The Renault Formula One team, was a French and British Formula One racing team which won Constructors' and Drivers' titles in 2005 and 2006. 1989  McLaren, 1990  McLaren Piquet Jr. finished fourth in the team's best performance of the season. Hoping to secure second place in the Constructors' Championship, Renault replaced Trulli with 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve for the final three races. 1986  Williams At Long Beach, Jabouille qualified 13th, but retired as the turbo failed again on lap 44. Petrov retired in the closing laps of the race, but was still classified 13th. [93] In the early part of the season, the Energy F1-2014 was the subject of various criticisms for its poor reliability and lack of top speed,[94][95][96] including one by Red Bull's boss Christian Horner which described the performance as "unacceptable" after an unsuccessful team's home race in Austria. Trulli often outqualified his British teammate, but was generally shaded in races by the Briton. Also of note was the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix, which the team was disqualified from as a result of their automatic brake balance changing system, which was deemed illegal. [16] He was replaced by test driver Romain Grosjean as of the European Grand Prix.[17]. 2017  Mercedes Official Youtube Channel of Renault Sport, the sport & motorsport division of Renault. Flavio Briatore claimed that McLaren had raised the issue of the system's legality with the FIA.The system used a spring-mounted mass in the nose cone to reduce the sensitivity of the car to vibration. Initially, Renault and Briatore stated they would take legal action against Piquet Jr. for making false allegations, however, before the meeting Renault announced they would not contest the charges, and that Briatore and Symonds had left the team. [19][20] At the meeting, the Council banned Renault from Formula One, but suspended this sanction for two years, meaning Renault would have been thrown out of Formula One if a similar incident occurred before the end of the 2011 season. [72] Although on a few occasions points were scored, ultimately the engines were not successful under Supertec's control, subsequently each team moved to another supplier after one season. Renault underlined their return to the front at the subsequent Japanese Grand Prix, in which Alonso steered clear of Lewis Hamilton's first-corner mistake to record another win. Chassis Technical Director Nick Chester would leave the team[56],  with former Ferrari and McLaren chassis engineer Pat Fry and former Williams and Ferrari aerodynamicist Dirk de Beer to join the team. 1985  McLaren This was particularly effective in corners and over kerbs to keep the tyres in closer contact to the track surface than they would otherwise be. 2002  Ferrari It was not until 2002 that this name change occurred. Alonso won the opening Bahrain Grand Prix as well as the Australian Grand Prix and finished second in Malaysia behind teammate Fisichella to claim Renault's first one-two finish since René Arnoux and Alain Prost in 1982. [51] The team finished the season in sixth place with 57 points. [64], Renault returned as a Formula One engine supplier in 1989 with the banning of turbocharged engines, in partnership with the Williams team. Fisichella took 8th, 6th and 3rd place finishes in the San Marino Grand Prix, European Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix. [102], In September 2017, Renault and McLaren announced the latter would be supplied with Renault engines from 2018 to 2020. [71][72], After Renault's purchase of the Benetton team, they did not supply customer engines until 2007, when they signed an agreement with Red Bull Racing on 15 September 2006. It was the first time Renault had won the title as a manufacturer, and Renault became only the second French constructor (after the triumph of Matra in 1969) to win the title. [47], On 14 October 2016, it was announced that Nico Hülkenberg would join the team for the 2017 season. Renault's first involvement in Formula One was made by the Renault Sport subsidiary. Twice, the RS01 qualified 3rd on the grid and while finishing was still something of an issue, it managed to finish its first race on the lead lap at Watkins Glen near the end of 1978, giving the team a fourth-place finish and its first Formula One points. Additionally, Bob Bell (formerly of Mercedes, Marussia and the previous incarnation of Renault) was confirmed as the team's chief technical officer and Frédéric Vasseur (of ART Grand Prix) as the new racing director. The FIA International Court of Appeal met in Paris on August 22, 2006, to examine the appeal made by the FIA against the decision of the German Grand Prix stewards. Benetton acquired Ligier's Renault engines for 1995 and their driver, Michael Schumacher, managed to successfully defend his drivers' title by 33 points from his nearest rival, Damon Hill. Robert Józef Kubica (born 7 December 1984 in Krakow) is a Polish racing driver.. On 1 December 2005, Kubica got to test in Formula One for the Renault F1 Team. On 5 January, Éric Boullier was announced as the new team principal at Renault, replacing Bob Bell, who would return to his former role as Technical Director.