Honda because of the sponsors

In McLaren parted ways with Honda because of the sponsors

During the three-year partnership with team McLaren Honda has lost many major sponsors is one of the reasons which forced the British to change the supplier of engines.Zac brown, the head of McLaren "I Have experience in finding sponsors, but I knew that we will not be able to find new partners, while we will have such problems. We could not tell potential sponsors about the history that will soon be much better. So it's one of the reasons that pushed us to change the supplier of engines.But people continue to believe in McLaren, Renault they believe in, they believe in Alonso and Vandorn. I can honestly say that now negotiations with potential sponsors are much easier".

2017-12-11 10:14:03

Cyril abiteboul Carlos Sainz brought much good to the team/

Cyril abiteboul Carlos Sainz brought much good to the team/

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul said that Carlos Sainz, whose French team was poached from Toro Rosso at the end of the season, brought a lot of new energy.Cyril abiteboul "He obviously brought a lot of energy, of motivation, he has demonstrated a willingness to continue to move forward, to continue to show what he's capable of outside of the environment of Red Bull. Our team of op proved himself a strong pilot and was even able to score some important points.He showed some very useful areas for development for next year, because he came from the team with a different vision of the work. He brought with him some ideas and suggestions. He is very well versed in the mechanics of the car and how it all works. For us it will be a major step forward next year. We made the right decision, inviting the pilot".

2017-12-10 10:44:05

The son of the founder of Honda sympathizes with Alonso

Hirotoshi Honda said that he can understand the frustration of Fernando Alonso failed three-year project McLaren-Honda.It is believed that Alonso has insisted that McLaren had gone from the Japanese brand, turned his attention to Renault.Hirotoshi Honda "Alonso is a young, intelligent and fascinating people. I can easily understand why it was a big disappointment.A professional athlete's life is very short, and it's hard to lose three years in such an important moment in his career, but it's not my fault.I am sure of one thing. The Japanese have a culture of struggle in Formula 1. We are probably very polite, but we can fight.My father was a real fighter who hated to be second. Shortly before his death, when Senna could no longer win, dad complained about it from his sick bed".

2017-12-09 13:54:03

Alain Prost Renault will hardly be able to beat McLaren and Red Bull

Alain Prost Renault will hardly be able to beat McLaren and Red Bull

The Renault brand Ambassador Alain Prost said that his team is in theory not able to beat Red Bull and McLaren next year.Alain Prost "Any pressure on the team, as for me, this is a positive process, even if it is difficult.Factory stables will compete against the two well-established teams, where the whole organization that Renault still adjusts, already exists.And both of these teams also have the best pilots, maybe even the best. On paper we won't be able to beat Red Bull and McLaren".And Red Bull and McLaren next season will use the Renault engines.

2017-12-08 10:14:07

FIA We can't change the laws of the countries of the world

The President of the FIA Jean Todt said that his organization could not intervene in the legislative process to prevent incidents like Martin Budkowski transition from FIA to Renault.Jean Todt "As with all of our employees, Bukowski was hired by Swiss law. The law forbade him to work on a new place only three months, but we agreed with Renault to extend the ban to six months.We can't change a lot. The only solution is to ban the teams to recruit out of state FIA. Or if you are gaining, with the prohibition to work in a team for at least a year".

2017-12-07 10:24:02

Renault sets modest goals for new season

The Renault brand Ambassador Alain Prost said that the objectives of the French team of Formula 1 are quite modest.Alain Prost "I think we should be realistic and careful with our goals.Why Because the team competitors grow in their results. We should develop step by step, but we will show that it is progressing.We need to recognize that there is still much to be done to reduce the backlog from Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. Next year we must not lose 1.5 seconds on the circle, and only 0.8.Here's how we do it we need to build not only the car but also team spirit, pay attention to detail.

2017-12-07 10:14:04

Esteban Windows fears McLaren

The pilot Force India Esteban Windows believes that his team is simply obliged to perform well next year, because one of the rivals will become team McLaren.Esteban Windows "We need to be just perfect next year. Should speak at each stage.I hope that we will begin with more high notes than this year. We need to be perfect, because McLaren is back with Renault. It will be difficult to fight for their place".

2017-12-06 10:14:03

Vettel and Hulkenberg doubt the return of Kubica

The Ferrari pilot Sebastian Vettel admitted he was not sure that Robert Kubica will return to Formula 1.Sebastian Vettel "I think that accident was very tragic. He was considered a future champion, but I don't understand why he now seeks to return.Why didn't he do this sooner For him it would be a good story, but, on the other hand, his return would have blocked the way for other young pilots, more decent work in the Formula-1".The pilot of Renault's Nico Hulkenberg agrees that the return of Kubica will be a great story for Formula 1.Nico Hulkenberg "During tests we saw that the speed Robert has. But, we don't know how it will manifest itself on the first lap in Monaco or Singapore.I hope that he will be able to race at the highest level. But we will see only next year. I estimate the chances of him returning as 50 to 50".

