Formula 1

Palmer aiming to leave Renault on a high 0

Jolyon Palmer is aiming to end his season with Renault with “six of the best races” as he looks to secure a seat in Formula 1 for next season. Renault have announced Palmer is to be replaced by Carlos Sainz for the 2018 season and the Britain produced his best-ever finish, coming in 6th at(…)

Hamilton unsure if Mercedes can fix weaknesses before 2018 0

Lewis Hamilton has expressed doubts as to whether his Mercedes team can address its current weaknesses ahead of the 2018 season. The British driver won the recent Singapore GP but ultimately, the car has struggled with high-downforce, slower F1 circuits such as Marina Bay (Singapore). Mercedes main competitor, Ferrari, scored one-two finishes in the previous(…)

McLaren ditch Honda for Renault in 2018 0

They say ‘never go back’… Nowhere does this ring truer than in Formula 1 and in particular, the beleaguered partnership between McLaren and Honda which has decided to separate after a disastrous 2017-2018 season to date. A partnership with French manufacturer Renault has been lined up for next season, as the British team attempt to(…)

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(…)

Hamilton unlikely to race for another F1 team 0

Lewis Hamilton has admitted the chances of him racing for another Formula 1 team during his career are slim, given the success he has enjoyed since signing with Mercedes. The British driver has a contract with the Germans until 2018, but various sources have speculated that the three time champion could move to Ferrari in(…)

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,(…)

Renault kicks off 40th anniversary celebrations with Monaco display 0

2017 marks 40 years since Renault first graced the Formula 1 circuits of the world and to celebrate, the French manufacturer paraded their very first challenger around the streets of Monaco. The RSO1 was Formula 1’s first turbo charged car and was driven around the streets of the principality by the man who first helmed(…)

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(…)

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(…)