Renault Sport F1 Team Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 69th season of Formula One has officially concluded, and Mercedes continued to steamroll the competition in the Hybrid Era. Lewis Hamilton once again proved to have risen on the occasion as Sebastian Vettel faded away due to Ferrari’s costly errors that eliminated him from the championship race. Not only that, the 2019 season is starting to look clear with key names having no choice but to become a test driver or find different ventures in favor of even younger drivers and even the comeback for theRead More

Posted On February 20, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Renault Debuts New F1 Challenger

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Renault Sport Formula One Team debuted their newest F1 challenger today, dubbed the RS18. It features a sinister, mostly black livery that somewhat disguises a clear evolution of their 2017 car, the RS17. That car finished last season as the fourth fastest machine in the hands of late addition Carlos Sainz and team leader Nico Hulkenberg. With that in mind the immediate future looks bright, but with McLaren widely expected to take a major leap forward the fight for the best of the rest which RenaultRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas – Carlos Sainz is ready to begin the next chapter of his Formula One career with Renault for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. The 23-year-old Spaniard moved over to the Enstone-based squad after being at Scuderia Toro Rosso since 2015. Currently sitting ninth in the championship standings, Sainz put in a career-best effort of fourth at Singapore last month. The move will give Sainz four races with his new team in preparation for 2018. However, looking towards thisRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The Renault Sport F1 Team has appointed Oliver Rowland as its latest development driver for the 2017 season. Competing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship with DAMS this year, the team will push the 24-year-old through simulator programs with future dates setup on track. “My aim has always been to get a role in Formula 1 so it’s great to see all my hard work pay off,” said Rowland via team release. “The Renault Sport Academy was the perfect training ground and the role of DevelopmentRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Jolyon Palmer has called out Renault after a rough Saturday came to a halt after a last place result in qualifying for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The 26-year-old Brit took blame for his crash in second practice on Friday, which forced the team to rebuild the R.S.17. However, Palmer struggled with pace in FP3, ending the session 19th before the day worsened in qualifying. With a lap at 1 minute, 28.244 seconds, Palmer was well over a second off the next slowest car, which wasRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Renault took to the track for its filming day at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya ahead of the preseason test set to take place next week. The French outfit revealed the R.S.17 on Tuesday with an aggressive yellow and black livery to balance the changes to a challenger they hope can be among the top five teams in Formula 1. Jolyon Palmer was given the honor of giving the R.S.17 its first laps at the Spanish circuit. The only footage came from the team via Twitter and canRead More

Posted On February 21, 2017By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Renault Launches 2017 F1 Challenger

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Renault Sport F1 Team became the third squad to reveal its 2017 Formula 1 car – the RS17. The launch came at an event in London with the team also officially introducing race drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer, and test driver Sergei Sorotkin. Having finished ninth in the constructors’ standings last season, Renault Sport president Jerome Stoll set the target for fifth place for the upcoming season. “The RS17 is the first car which Enstone and Viry (Renault’s UK and French F1 bases) have beenRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Renault announced that it will be switching fuel suppliers to BP/Castrol for the 2017 Formula 1 season. The French outfit had been involved with Total, but upon weighing options with its involvement decided a move was necessary. Jerome Stoll, president of Renault Sport Racing, is “proud” to help return the tradition of the fuel and lubricants company to the sport of F1. “The return of BP and Castrol, brands with such strong heritage in motorsport, is very good news and opens new opportunities for our FormulaRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Frederic Vasseur helped lead Renault Sport F1 back onto the grid in last season, but unfortunately, the two have decided to part ways prior to 2017. The Frenchman worked alongside Renault F1 chief Cyril Abiteboul with restructuring and recruitment for long term vision. Vasseur was promoted to team principal midway through the season as Abiteboul moved to the factory with a focus on overseeing the operation. The team released a statement on the departure, citing it as a “mutual agreement” and that there is no changeRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The dominoes continue to fall as now Renault have confirmed the launch date for their 2017 Formula 1 machine for February 21. In what feels like a contest of ‘who can show it off first,’ the French manufacturer’s date is three days ahead of Ferrari, two ahead of Mercedes and one ahead of Force India. The team, which returned to F1 last season after taking over the Lotus F1 Team, finished 2016 with nine points en route to ninth in the constructors’ standings. The 2017 lineupRead More