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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 concept doubles up as an extra room in your house 0

So, as concepts go, this one is fairly ‘out there’… Renault wowed guests at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, with a driverless concept car that doubles up as an extra room in your house. When not travelling from A to B, the Renault Symbioz converts to a cosy snug you can hang out with friends.(…)

New ‘wireless’ charging development could see electric car sales overtake petrol and diesel 0

Two of the most obvious drawbacks with electric vehicles (at least in their current state) is the limited range the battery allows, and the length of time it takes to charge them. With the Government’s newly drafted legislation, which will see the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles banned from 2040, electric cars are(…)

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(…)