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By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Robert Kubica has completed his first Formula 1 test in six years. The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner had an incredibly bright F1 future curtailed in February 2011 after crashing his Skoda Fabia rally car in the Ronde di Andora. The accident left Kubica’s arms and hands severely injured and put an immediate end to his single seater career. After intensive rehabilitation he was able to recover and went on to compete in various World Rally Championship and sports car races in the years that followed. RecentlyRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Renault Sport F1 Team announced that Jolyon Palmer will return for the 2017 season. The 25-year-old Brit and 2014 GP2 Series champion has endured a tough rookie campaign, but managed to score his first championship point in round 16 at the Malaysian Grand Prix last month. Palmer joins recently announced Nico Hulkenberg at Renault, giving the Enstone-based team a veteran presence to go along with its progressing driver. After several weeks of debate, Palmer expressed jubilation upon his announced return. “I’m over the moon to beRead More
Formula One World Championship leader Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of opening practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix in a session that was red-flagged when Kevin Magnussen’s Renault caught fire in the pit lane. Magnussen had just two installation laps on the board when returned to the garage with a suspected fuel leak. As his car was wheeled back into the car he was suddenly told to jump out as flames burst from the airbox behind his head. The fire was quickly brought under control but fuel continued toRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Magnussen has passed medical checks, but will require one final assessment on Thursday prior to racing in the Italian Grand Prix. The 23-year-old Dane lost control on lap six of the Belgian Grand Prix at Eau Rouge before suffering heavy impact into the barrier at Raidillon. The Renault driver sustained a heavily bruised left ankle, which have forced him to undergo a series of checks to indicate that he is fit to race at Monza this weekend. Doctors from the FIA will make the finalRead More
Renault has announced that they will make a decision regarding their future in Formula 1 by the end of the year. The engine supplier of Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso, Renault has a contract with the two teams until the end of the 2016 season. Since the V6 era has began last year in Formula 1 Renault powered teams have struggled, leading to much debate as to whether or not the French manufacturer will once again become its own works team, or leave the sport altogether. Renault Sport F1Read More