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Renault F1 Team faced bitter disappointment in the 2019 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix with both Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo retiring from points-scoring positions, three laps short of the finish.

Nico, who started from seventeenth on the grid, enjoyed an excellent start and climbed to eleventh by the end of the opening lap. On a two-stop strategy, he worked his way up to sixth before his retirement on lap 54 of 57. Read More »

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Renault F1 Team began the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship with a solid points finish courtesy of Nico Hülkenberg’s seventh place in the Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne.

Nico made an excellent start from eleventh on the grid, rising to eighth on the opening lap before driving a conservative race to the flag in seventh place, a repeat of the result recorded in Australia last season. Read More »

– Renault F1 Team today unveiled its 2019 team colours and star driver line-up of Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo.
– Images revealed of 2019 challenger, the Renault R.S.19, showcasing revised aerodynamic regulations.
– The Renault R.S.19 will be powered by the renamed Renault E-Tech 19 power unit, reflecting greater synergies with the Renault hybrid range.
– Renault showcased its regenerated technical centre at Enstone, UK.
– Renault F1 Team is proud to be supported by premium partners including BP Castrol, INFINITI, MAPFRE and RCI Banque, plus Microsoft, EURODATACAR, Bell&Ross, Tmall and many valued technical partners. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team secured its best-ever finish since returning to Formula 1 in today’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. In an exceptional, incident-filled race Carlos Sainz finished in fifth position; the first time Renault has finished in the top five since resuming the sport in 2016.

Nico Hülkenberg had a bittersweet race; starting fourteenth on the grid the German had a strong start and quickly moved up the field to challenge Carlos in the top five. Unfortunately, after the safety car, he went wide at turn four and hit the wall, damaging the car’s suspension and retiring from the race. Read More »

We had the same result in China as Bahrain just one week before, but the feeling after Shanghai was almost entirely positive rather than lucky. In a straight fight against our competitors, we confirmed that we currently have the fourth best engine-chassis-driver combination on the grid. This is what we must carry forward and target at every race and the priorities are clear for both sides of Renault Sport Formula One Team at Enstone and Viry. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg took sixth position in an exciting and action-packed Heineken Chinese Grand Prix today. Nico fought through an eventful first lap, managed his tyres well and was able to take advantage of a safety car period for his second stop to be in the fight for the positions ahead come the end of the 56-lap race. Carlos fought a similar race to finish ninth, also challenging for the position ahead on the final lap. Read More »

Bahrain consolidated the start we saw in Melbourne. Nico was able to score a good haul of points and fight for position at the sharp end of the midfield. Carlos had a more difficult race – his pace was good but he was compromised by a poor start and found it difficult to regain ground. We saw yet again how competitive this season is and how every detail has to be absolutely on point. In such a dynamic midfield, we must accelerate the deployment of our performance plan. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Nico Hülkenberg took sixth position in today’s fast-paced and strategic Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Nico ran as high as P4 during his two-stop strategy race, where he ran a Supersoft-Soft-Supersoft tyre strategy. Carlos Sainz was unfortunate to finish just shy of the points, crossing the line in P11.

– Nico started the race from P7 on his qualifying Supersoft (red) Pirelli tyres, pitting on lap 15 from sixth for a new set of Softs, then on lap 39 from fourth for a further set of scrubbed Supersofts.
– Carlos started the race from P10 on his qualifying Supersoft tyres, stopping on lap 16 from eighth for a further set of scrubbed Supersofts, then on lap 26 from twelfth for a new set of Softs. Read More »

Foreword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul

In Australia, there were a number of strong points; reliability, performance and the final result.

We did not have any reliability issues in Renault Sport Formula One Team, nor our two partner teams. The performance of the team was more or less where we expected and hoped for the first race. Ultimately the result was good; the first time that we have had both cars in the top ten since our return, and the first time in the history of Renault that six Renault-powered cars have finished in the points. Read More »