[25]. [79] In 2012, the Red Bull team[80] and Sebastian Vettel[81] were able to achieve both championships for a third time, despite the fact the RB8 car did not enjoy the dominance of the previous season and suffered some reliability problems related to the RS27's alternator. He had a poor start, but ran as high as sixth before the suspension failed on lap 40. On 16 October 2006, Renault announced that the Dutch banking giant ING would replace Mild Seven as title sponsor for three years starting in 2007.[12]. Flavio Briatore claimed that McLaren had raised the issue of the system's legality with the FIA. Nous aurons donc vraisemblablement une Genii Renault ou une Lotus Renault en 2011 en lieu et place de la RF1. Heidfeld was replaced by Bruno Senna for the Belgian Grand Prix in August.[38]. [40], On 3 December 2015, Renault announced that they had purchased the Lotus F1 Team and were preparing for the 2016 season with further information to be released in early 2016. Renault continued supplying engines to other teams until 1986, then again from 1989 to 1997 and at various other times since then until the present. [59] At the Eifel Grand Prix raced on the Nürburgring circuit, Ricciardo scored a third place finish, the team's first podium since Malaysia 2011. In 2010, Renault sold a majority stake in the team to Genii Capital, a Luxembourg based investment company. In his three years with the team, Prost showed the form that would make him a Formula One legend and the Renaults were among the best in Formula One, twice finishing third in the Constructors' Championships and once second. Renault R.S.20. The team's 2006 contender, the R26 – featuring a seven speed gearbox made of titanium, was unveiled at a launch event on January 31. Esports Fantasy Daily Fantasy F1 Play F1 2020 F1 Mobile … Neither Piquet nor Grosjean managed to score a point. Heidfeld was replaced by Bruno Senna from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards, who scored his best finish of ninth at the following race in Italy. 1961  Ferrari Renault’s engineers were given a short simple design brief with the R31, “be daring, try to innovate, take risks.” They have taken this to heart with the exhaust system design, during the very brief car reveal it quickly became clear that the car had no obvious exhaust outlets. [86] On 21 June 2013, Renault unveiled its new engine at the Paris Air Show. The two Renaults were on the front row in qualifying, and pole-sitter Jabouille won the race, the first driver in a turbo-charged car to do so, while Arnoux and Gilles Villeneuve were involved in an extremely competitive duel for second, Arnoux narrowly getting beaten to the line. [73] Drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber won another five victories to allow the team to finish second in the Constructors' Championship. [42] Renault Sport F1 is mainly partnered with the Renault-Nissan Alliance. It was named Energy F1 after the Renault's road car engines. The deal was finalised in early December 2010, with the team to be renamed Lotus Renault GP for 2011, under a sponsorship deal signed with Lotus Cars until 2017. The team's poor qualifying form returned in Italy, as Jabouille qualified 20th. Renault DP World F1 Team scored a solitary point from the Turkish Grand (...) 14 November 2020. Renault confirmed Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki Kovalainen as their race drivers for 2007 with Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ricardo Zonta as test drivers. However, he went on to finish ninth, resulting in three consecutive points finishes in a row. Piquet Jr. finished fourth in the team's best performance of the season. [75][76] Renault Sport F1 continued to supply engines to their former works team and Red Bull, and expanded their customers to Lotus Racing at the end of 2010. However, form was still short of 2006 by a large degree over the first half of the 2008 season. By mid-season, both drivers had a new ground-effect car, the RS10, and at Dijon for the French Grand Prix the team legitimised itself with a brilliant performance in a classic race. This broke Ferrari's six-year stranglehold on that title. Rookie Heikki Kovalainen struggled even more than the Italian, spinning his car as he chased Toyota's Ralf Schumacher and ending up in 10th place. 