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Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016

Magnussen to start from pit lane after penalty

Renault driver Kevin Magnussen must start this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix from the pit lane after failing to stop at the weighbridge during Friday's second practice session. Magnussen was called to the weighbridge at the end of running but "when signalled to do so by the red traffic light, the car was not returned to the FIA garage and work was undertaken." Consequently, Magnussen must now commence Sunday's Grand Prix from the pit lane.  

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016

Magnussen: Renault clearly a top team

Kevin Magnussen has described Renault as a 'top team' as it bids to return to the front of the Formula 1 grid across the next few years. Renault has returned to the sport as a full works team for the first time since 2010, and recruited former McLaren driver Magnussen to head its attack, after the Dane spent 2015 on the sidelines. Magnussen, who spent several years within the McLaren fold, was impressed by Renault's approach after the Australian Grand Prix, in which he finished […]

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016

Palmer: Renault job 'incredible' despite no points

Renault's Jolyon Palmer hailed his team for an 'incredible' job, despite failing to score points at the Australian Grand Prix. Palmer qualified in 14th place at Albert Park and went on to complete the race in 11th place, as he finished only seven seconds adrift of Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen. It was Renault's first race as a full works team since 2010, and Palmer's first start since his last GP2 entry in Abu Dhabi in 2014. Palmer's team-mate, Kevin Magnussen, recovered to 12th despite suffering […]

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Q2 result exceeded expectations for Renault

Renault drivers Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen expressed surprise at progressing through to the second knockout segment during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Renault has returned to Formula 1 as a full works team after a five year absence but both drivers made it through to Q2, with Palmer in 14th and Magnussen in 15th. "We’re happy to be in Q2; we didn’t really expect much more," said Palmer. "I hadn’t done many laps in the dry here so I was trying to build […]

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Palmer admits Renault expectations low

Formula 1 rookie Jolyon Palmer has admitted that Renault's expectations are low as it prepares for its full-time comeback into the sport at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix. Renault has taken over the Lotus operation to lead a Formula 1 team for the first time since 2010, with Palmer retained as a driver, having originally been signed by the outfit in its previous guise. Palmer had already expressed frustrations over his disrupted pre-season testing programme and now accepts that the ambition is to be in […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Renault launches 2016 race livery

Renault has launched its definitive 2016 race livery, with the manufacturer unveiling a matte yellow scheme during an event ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. Renault, which has taken over the Lotus squad, used a mainly black livery during pre-season testing, but has now launched its RS16 in the yellow colours historically associated with the manufacturer. The updated scheme will make its on-track debut during free practice on Friday, when Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer take to the streets of Albert Park. The livery was […]

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016

Latifi joins Renault as test driver

Renault has announced that it has signed GP2 youngster Nicholas Latifi as a test driver, with the Canadian set to participate in at least one free practice session for the team this season. Latifi, 20, finished 11th in last year's Formula Renault 3.5 championship and will this season tackle his first full season of GP2 for DAMS, having participated in selected rounds in 2014 and 2015. "Being named test driver for Renault is something very special - an amazing opportunity," he said. "There’s a lot […]

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016

Magnussen targets points on Renault debut

Kevin Magnussen says a points finish is his ambition as he prepares to make his full-time Formula 1 comeback with Renault in Australia this weekend. Magnussen finished second on his debut at Albert Park in 2014 but was unable to start his sole event last year as his McLaren developed an engine problem on the way to the grid. Magnussen has not entered a race since his last appearance for McLaren 12 months ago but now makes a return to the sport with Renault, alongside […]

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Palmer overcomes Renault gearbox problem

Jolyon Palmer expressed optimism after he was able to overcome a gearbox problem in his Renault RS16 to complete a race distance during testing in Spain. Palmer completed the fewest laps of any drivers in the opening test and was hit by a further setback when he took over testing duties from Kevin Magnussen on Thursday. However, the British rookie was able to carry out a full race simulation during the afternoon session as he placed 10th on the leaderboard. "I watched Kevin notch-up so […]

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Magnussen hails positive pre-season for Renault

Kevin Magnussen says he heads to the Australian Grand Prix with a positive mentality after concluding his pre-season testing programme at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Magnussen set the third best time for Renault on the second day of the final test and completed 126 laps despite suffering from a small water leak in the RS16. Magnussen will now hand over to team-mate Jolyon Palmer for the remainder of the test. "It’s been a positive pre-season of testing for me and I couldn’t have wanted much […]

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Magnussen pleased with Renault baseline

Kevin Magnussen believes Renault has a good baseline on which to build after he finished fourth fastest on the final day of the opening pre-season test in Spain. Magnussen, making his Formula 1 return after a year out, admitted he was "bruised" after 153 laps in the RS16, with his running coming to a halt 15 minutes early when he ran out of fuel. Despite this, the Dane is upbeat about the potential at Renault in 2016. "I think it’s a good baseline, it’s nice […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Renault halted by power unit failure

Renault was forced to sit out the bulk of the afternoon session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya after Jolyon Palmer's RS16 suffered a power unit component failure. Palmer brought the red flags out half an hour into afternoon running on the approach to Turn 3, with a small amount of smoke trailing from his car. Palmer ultimtely ended the day in 10th place, having completed 42 laps, the fewest of any of the drivers. "The positives from today are immediately apparent," said an upbeat Palmer. […]