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OUR COMMITMENT IN F1

For over 35 years, Renault and Formula 1 have been pursuing a common goal: to push back the limits of motor sports and technology. After going back to its core expertise as an engine-provider in 2011, Renault powers 4 teams in 2014, amounting to one third of the grid.

Renault goes back to its core expertise as engine supplier 

Renault has won 12 Constructors' World Titles (as motorist and team) and went back to its core activity as an engine supplier in 2011. Renault powers 4 teams in 2014: world champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing; Lotus F1 Team; Caterham F1 Team and Scuderia Toro Rosso Team.

 

Renault’s renewed commitment to F1 underlines how important Grand Prix racing is to the brand. As well as being a formidable springboard to
promote its image across the globe, motor racing’s highest tier doubles up as a test laboratory for new technology – a factor that will become ever more relevant in the years ahead, when new engine regulations are implemented.

 
Renault Sport F1 is the department that has been set up to oversee
this programme. The main thrust of its work takes place at Viry-
Châtillon, traditionally the technical hub of Renault’s F1 activities where engines have been developed, built and tested for more than 35 years. 

 

This season, the emphasis is on downsizing and electric power. The Renault Energy F1 2014 power-unit complies with the new FIA rules and represents a high-tech breakthrough, delivering a spectacular cut in fuel consumption, with its direct-injection turbocharged engine coupled

to advanced energy recovery and electrification systems. 

 

Each team also has its own group of engine specialists and technicians who are assigned for the season’s duration. Furthermore, the eight Renault-powered drivers have a dedicated engine engineer.


Renault powers 4 racing teams in 2014 

Infiniti Red Bull Racing

Lotus F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Scuderia Toro Rosso

    Red Bull Racing: the world champions are powered by Renault engines for the 7th season running. During the Renault Sport F1 and Red Bull Racing Technology partnership extension, the two will work jointly to produce an engine that can be easily integrated into the new chassis. Sebastian Vettel (world title holder) and Daniel Ricciardo will deliver again this season thanks to the RB9.

    Lotus F1 Team: Renault is supplying engines and technological support to the team that previously competed under the name Renault F1 Team, with whom it won 2 world championships in 2005 and 2006. The black and gold E21 will be driven again this year by Pastor Maldonado and Romain Grosjean.

    Caterham F1 Team: ex-Team Lotus and Renault Sport F1 extend their engine deal until the end of 2013. The Team has a sound technological base with the Renault engine and Red Bull Technology transmission, as well as a KERS system provided by Renault Sport F1 and Red Bull Technology. Two young drivers, : Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson hold the destiny of the CT03 in their hands.

    Scuderia Toro Rosso: This new partnership builds on the links that already exist between Renault and Renault à Infiniti Red Bull Racing, sister team to Toro Rosso. The Renault V6 turbo power unit will equip drivers Daniil Kvyat and Jean-Eric Vergne.


 


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