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RENAULT PARTNER F1 PILOTS

They contribute to Renault’s fame in F1. Meet the drivers of our partner racing teams, powered by Renault Sport F1 and the RS27-2013 engine.

Red Bull Racing F1 Team 

Sebastian Vettel

Mark Webber

Red Bull Racing is an Austrian F1 racing team founded in 2005. It has used Renault engines since 2007. In 2010, with Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel as its drivers, Red Bull Racing won the World Constructors’ Championship for the first time. It repeated the feat the following 2 years, thus holding 3 constructors’ title. It is now named Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

 

Sebastian Vettel is a German driver who was born in 1987. He began driving karts at the age of eight. He made his Formula 1 debut in 2007, when he joined the Williams-BMW team. In 2009 the driver nicknamed “Baby Schumi" Vettel (an allusion to his fellow German and multiple F1 Championship winner, Michael Schumacher), joined Red Bull Racing. He became the youngest F1 World Champion in 2010, and the youngest 3-times F1 Champion in 2012, at the age of 25.

 

Mark Webber is the second driver on the Red Bull Racing team. Webber, an Australian, started out racing motorcycles and karts in 1991 and also did some rally racing. He has been driving in Formula 1 since the 2002 season, when he joined the Scuderia Minardi. He has been with Red Bull Racing since 2007, first with David Coulthard and then with Sebastian Vettel as teammate.


Lotus F1 Team 

Kimi Räikkönen

Romain Grosjean

Lotus F1 Team is a British team that is making its debut in F1 as a constructor in 2012. The team is owned by Genii Capital and supported by the manufacturer Lotus Cars. In 2011 it raced under the name Lotus Renault GP following the sale of Renault F1 Team.

 

Kimi Räikkönen is a Finnish driver and winner of an F1 World Drivers’ Championship (a title he took in 2007 at the wheel of a Ferrari). He debuted in Formula 1 with Sauber-Petronas in 2001 and then drove for McLaren Mercedes and Ferrari. After taking a break in 2010-2011 to compete in the WRC, he returned to F1 by signing with Lotus F1 Team for the 2012 season.

 

Romain Grosjean is a French-Swiss driver who joined the team in 2012. His history in Formula 1 is closely tied to Renault’s. He got his first taste of F1 in 2008, when he entered the Renault Driver Development program and became the second test driver for Renault F1 Team. He was “discovered” while competing in the World Series by Renault and soon became the third driver on Renault F1 Team.


Williams F1 Team 

Pastor Maldonado

Valtteri Bottas

Williams F1 Team was founded in 1997 in the UK by Frank Williams and Patrick Head. Holding 16 world titles, it is one of Formula One's most prestigious teams.It won critical acclaim alongside succès Renault Sportnow known as Renault Sport F1) and driver Alain Prost, in the years 1988-1997. 2012 marks the return of the great partnership between Williams and Renault.

 

Pastor Maldonado, Venezuelian driver, born in 1985, began in Formula One in 2002, in the Formula Ford championship before moving on to Formula Renault 2.0 and 3.5. In 2011 he signed with Williams F1 Team.

 

Valtteri Bottas is a Finnish driver, who spent 2 years in Formula Renault (2007-2008) before joining Williams F1 Team in 2012 as 3rd driver in 2010. In 2013, he replaces Bruno Senna.


Caterham F1 Team 

Charles Pic

Giedo van der Garde

Caterham F1 Team, which previous competed under the names Lotus F1 Racing (2010) and Team Lotus (2011), was created in 2009. French driver Charles Pic signed with the team in 2012 to become a permanent driver for the team in 2013.  

 

Charles Pic is a French driver, who started his career in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2007 and went on to Formula Renault 3.5 until 2009. He drives in Formula One since 2012 and joined Caterham F1 Team in 2013.

 

Giedo van der Garde is a Dutch driver, born in 1985. He drives in Formula One since 2012, when he was third driver for Caterham F1 Team, and after having raced in Formula 3 Euro Series and World Series by Renault.


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