2016  Mercedes The French automotive manufacturer Renault has been associated with Formula One as both constructor and engine supplier for various periods since 1977. In Singapore, Petrov was running seventh before being pushed off by Williams' Nico Hülkenberg, whilst Kubica was forced to make an unscheduled stop late in the race with a puncture, before going on to recover almost every place he had lost. [66] Mecachrome, a precision engineering company, prepared the engines for the customer teams.[67]. It was announced on December 10, 2007 that Fernando Alonso had signed with Renault F1 for 2008. However, Alonso was forced to retire early in Hungary due to a fuel pump failure, after a front wheel came loose as it was incorrectly fitted at his first pit-stop. By mid-season it appeared as though Renault were making progress, with Alonso setting the fastest lap in Germany and securing pole position in Hungary, albeit on a light fuel load. At Belgium Alonso again looked like scoring a podium for the team, but had to retire with another problem with one of his wheels which was damaged as a result of a first-lap clash with Adrian Sutil. On 8 November 2007, the FIA accused Renault F1 of having McLaren F1 technical information in their possession. Schumacher and other Benetton staff left for Ferrari in 1996, and the team finished in third position for both years. 2004  Ferrari On November 8, 2007 the FIA accused Renault F1 of having McLaren F1 technical information in their possession.According to the charge, the information in hand "included the layout and critical dimensions of the McLaren car as well as details of McLaren's fuelling system, gear assembly, hydraulic control system and suspension". [27] The deal was finalised in early December 2010, with the team to be renamed Lotus Renault GP for 2011, under a sponsorship deal signed with Lotus Cars until 2017. 1987  Williams En 2011, la véritable marque Lotus doit entrer au capital de l'écurie à côté de Genii Capital. Imola, Italy – Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo during a press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS. Alonso managed to qualify on the front row for that race on a light fuel-load, yet retired with an engine-failure halfway through. His replacement was Spain's Fernando Alonso, who had been considered impressive as a test driver the previous year. Piquet had described the 2009 season as "the worst period of my career" and had criticised team boss Flavio Briatore. Arnoux furthered this in 1980 with consecutive wins in Brazil and South Africa, both on high altitude circuits where the Renaults were dominant. Hill was 37 points behind Championship leader Michael Schumacher by the French Grand Prix, but had managed to close the gap down to 1 point before the last race in Adelaide. #RSspirit // La chaîne officielle Youtube de Renault Sport, la branche sport et compétition de Renault. 2013  Red Bull Meanwhile, Fisichella failed to finish several races. The team's début was delayed until the following round, the British Grand Prix. In 1977, the company entered Formula One as a constructor, introducing the turbo engine to Formula One in its first car, the Renault RS01. The team brought new parts to the Spanish Grand Prix, including a new engine-cover, dubbed the "Shark-fin", similar to the one introduced by Red Bull on their RB4. El 25% restante del equipu Renault F1 Team foi adquiríu por Genii Capital, qu'adquier asina la totalidá de la escudería. The German Grand Prix heralded a change in the team's fortune. 2018  Mercedes On 9 December 2011, the team also confirmed that Romain Grosjean would join Räikkönen in 2012. Driven by Frenchman François Hesnault, the car only lasted 8 laps before a clutch problem forced it to retire. Alonso won the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, the first time Renault had won a Grand Prix since the 1983 Austrian Grand Prix. 1971  Tyrrell Even with his considerably short time on the grid, Kubica had managed a huge fanbase. Petrov meanwhile scored his first points in Formula 1 in China with his 7th place, it could have been more, but he spun off whilst in fourth, yet he still recovered to bring some points home. 1994 saw Williams driver Ayrton Senna killed at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, which left the Brazilian's inexperienced teammate Damon Hill as team leader. That year, Renault also began supplying engines to the Ligier team,[68] which scored three points in 1984, an improvement over not being classified in the 1983 championship. In 1983, Renault and Prost came very close to winning the drivers' title but were edged out by Nelson Piquet (Brabham-BMW) at the last race of the season in South Africa. In 1992/3 the team moved a few miles to a new base in Enstone. If you have played F1 2010, you shouldn’t have … However, Petrov did find considerable form at the Hungarian Grand Prix when he out-qualified Kubica for the first time and finished the race 5th. 1963  Lotus After setting fast times on Thursday and the fastest time in Saturday's practice session, followed by 2nd place in qualifying, Kubica finished in 3rd place in Monaco, just 1.6 seconds behind the winner. There is not much recent data to go on, but some comparisons with the 2011 season do at least offer us some basis to show how far off the current track is. