Renault
Mar 15

Signs Of Progress After Good Mileage For Renault Engines

Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia Toro Rosso prepares to drive during qualifying for the Australian Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniil Kvyat of Russia and Scuderia prepares to drive during qualifying for the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The engines endured mixed fortunes on Friday in Australia as the French manufacturer showed that it is working its way out of its problems.

While RBR and Toro Rosso had relatively troublefree days, both and faced huge problems, although not all were entirely due to the power unit. However the mileage achieved by the other teams was a big plus.

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Mar 3

F1: Lauda Confirms No Freeze Delay For Renault

Former F1 driver, Niki Lauda is non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former F1 driver, is non-executive chairman of the AMG Petronas F1 Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Niki Lauda has confirmed that ’s F1 rivals opposed a move to delay the 2014 engine performance ‘freeze’.

Although denied by the embattled French marque, it was reported last week that Renault made the request that was subsequently discussed during the meeting last Friday of the F1 strategy group.

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Mar 3

F1: Renault Anxious About First Race In Melbourne

Renault engines have continued to have trouble during the testing phase of the 2014 F1 season. (Photo: LAT Photo)

engines have continued to have trouble during the testing phase of the 2014 F1 season. (Photo: LAT Photo)

After the disastrous start in Jerez, Renault has been playing catch-up over the two Bahrain tests, and while its teams eventually logged some mileage there’s no escaping the fact that none has come close to the pace set by the teams, or by . Here’s a Q&A with Rob White issued by the manufacturer.

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Feb 23

F1: Protest Threat Hangs Over Melbourne Opener

Mercedes and Renault are not pleased with the protective covering on the top of Ferrari's turbo unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

and are not pleased with the protective covering on the top of ’s turbo unit. (Photo: Getty Images)

The possible threat of protest is now hanging over next month’s season opener in Australia.

We reported a month ago that a dispute was brewing between engine suppliers Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault.

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Feb 22

F1: We’re Making Progress Insists Renault Boss White

Rob White, Renault F1′s deputy managing director. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Rob White, F1′s deputy managing director. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Inevitably Renault was again in the spotlight at Bahrain this week, although the problems experienced by its four cars were by no means all down to the power unit supplier. After the test the company issued this Q&A with Rob White, Renault F1′s deputy managing director (technical).

Q: What were the key steps taken between Jerez and Bahrain?

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