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Renault boss open to Alonso for 2018 but issues warning to future drivers 0

The boss of Renault’s Formula 1 team, Cyril Abiteboul has warned any potential drivers for 2018 – Fernando Alonso included – that they won’t be competing for the Championship. Following a four-year hiatus, Renault returned to Formula 1 in 2016 but have yet to make any significant impact, finishing 9th overall from 11 teams last(…)

Renault snaps up young British driver for development programme 0

Renault has snapped up young British driver Oliver Rowland as a development driver with the 24 year old aiming to bag one of the car maker’s Formula 1 drives for 2018. Rowland, who is 24, comes from the celebrated Renault academy and his new role with the development team will involve time in the simulator(…)

A look back at the Renault Safrane (1992) 0

For today’s nostalgic retrospective, travel back with us to the giddy days of the early 1990s. New Labour was just a glint in the eye of a youthful Tony Blair and the England football team was…still rubbish, sigh… Despite other manufacturers moving away from large executive vehicles – the market was believed to be dying(…)

Renault introducing ‘exciting’ upgrades to F1 operations 0

Renault are so confident with the upgrades they’re planning to roll out on their Formula One cars, team boss Cyril Abiteboul says if they were fitted to the vehicles at the moment, the team would be “easily in the points.” At the season curtain raiser in Australia, Renault missed out on a top-ten showing after(…)

Renault faces up to lack of preparation 0

After they finished outside the points in Melbourne, the MD of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul, admitted the team went into the GP lacking “mileage and preparation”. Jolyon Palmer endured a horrific season opener in Australia that ended in retirement, with the UK driver pulling up after only 15 laps with brake problems. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg fared(…)

F1 must treat manufacturers like ‘main players’ says Renault chief 0

Renault believes that F1 needs to start treated the manufacturers with the respect they deserve as ‘main players’ within the Championship, because of the amount they contribute to the sport. In what Renault Sport Racing President, Jerome Stoll, is calling a “new era” for the sport, under the stewardship of Liberty Media, he declared that(…)

New F1 engine exceeding expectations says Renault 0

Ahead of the new F1 season, Renault has announced that during testing, the new engine is performing far better than expected. The French team are debuting a brand new concept for the 2017 season, as they bid to close the gap on championship thoroughbreds Mercedes and Ferrari. Despite a few reliability problems during the testing(…)

Renault Trezor wins Concept Car Design award 0

The Renault Trezor has won Best Concept Car of the Year at the Car Design News awards, triumphing over rivals such as Jaguar and Mercedes. The Trezor was first revealed by the French carmaker in September last year at the Paris Motor Show, where its sleek and futuristic appearance wowed the public and press alike.(…)