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Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hulkenberg scores Renault's second point finish

Renault Sport Formula One Team secured its second points-scoring finish of 2017 with a robust eighth place from Nico Hülkenberg in the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Hulkenberg started eighth then ran a mammoth 40-lap stint on his qualifying Ultrasort tyres before changing to the Supersoft tyres for a final 12-lap bid to wrestle seventh place from Esteban Ocon.  “I’m really happy with the strategy we ran today; there wasn’t too much left from the tyres at the end of that first stint, but […]

Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Palmer enjoys first top 10 qualifying result

Jolyon Palmer qualified in the top ten for the first time in his Formula 1 career at Bahrain International Circuit on Saturday. The Brit staged a good recovery after a tricky weekend so far; following a difficult FP3 by improving steadily all the way through the qualifying session. Palmer will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from 5th row, behind Williams' Felipe Massa.  “It’s my best ever qualifying; Q3 for the first time, and I’ve seen a full hour of qualifying, which is nice", Palmer says. "I’m happy, especially as we had a […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Renault retains Palmer for 2017

Renault confirms that it will retain Jolyon Palmer for the 2017 Formula 1 season. Palmer will join the recently-announced Nico Hülkenberg to complete the team’s driver line-up for next year. Twenty-five year old Jolyon Palmer won the GP2 Series in 2014 and joined Renault as the third driver at the start of the 2015 season, graduating to race driver in 2016. He has started 18 grand prix to date, scoring his first world championship point at this year’s Malaysian GP. “We are delighted to retain […]

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

Hülkenberg joins Renault from 2017

Nico Hülkenberg will leave Force India at the end of this season to join Renault for 2017, as part of a multi-year deal with the team. He is the first driver announced to be racing with the Enstone-based squad next season. The German driver reckons he is grateful that Force India has given him the chance to take up this new opportunity after agreeing to his departure before the end of his contract. “Renault has always been a big player in the motorsport world that brings up […]

Posted on Sunday, October 2, 2016

Palmer joins point-scorer club

Jolyon Palmer scored his maiden Formula One point in today’s Malaysia Grand Prix thanks to a clean drive and a one-stop strategy that allowed him to beat Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz. The Renault’s driver put his disappointment from yesterday’s qualifying behind him to deliver in emphatic fashion his tenth-placed finish from P19 on the grid. “Point-scorer: It feels good! I’m really happy, I think the whole week has been really positive. The race was really smooth - I wish it was always so straightforward! “I […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Renault Sport unveils R.S.16 challenger

Renault Sport has unveiled its challenger for the 2016 campaign, the R.S.16, during a ceremony at its Guyancourt base on Wednesday. Renault confirmed in December that it would be returning to the sport after taking over the Lotus squad, which it previously ran between 2001 and 2010. The 2016 machine will be known as the R.S.16 and will make its track debut during the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 22. It will be raced by Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer, […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Renault's 2016 car passes crash tests

Renault's 2016 car has passed the mandatory FIA crash tests, clearing the manufacturer for its full-time return to the sport as a works team this season. Following a period of deliberation, Renault opted to purchase the Enstone operation, which has been run as Lotus since the 2012 campaign. The team, still currently using the Lotus moniker, confirmed on Twitter that its as-yet-unnamed 2016 challenger has cleared the crash tests. Renault has not yet revealed full plans for 2016, with a press conference set to be […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Renault realistic over Montreal hopes

Renault says that it is aware it faces a tough challenge at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix, despite making improvements across recent races. Renault claimed its first victory of the V6 power unit era in Montreal last year courtesy of Daniel Ricciardo following problems for both Mercedes drivers, but endured a difficult start to 2015 due to performance and reliability issues. Red Bull managed to claim fourth and fifth in Monaco but Renault has warned that the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will not play to the […]

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

Renault considering withdrawal from Formula 1

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul says the company could pull out of Formula 1. Abiteboul was asked whether the company was considering buying Toro Rosso - which is currently supplies with power units - but the Frenchman suggested that it could go in the opposite direction and withdraw from the sport. "I can confirm that we are looking at a lot of options, including getting out of Formula 1," he said. "Honestly, if Formula 1 is that bad for Renault's reputation, if we see that […]

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Renault has 'renewed confidence' after Spa win

Renault says that they will head to next weekend's Italian Grand Prix with 'renewed confidence' after Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo collected his third win of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix. Renault had expected to struggle at Spa Francorchamps, but Ricciardo gave the French engine supplier their third victory of the new era, while Sebastian Vettel was fifth and Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat finished ninth. Renault's head of track operations Remi Taffin cites their improved relationship with Red Bull as a key […]