Evo, car and many other uk car mags that i had read years ago loved the clio, and the first test drive of one. Williams grand prix engineering limited, currently racing in formula one as rokit williams. Renault gave the 24yearold his first run in an official practice session during last weekends russian grand prix. Zhou was part of the renault academy last year and has been retained this season after an impressive debut season in f2. In december of 2010, renault sold their remaining part of the formula one team. The french automotive manufacturer renault has been associated with formula one as both. Btcc support series renault uk clio cup to end after 2019. Renault sport is known for constantly invigorating the brand with exceptional limited editions and the. Renault f1 test driver markelovs father arrested in sochi. The young danish driver made his f1 debut at mclaren in 2014 after winning the formula renault 3. Red bull will not allow daniel ricciardo to drive for renault in the pirelli formula 1 tyre test that follows the 2018 abu dhabi grand prix.
Formula 1 press release renault f1 team completes 2019 driver. Williams tester completes f2 grid at trident williams formula 1 test driver roy nissany has become the final driver to be confirmed in fia formula 2 this season, returning to the f1 support. The newspaper said renault is one of the first f1 teams to recognise the benefits promised by the crossover between real formula 1 and the gaming world. Renault s first involvement in formula one was made by the renault sport subsidiary. Apr 11, 2014 we all know daniel ricciardo is an awesome f1 driver. Once simply a world of video games for fun, technological progress means that the official formula 1 esports series is getting tantalisingly close to the real thing. With paddles at hand, right foot on the accelerator and left foot on the brake, the message, launch control on is displayed. Renault f1 test driver markelov nearing 2019 super formula. Renault clio 66kw turbo authentique a fun, stylish, popular, economical, nice infotainment system. Not your average driving test car, but mclaren formula one driver isnt. Mini cooper d, renault clio rs, megane rs, which i still have now. The renault sport academy was launched by renault sport racing and renault sport formula one team in february 2016, tasked with continuing renaults rich heritage of developing young driver talent, with the aspiration of finding future renault f1 team world champions.
It made its first public outing on 16 january 2007 at jerez circuit after. It was founded by team owner sir frank williams and automotive engineer sir patrick head. New management embarked on a longterm restructuring programme aimed at returning the famous name to racewinning glory, but thus far their battle has been one to top the midfield, rather than challenging the big three teams for podiums. The renault rs01 was well known for its renault gordini v6 1. At the next race in spain, williams brought in test driver david coulthard as hills new teammate. Notably, renaults engines will power mclarens car in f1 in 2019 its drivers will be 2018 renault team driver carlos sainz and british f1 rookie and former formula renault eurocup champion llando norris. Renault clio rs 18 edc the clio rs 18 is virtually the same as the rs 220 trophy, but this time we got to take it out on the track. Oct 24, 2016 at the age of 16, the formula one driver jolyon palmer crashed his soupedup quad bike into a tree, lost a lot of blood, not to mention a kidney, punctured a lung, damaged his liver and spent a week in intensive care. The latest renault clio is the best yet, sitting right at the top of its class alongside the everpopular ford fiesta. Jun 26, 2019 has the renault clio grown up a bit too much for its own good. Robert kubica passes fia extraction test before second. Earlier in his career he won numerous races in formula renault and then went on to capture both the 2014 fia european formula 3 and 2015 gp3 titles. Guanyu zhou renault f1 team test driver quotes and notesguanyu zhou expands his role with renault f1 team in 2020, becoming test driver, after a. Robert kubica is to test again for renault as he and the team explore whether he could make a comeback to formula 1 from.
Formula 2 racer and renault academy driver guanyu zhou has been promoted at the renault f1 team, becoming their test driver for the 2020 campaign. On the outside, the new renault clios heightened character comes from a sculpted, curvy, design that surrounds a new reproportioned grille and iconic cshaped signature lighting. Guanyu also becomes a member of the renault sport academy for 2019. Monaco gp, combining the acclaimed performance of renaults latest hot hatch with the style and sophistication of monaco. This is rosemary smith, a sweet old lady of 79, and shes just become the oldest person to successfully drive an 800bhp renault formula one car.