2017-12-05 16:24:04

Egor Orudzhev Level Strolla not yet at the level of Formula 1

Russian Egor Orudzhev, who plays several years in Formula Renault 3.5, says that lance Stroll doesn't deserve a place in Formula-1.Egor Orudzhev in an interview with Sport FM "the Level of lance Stroll not yet at the level of Formula 1. About all the pilots of Formula-1, we can say that they are in Formula 1 that they are on the level. But lance Stroll somehow drops out of the list. When the Stroll doesn't pass even the first segment of qualifying, and Massa manages to pass in the third - that says a lot. Fighting for points is always Mass, and lance behind. Perfect composition for Williams Kubica and Sirotkin. Kvyat and Sirotkin Well, or Sirotkin and OrujovOf course, it's a question of money. Without money Stroll they would probably not have made a competitive machine".

2017-12-02 11:44:04

Sergey Sirotkin wants to stay in Williams

Sergey Sirotkin wants to stay in Williams

Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin has admitted that he hopes for a place in Williams in the season of 2018.Although Robert Kubica - the first candidate for the vacant position, Sergey was also able to spend a good test in Abu Dhabi.Sergey Sirotkin "I want to thank Williams for what they gave me the opportunity to Express themselves, even if I don't know what the future will bring.I was here not to enjoy the sun and the world's best cars. I can't hope to place Renault in the near future. However, for me there's still a chance to get the privilege to work with different teams at the highest level.I first met Robert on these tests. He is very open and kind. He happily talked with me and we could compare our times. Robert calmly assessed the situation, even if it was not on his side. I think he really held an exceptional job in the last tests.Just to place a reserve pilot is not for me. I have a lot to learn, but I want to and the adrenaline of racing".

2017-11-29 10:24:03

Sergey Sirotkin made his debut behind the wheel of a Williams

Sergey Sirotkin made his debut behind the wheel of a Williams

The Williams team on the second day of tests in Abu Dhabi gave the cockpit your machine to Sergey Sirotkin. The Russians drove the first laps.Sirotkin previously conducted tests and Friday practice in the composition Sauber and Renault.

2017-11-29 10:14:04

The tests in Abu Dhabi continues

In Abu Dhabi launched the second and final day of testing with the participation of all ten Formula 1 teams.Eight teams will sit behind the wheel combat pilots. Sauber will try their hand bidder to be the combat pilot Charles LeClair and Williams will hold a regular comparative tests Sersea Sirotkin and Robert Kubica. The cockpit of the second car McLaren is a reserve pilot team 18-year-old Lando Norris.The composition of the teams, November 29- Mercedes Valtteri Bottas - Red Bull Max Verstappen - Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Okon - Williams Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica McLaren two cars Stoffel Vandorn and Lando Norris - Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley - Haas Kevin Magnussen - Renault Carlos Sainz Sauber Charles LeClair.

2017-11-28 11:44:03

In Abu Dhabi started tests

After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.

2017-11-27 16:44:06

Carlos Sainz I want Kvyat back

Carlos Sainz I want Kvyat back

The pilot of Renault, Carlos Sainz has admitted that he was sorry that Daniil Kvyat had to retire from Formula 1.Carlos Sainz "I saw Daniel one day, after Austin, but since then I haven't heard about it, and I don't know what his further plans. I wish him all the best as he deserves to return to Formula 1.He was always pushing me forward, so I hope he gets another chance".

2017-11-27 11:24:06

Fernando Alonso It was an important race for the team

Fernando Alonso It was an important race for the team

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso in the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi finished ninth. It was the last race for the Union McLaren-Honda.Fernando Alonso "It was an important race for us. It was the last stage of the joint project McLaren-Honda. The race was uninteresting, except for the interesting struggle with Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz. We decided to fight with Felipe, and it worked, but then for most of the race we were just driving along. It was exactly the race the start was great, the strategy is successful - so I'm happy earned two points.For us it was a tough season, it's been a hard three years, but I'm still very proud of this project. From the point of view of the results, we really played below his expectations, but nevertheless, everyone worked very hard forces. Now, we wish all the best to Honda and waiting for the start of the project McLaren-Renault. Now this is a new Chapter in our history".

2017-11-26 18:54:05

Niko Hulkenberg earned a penalty

The only penalty box during the race in Abu Dhabi was Nico Hulkenberg, who on the first lap ahead of Sergio Perez, cut the 12-th turn.Still in the race hlkenberg has fulfilled a 5-second penalty. After the finish the pilot Renault got a penalty score.

2017-11-26 18:34:03

Nico I agree with penalty

Nico I agree with penalty

The pilot of Renault and Nico Hulkenberg finished in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in sixth position, despite a 5-second penalty received in the beginning of the race.Nico Hulkenberg "the Start was very dense. I immediately joined in the fight with Perez. I don't know how to comment on this situation by leaving the track, since we have different point of view on this issue. But I agree with the penalty. When I went in for a pit stop, I thought it very long, but then remembered that I was waiting for a five second penalty.At the end of the race we have met all our goals. We are satisfied with the result, so in General, all ended well. The sixth result was our maximum."Sixth place in the race allowed the team to bypass the Renault and Toro Rosso to take sixth place in the constructors ' championship.