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. CEO Georges Besse pared down the company's involvement in F1 from full-fledged racing team to engine supplier for the 1986 season before taking it entirely out of F1 at the end of that year. Despite outscoring his teammate during 2002, Button was dropped by Renault in 2003. Heikki Kovalainen struggled in Bahrain too, although the gap between himself and Fisichella at the end of the race was not as great as was seen at Melbourne, with Fisichella finishing only 8th. In January 2011, team principal Éric Boullier announced that the team would race under a British licence in 2011, having raced as a French outfit since Renault took over in 2002. 1973  Lotus Renault entered the last five races of 1977 with Jean-Pierre Jabouille in its only car. On 6 February 2011, Robert Kubica was severely injured in an accident during a rally in Italy. Both cars retired at the Canadian Grand Prix and Nelson Piquet Jnr., who retired from six of the first nine races, failed to score until the French Grand Prix. In 1983, Renault began supplying engines to other teams. Fisichella finished 3rd, while Alonso finished 5th. (key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap). However, Villeneuve – away from F1 racing for almost an entire season and struggling to acclimatise quickly to racing at the premier level – did not impress, and the team finished third behind Villeneuve's former team BAR. FIA stated that Renault would have likely been thrown out of Formula One if it had not taken swift action in pushing out Briatore and Symonds. The car for 2007, the R27, was unveiled on 24 January 2007 in Amsterdam, and bore a new yellow, blue, orange and white livery in deference to the corporate colours of ING, the Dutch financial group based in Amsterdam. [60], Renault is due to be rebranded as Alpine for the 2021 season. It was a solid début for the R31 with Vitaly Petrov qualifying sixth and then taking his first F1 podium in the opening round of 2011 in Melbourne. 2001  Ferrari In 2004, the team were contenders for second place in the Constructors' Championship. On 5 November 2010, Autosport reported that Renault was poised to scale back its involvement in 2011 and become only an engine supplier, with the team closing in on a tie-up with Lotus Cars to buy its 25% stake in the team. Following a Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) investigation in which Piquet Jr. stated he had been asked by Renault team principal Flavio Briatore and engineer Pat Symonds to stage the crash, on 4 September 2009 Renault were charged with conspiracy and race fixing, and were due to face the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Paris on 21 September 2009. Flavio Briatore's company Supertec distributed the engines from 1999,[71] with Williams and BAR using them under the Supertec name that year, and the Arrows cars using them in 2000. 1982  Ferrari He then resumed his podium run, with the exception of one retirement, until the end of the season, while Webber finished behind until the final two races. During 2011, the team raced against another team that was using the Lotus name. A Temporada de Fórmula 1 de 2011 foi a 62ª temporada Fórmula 1 FIA. Despite outscoring his teammate during 2002, Button was dropped by Renault in 2003. Jabouille failed to qualify in Canada; as 27 drivers entered the race, only one would not qualify, and this was Jabouille as he ended up last, over 7.5 seconds behind fastest qualifier Mario Andretti of Lotus, and almost two seconds behind his nearest rival, Rupert Keegan in the Hesketh. 