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– Renault Sport Formula One Team scored its first points of 2017 after a hard-fought Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit. Despite continued positive progress with top ten qualifying performances from Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer on Saturday, both drivers finished lower than they started in the 57-lap race as they struggled with race pace. Nico crossed the finish line in ninth position and Jolyon finished thirteenth, both using two-stop strategies. Read More »

– Renault Sport Formula One Team endured a frustrating Heineken Chinese Grand Prix with Nico Hülkenberg finishing 12th and Jolyon Palmer finishing 13th after an eventful 56 lap race at the Shanghai International Circuit. Nico’s Saturday qualifying performance was undone by an early pit stop for dry tyres being followed by an incident on track requiring a Virtual Safety Car, which negated any advantage the strategy could have provided. The same Virtual Safety Car also undid the potential of an early stop for dry tyres for Jolyon Palmer. The pair crossed the finish line just two seconds apart at the chequered flag. Read More »

To illustrate that the 2017 season is well and truly underway, we now head to China for the start of the first back-to-back combination of races.

Race one in Australia showed that we have the pace but not necessarily the complete execution with the R.S.17. We definitely had potential to finish in the points at Albert Park, so that is what we should have achieved. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team previews the first race weekend of the 2017 Formula 1 season, the Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Drivers Jolyon Palmer and Nico Hülkenberg share their thoughts on the challenges of Albert Park, while our management and technical staff give the latest on the team and on the R.S.17-R.E.17 package. Read More »

– Infiniti reaffirmed its long-term technical partnership with Renault Sport Formula One at the Team’s new race car unveil today.
– The all-new R.S.17 incorporates for the first time the Infiniti co-developed second generation Energy Recovery System.
– Infiniti also provides the Renault Sport Formula One Team with new and diverse talent through its highly successful INFINITI Engineering Academy.renault-rs17 Read More »

renault-abu-dhabi16b– Renault Sport Formula One Team concluded its first FIA Formula 1 Championship season with seventeenth position for Jolyon Palmer and an early retirement from Kevin Magnussen.
– Renault Sport Formula One Team ended the year in ninth position in the Constructors’ Championship with Kevin Magnussen sixteenth and Jolyon Palmer eighteenth in the Drivers’ Championship. Read More »

renault-palmer17aRenault Sport Formula One Team is proud to announce that it will retain Jolyon Palmer for the 2017 season. Jolyon will join the recently-announced Nico Hülkenberg to complete the team’s 2017 race driver line-up.

Twenty-five year old Jolyon joined Renault Sport Formula One Team’s predecessor Lotus F1 Team as Third Driver at the start of the 2015 season, graduating to race driver for 2016 with Renault Sport Formula One Team. Read More »

– Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Jolyon Palmer put in a strong and strategic charge from the back of the grid to take fourteenth in Sunday’s Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix.
– Jolyon started P21 and made a pit stop under the safety car at the end of the first lap. This meant he used Pirelli’s medium compound tyres for a massive 70-lap stint.
– Kevin Magnussen started from P14 and his race strategy was modified from a one to a two-stop strategy, with a final stint on the super soft tyres.

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renault-us16a– Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Kevin Magnussen made a late charge to take P11 on track and thus finished just shy of the points in today’s United States Grand Prix. Kevin started from P18 on a planned one-stop strategy but as the race played out this was adapted to a two and finally a three-stop.
– Post-race Kevin was given a five-second penalty, meaning he was placed twelfth in the final classification.
– Jolyon Palmer finished in P13 using a two-stop strategy. Read More »

renault-hulkenberg16bRenault Sport Formula One Team is proud to announce that Nico Hülkenberg will join the team for 2017 as part of a multi-year deal.

Twenty-nine year-old Nico has raced in 111 Formula 1 Grands Prix since making his debut in 2010. Nico’s motorsport CV includes a Formula 1 pole position in his debut season, winning the GP2 Series at his first attempt as well as victory in his first Le Mans 24 Hours. Currently driving for Force India, Nico has previously raced for Williams and Sauber in Formula 1. Read More »