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Renault: Engine freeze allows 2023 ideas to be fast-tracked

Renault engine chief Remi Taffin has welcomed Formula 1's engine freeze for 2022, saying it can fast-track some of its original plans for 2023.

Alpine open to placing F1 juniors with other teams

Alpine is confident it can work with other Formula 1 teams to find seats for its young drivers in the future despite currently having no customer or affiliated squads.

Grosjean "surprised" by Alpine's management shake-up

Romain Grosjean was "quite surprised" by the Alpine Formula 1 team's management shake-up that has included the arrival of Davide Brivio, but the Frenchman feels the squad is in good hands.

Ocon was within 'touching' distance of something special in 2020

Esteban Ocon feels that he and Renault were within "touching" distance of something special by the end of last year, as he made headway on his Formula 1 return.

Ricciardo: Renault grew out of "timid" F1 team environment

Daniel Ricciardo feels Renault grew out of the "timid" Formula 1 team environment he found upon arriving at Enstone, removing many of the self-doubts it faced.

F1 team boss Abiteboul leaves Renault effective immediately
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F1 team boss Abiteboul leaves Renault effective immediately

Renault Formula 1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul is leaving the French car manufacturer, it was announced on Monday.

Ocon: Pre-race Abiteboul chats helped me in "tough moments"

Esteban Ocon says pre-race chats filled with encouragement from Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul helped him battle through the tough times on his Formula 1 return last year.

Renault says bad days were key to 2020 progress

Renault says its most difficult weekend last year was key for delivering the answers that helped it make rapid progress over the second half of the Formula 1 season.

F1 could become battleground of energy, says Renault

Formula 1 could become an "energy" battleground in the future that will keep it at the cutting edge of technology, says Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul.

Ocon pleased with "very strong" progress across 2020 F1 season

Esteban Ocon feels his progress through his comeback Formula 1 season with Renault has been "very strong" after building his confidence following a year on the sidelines.

Alonso will have disadvantage on 2021 F1 return - Renault

Renault Formula 1 director Marcin Budkowski believes Fernando Alonso will still be at a disadvantage on his F1 return in 2021, despite being able to test the team's RS20 at Abu Dhabi.

Alonso: First proper F1 test ignited “competitive spirit”

Fernando Alonso says his run in Tuesday’s young driver test in Abu Dhabi ignited his “competitive spirit” ahead of his Formula 1 return with Alpine in 2021.

Renault F1 president Stoll to step down after 2020

Renault Sport Racing president Jerome Stoll, a key player in the marque's resurgence in Formula 1 over the past five years, is to step down from his role at the end of December.

Ricciardo "fulfilled" by Renault F1 turnaround in 2020 season

Daniel Ricciardo felt "fulfilled" by his final Formula 1 appearance for Renault in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, praising the team's turnaround during his two-year spell at Enstone.

Renault: Alonso Abu Dhabi test is a "human thing"

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says the team's push for Fernando Alonso to test in Abu Dhabi was "a human thing" as the Spaniard builds up to his return in 2021.

Ocon hopes Sakhir GP podium proves doubters wrong

Esteban Ocon hopes his maiden podium finish at the Sakhir Grand Prix shows those who were doubting him on his return to Formula 1 were wrong.

Ricciardo: Patience will be key to seizing Sakhir "opportunity"

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo says that patience will be the key for what many expect to be a chaotic Sakhir GP on Bahrain’s short outer circuit.

Renault: Racing Point's challenge of Alonso test "a bit rich"

Renault Formula boss Cyril Abiteboul has defended the FIA’s decision to allow Fernando Alonso to do the Abu Dhabi test and slammed criticism from Racing Point as “a bit rich.”

Alonso gets FIA approval to take part in Abu Dhabi test

Fernando Alonso is set to continue his return to Formula 1 with Renault by taking part in what was originally billed as a “young driver” test on the Tuesday after the Abu Dhabi GP.

Ricciardo: 2020 the most fun F1 season for me in years

Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo says this year's Formula 1 season has been his most enjoyable since 2016, when he finished third in the world championship with Red Bull Racing.

