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Renault engines will keep Alonso say McLaren 0

McLaren believe that the proposed switch from Honda to Renault engines for the 2018 season should be enough to keep Fernando Alonso driving for the team. The final decision as to whether or not to switch engines should be made shortly. Speculation has been gathering momentum that the team will make the change to Renault(…)

A look back at the Renault 12 (1969 – 1980) 0

The Renault 12 was designed to be an all encompassing replacement for the company’s mid-sized range of saloons, the rear engined R10 in particular which by the late 1960s was looking dated and out of touch with the competition. It was also seen as a potential bridge between the R8 and R16 models and a(…)

Renault admits to mistakes with 2017 F1 engine 0

Renault has admitted it made mistakes with the 2017 F1 engine, saying it tried to do too much, too quickly and has subsequently suffered reliability issues as a result. After deciding the F1 power unit had peaked in terms of development, Renault decided to begin a ‘concept revamp’ on the engine, with the goal of(…)

Renault add ‘Black Edition’ to Clio RS 0

For a few hundred pounds, Clio RS enthusiasts can now get their hands on ‘Black Edition’ styling pads for the brand’s primary rival to Ford’s Fiesta ST. The styling packs can be added to both the 200 and 220 Trophy versions of the Renaultsport Clio; they cost around £350 – or £200 if you have(…)

Kubica drives a Formula 1 car again almost seven years after accident 0

Six and a half years after a freak driving accident ended his Formula 1 career and almost killed him, Polish driver, Robert Kubica has returned to the sport he left abruptly behind, taking a contemporary Renault F1 car to the track in Hungary. Cheered on from the banks of the Hungaroring by thousands of fans,(…)

A look back at the Renault 4 (1961 – 1962) 0

The Renault 4 was initially conceived as a competitor to the Citroen 2CV that was effortlessly sweeping all before it as the sixties got under way. The influences of the perky little two-horse-power are clear for all to see in Renault’s response. The ‘4’ bettered its Gallic rival by providing passengers with a bit more(…)

Kubica will not race in 2017 say Renault 0

Renault have said Polish Formula One driver Robert Kubica will not compete in Formula 1 this season and that his test drive on the circuit at Hungaroring was purely to evaluate his chances of making a return in 2018. Speculation that the Pole might be making a return to the sport, replacing underperforming driver Jolynn(…)

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(…)

A look back at the Renault Dauphine (1956 – 1967) 0

Last week, we nostalgically cast our eyes over the Renault 4CV, a car easily as much of a French icon as Citroen’s little run-around, and with twice the horsepower. The 4CV was probably the car that laid the foundations for Renault’s subsequent success; the Dauphine however was that success. It shifted a phenomenal two million(…)

A look back at the Renault 4CV (1947 – 1961) 0

Arguably as much of an iconic symbol of France as the Citroen 2CV, the Renault 4CV is every bit as important, despite its rear-engined setup not quite catching on. Built over a 14-year period, more than one million 4CVs were produced, providing an affordable, effective car for the masses. The origins of the 4CV began(…)