2003  Ferrari Renault engines were also supplied to the Red Bull Racing team for the 2007 season. He took advantage of a rain-affected qualifying session to win the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix. The FIA found Renault F1 in breach of article 151c but did not penalize the team. At the opening round in Bahrain, Petrov retired with broken suspension while in the pit lane on lap 14, and Kubica finished in eleventh place. The team celebrated its 200th Grand Prix at Silverstone, which was won by Alonso. The team brought new parts to the Spanish Grand Prix, including a new engine-cover, dubbed the "Shark-fin", similar to the one introduced by Red Bull on their RB4. [77][78] Red Bull again won both titles in 2011, the Red Bull RB7 being unmatched by their opponents, and gained 18 pole positions throughout the season. After the end of the season, a rival fuel company said that the fuel used by the Brabham-BMWs in South Africa had exceeded the maximum Research Octane Number of 102 permitted under the Formula One regulations. Despite a few good results, including Tambay giving the team its last pole position at the 1984 French Grand Prix at Dijon, the team was not as competitive in 1984 and 1985 as in the past, with other teams doing a better job with turbo engines, or more specifically Lotus and to a lesser extent Ligier. Robert Kubica was signed as Alonso's replacement on 7 October 2009,[22] but following the shareholding deal, Kubica and his manager Daniel Morelli asked for clarification on the management structure before committing to the outfit. [84][85], Renault developed a new 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the Renault Energy F1-2014, in line with the new regulations for 2014. Heidfeld finished ninth in Spain after missing qualifying due to a fire in practice, while Petrov finished just outside the points in eleventh place. Heidfeld managed 8th place in the race, with Petrov 12th. Petrov retired in the closing laps of the race, but was still classified 13th. Two fourth places for Alonso in Belgium and Italy were a prelude to the Singapore Grand Prix, in which Alonso profited from the early crash of his team mate (later revealed to be a deliberate crash to aid the Spaniard. For 2012 the team would be re-named as Lotus F1 Team, ending fully Renault's assocation with the main team. [64] Former customer team Ligier also resumed using the Renault engines in 1992. 2011  Red Bull [54], On 3 August 2018, it was announced that Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo would be joining the team on a two-year deal to partner Hülkenberg.[55]. Following the withdrawal of the Renault car company and the increased involvement of Lotus, the Enstone team was renamed to Lotus F1 Team in 2012. 1988  McLaren 1998  McLaren This broke Ferrari's six-year stranglehold on that title. Renault was innovative during this period producing non-standard designs such as the 111° 10-cylinder engine for the 2003 RS23 which was designed to effectively lower the center of gravity of the engine and thus improve the car's handling. They returned for the Dutch Grand Prix, and the qualifying performance was much improved as Jabouille qualified tenth. [57], Former Force India driver and Mercedes reserve driver Esteban Ocon joined Renault for the 2020 season, on a multiple year contract, replacing Nico Hülkenberg. This victory made Alonso and Renault the first ever winners of a formula one race held under floodlights. Heidfeld and Petrov finished seventh and eighth in Turkey, as the team's early season performance began to fade. Renault F1 is a Formula One racing team. Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella were retained for 2006, while test driver Franck Montagny was replaced by Heikki Kovalainen. 2011 transporter (Renault Sport F1) 2011 transporter (Renault Sport F1) etc. Points scored in the Brazilian Grand Prix secured the constructor's championship for Renault in 2006. It was once owned by the Renault company. Alonso's front row qualifying performance in Spain was a rare moment of achievement from the former world champion. In 2002, Renault re-branded the team as Renault F1 Team and started to use Renault as their constructor name, winning both the Drivers' and Constructors' Championships in 2005 and 2006. Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari. [74], At the end of 2010, when Renault sold their remaining stake in the Enstone-based Formula One team, the engine operations at Viry-Châtillon were formed into a subsidiary known as Renault Sport F1. 2012  Red Bull The team's pace began to pick up in Barcelona, with both drivers making it into Q3, setting competitive lap times in the race (4th fastest lap for Kovalainen) and looking set for 5th and 8th, only to be hampered by an identical problem on both fuel rigs, forcing both drivers to make extra pitstops which dropped them back to 7th and 9th. A Renault está atualmente envolvida na Fórmula 1 como equipe e construtor sob o nome Renault DP World F1 Team. After Piquet Jr. left the Renault team in August 2009, allegations surfaced that this crash had been deliberate, to give an advantage to Alonso. 1978  Lotus 1992  Williams Heidfeld finished third in the next race in Malaysia, while Petrov retired late on; he hit a bump caused by a drainage gully which launched his car into the air and broke the car's steering column on landing.