Hamilton: Champagne "tasted worse" from Ricciardo's boot

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has admitted that champagne "didn't taste great" when he performed a 'shoey' from Daniel Ricciardo's boot in Sunday's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Wolff doesn't see F1 engine freeze happening amid opposition

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes Formula 1 will fail to push through Red Bull’s desired engine freeze so long as both Ferrari and Renault oppose the proposal.

Renault frustrated with F1 rivals blocking Alonso test

Renault Formula 1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul has expressed his frustration after rivals opposed a bid to allow Fernando Alonso to take part in the Abu Dhabi young driver test in December.

Alonso gets another Renault F1 test outing in Bahrain

Fernando Alonso will continue his Formula 1 testing programme with Renault next week when he tests a 2018 car at Bahrain.

Renault: "Strange" Portugal form will help understand step back

Renault Formula 1 duo Esteban Ocon and Daniel Ricciardo think the "strange things" it encountered in Portugal will help in getting to the bottom of the difficulties it faced.

How Ricciardo helped Renault rediscover its swagger Prime

How Ricciardo helped Renault rediscover its swagger

Daniel Ricciardo is McLaren-bound next season, but leaving a Renault team which is undergoing a resurgence on and off the track. He and team principal Cyril Abiteboul tell Stuart Codling and Ben Anderson what's been happening behind the scenes

Renault given FIA warning after Ricciardo tyre blunder

The Renault Formula 1 team has escaped with a warning from FIA stewards after it mixed up Pirelli’s 2021 development tyre sets on Daniel Ricciardo’s car in FP2 in Portugal.

Renault juniors Lundgaard, Piastri, Zhou handed Bahrain tests

Renault has announced that junior drivers Christian Lundgaard, Oscar Piastri and Guanyu Zhou will all feature in an upcoming private Formula 1 test in Bahrain.

Ricciardo key to Renault's progress - Abiteboul

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul believes that the Eifel GP result reflects the positive contribution that Daniel Ricciardo has made to the since he joined last season.

Ricciardo: Renault no longer a "hit or miss" car

Daniel Ricciardo says one of the key factors that has helped Renault's progress in Formula 1 is that it no longer has a 'hit and miss' car.

Has "hungry shark" Alonso timed his Renault return perfectly? Prime
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Has "hungry shark" Alonso timed his Renault return perfectly?

Fernando Alonso sees his 2021 return to Formula 1 with Renualt as a building year ahead of the 2022 rules shakeup. After many mistimed career steps, Daniel Ricciardo's recent form suggests Alonso may be doing a bit more than simply laying foundations

Renault must become “addicts to success” - Abiteboul

Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says his team’s first podium in its current guise was an emotional moment – and he hopes that it makes less experienced staff “addicts to success.”

Abiteboul: Top bosses could discuss Red Bull/Renault deal

Renault Formula 1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul admits that conversations about a possible future Red Bull engine supply could take place at the highest level between the top bosses of the two companies.

Alonso says Renault car "outperforming me at the moment"

Fernando Alonso admitted that "the car is outperforming me at the moment" after making his Formula 1 return with Renault in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Alonso says comeback Renault test “a new beginning”

Fernando Alonso says his return Formula 1 test outing with Renault in Barcelona represents a “new beginning” as he reboots his grand prix racing career with his third stint at the Enstone team.

Renault confirms Alonso’s F1 test return in Barcelona

The Renault Formula 1 team has finally confirmed that Fernando Alonso will kickstart his return when he tests at the Circuit de Catalunya today.

Abiteboul: Tattoo bet fuelled by "a few beers"

Renault Formula 1 team principal Cyril Abiteboul is not concerned about complying with his famous tattoo bet with Daniel Ricciardo because he can decide its size and location.

Alonso set to test for Renault F1 in Barcelona next week

Fernando Alonso is set to get his first track action since his return to the Renault Formula 1 team when he tests in Barcelona on Tuesday.

Ricciardo reveals tattoo details after winning F1 podium bet

Daniel Ricciardo says his Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul will get a German-themed tattoo, after winning his Formula 1 podium bet at the Eifel Grand Prix.

Renault: Red Bull deal wouldn't impact works Alpine strategy

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says that the French manufacturer's future plans will not be impacted by any obligation to supply Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri.

Renault: F1 should fast-track new engine regs after Honda exit

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul believes that Honda’s impending withdrawal from the sport should trigger an earlier than planned change of power unit regulations.

Ricciardo: Silence worse than criticism for anti-racism push

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo says staying silent over his anti-racism stance would be much worse than potentially facing any criticism for his actions from social media trolls.

Ricciardo confident Renault can be strong everywhere now

Daniel Ricciardo is confident that his Renault Formula 1 team can be competitive at every type of upcoming venue following a recent run of good results.

Ricciardo: Making Renault "uncomfortable" key to Sochi form

Daniel Ricciardo says being brave in making his Renault setup more "uncomfortable" to drive was key to him making a step forward in form at the Sochi Formula 1 track.

Ricciardo feeling "hooked up" for first time at Sochi

Daniel Ricciardo believes it is "early days" to talk up Renault's chances of a podium finish at the Russian Grand Prix despite feeling "hooked up" in Friday's Formula 1 practice running.

Renault could use filming day for Alonso test

Fernando Alonso's return to the Formula 1 cockpit with Renault could be during a filming day or even a 2018 car, reckons team boss Cyril Abiteboul.

Alonso willing to help Renault with 'anything needed' in 2020

Fernando Alonso says he is available to assist Renault with “anything they need” on Formula 1 race weekends this year as he steps up preparations for his 2021 return.

Renault sees 'Ford v Ferrari' spirit from new CEO

Renault CEO Luca de Meo is installing a spirit inside the Formula 1 squad that has similarities to the story behind the 'Ford v Ferrari' movie, reckons team boss Cyril Abiteboul.

Abiteboul: Renault progress explains Ricciardo exit frustration

Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul says the squad's progress in Formula 1 this year explains just why he was so frustrated when Daniel Ricciardo first signed with McLaren.

Ricciardo: Renault improving on higher downforce tracks

Renault Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo believes that a strong performance by the team in Mugello indicated that the car is improving on tracks where higher downforce is required.

Renault in talks with FIA over Alonso 2020 F1 test

Renault is in talks with the FIA to see if it can get permission to run Fernando Alonso in the post-season Abu Dhabi young driver test, Motorsport.com has learned.

Renault wants "partners", not customer teams in F1

Renault is interested in supplying other Formula 1 teams with engines in the future, but only if they become a "partner" of the French car manufacturer rather than a straight customer.

Why Renault's new 'car guy' CEO couldn't pull plug on F1 Prime

Why Renault's new 'car guy' CEO couldn't pull plug on F1

'Team Enstone' has changed its identity many times down the years. Its latest move to become Alpine from 2021 is the brainchild of new Renault CEO Luca de Meo, who despite the parent company's troubles, sees huge potential in F1's brave new world

Red Bull denies Renault's claim it “missed a trick” in F1

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has countered Cyril Abiteboul’s assertion that the Milton Keynes-based team has “missed a trick” by not being fully integrated with its engine supplier.

Abiteboul: Alpine rebranding decision down to Renault CEO

Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says a decision about renaming the team as part of a push for the Alpine brand is down to the French car manufacturer’s CEO.

Renault could rebrand F1 team Alpine after restructure

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has been put in charge of the French carmakers’s Alpine brand, in a move that looks set to trigger a renaming of its Formula 1 operation.

Ricciardo never expected Ferrari to struggle so much

Renault's Daniel Ricciardo is surprised by the scale of Ferrari's Formula 1 struggles through 2020 as it braces for another difficult weekend at the Italian Grand Prix.

Ocon: Renault can now fight for third in the championship

Renault’s form at the Belgian Grand Prix has left Esteban Ocon convinced the French car manufacturer is now in the fight for third place in the constructors’ championship this Formula 1 season.

Ricciardo: Set-up "sweet spot" has transformed Renault

Daniel Ricciardo says a set-up "discovery" that first emerged at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix has been key to getting his Renault in to a sweet spot of performance.

How Renault is powering up through the F1 order Prime

How Renault is powering up through the F1 order

After continual stunted progress trying to climb the Formula 1 ranks, Renault showed genuine progress at a Spa, which played to the strengths of its RS20. With Monza next, its drivers have sights set on a long-awaited podium and a trip to the tattoo parlour