However he has a previous racing history with renault sport having been its f1 teams reserve driver in 2016 when he first raced in the sport with the small manor outfit. When formula 1 driver daniel ricciardo was in town for the australian grand prix we asked him to test out our new clio range. Ranking the 10 worst drivers in f1 history bleacher report. The clio is a highquality item despite its competitive pricing and feels a.
Renault confirms trio of drivers for abu dhabi test f1. Barcelona is f1s favoured testing venue, as its demanding layout with a mix of medium and highspeed corners and just two slow turns provides the perfect test bed for teams to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of their shiny new cars. We gave daniel ricciardo, our favourite formula one driver, a. Renault ready to unveil 2019 f1 racer renaultsport uk. At renault i work a lot on the simulator doing some testing to improve this years car and develop next years car as well. Jul, 2017 rosemary smith, 79, test drives renault formula one car. The renault bja clio is a light, fivedoor hatchback that will be released in europe in september 2019. Renault to test esport driver in f1 simulator grandpx. Esteban ocon confirmed as new renault f1 driver for 2020. Build your allnew clio car configurator renault uk. Renault to test esport driver in f1 simulator f1 teams are beginning to explore the crossover between socalled esports and its reallife counterpart. We want to take a definite, tangible step forward in performance and results. F1 hopeful and renault test driver markelovs father. Can british f1 ace lando norris drive on the roads as well as tracks.
The polish driver took the test, which ensures a driver can exit a car within 5. Our group, which has been making cars since 1898, is present in 4 countries and has sold 3. Alonso drove alongside promoted test driver nelson piquet jr. Apr 10, 2014 we all know that australias daniel ricciardo is an awesome formula 1 driver. Former hyundai world rally championship driver kevin abbring will race a renault clio supercar in the european rallycross championship this season as part of the gc kompetition world rallycross team. Renault sign formula 2 star guanyu zhou as f1 test driver.
If you count yourself as a car guy and a driving guru prepare to be greatly humbled. The feisty new rs 18 f1 edition is renaults hottest clio yet. The feisty new rs 18 f1 edition is renaults hottest clio. Renault, dacia, renault samsung motors, alpine and lada. We all know that australias daniel ricciardo is an awesome formula 1 driver. Exhyundai wrc driver abbring gets gck european rallycross.
The renault r27 is a formula one racing car, used in the 2007 formula one season. It has collected over 160 wins as engine supplier, ranking fourth in formula one history. Renault reveals new racecar, driver lineup for f1 return. Reviews expects the renault bja clio to be available from late 2019 and powered by 1. Mark webber, infiniti red bull racing f1 driver, pays renault. F1 driver daniel ricciardo test drives the renault clio range. The renault uk clio cup championship will stop at the end of the 2019 season and will not be replaced.
Renault enhances its local hot hatch range with the launch of its new clio rs 18 f1 edition the renault sport clio is one of the most popular hot hatches, with its proven track record as one of the best handling and most rewarding cars on the market. The perfect opportunity for him to test drive newly revealed twinrun concept car, the hot hatch that made its debut at monaco gp, as well as twizy rsf1 fitted with kers, and spanking new megane r. Eco2 driving, the ecodriving by renault new renault clio offers a coherent set of solutions to help the driver reduce fuel consumption and co2 emissions. This humbled porsche driver now knows full well what a renault clio sport f1 team r27 is capable of, when he pulled up beside me and. Guanyu zhou joins renault f1 team as the teams development driver. Renault has confirmed that guanyu zhou will hold the role of test driver at the team during the 2020 formula 1 season. To celebrate this incredible history renault is proud to release the limited edition clio r. Select your favourite clio model and build the car youll love.
Sep 18, 20 ranking the 10 worst drivers in f1 history. Renault dp world f1 team test driver guanyu zhou claimed a brilliant victory in the inaugural virtual formula 1 grand prix held on the. Our iconic supermini has won its first major award this year and been named car of the year 2020 by carbuyer the panel of expert judges highlighted the great practicality and comfort, a stylish design, strong fuel economy and a bestinclass interior, making allnew clio an unbeatable allround package. Renault f1 team is pleased to confirm its full driver lineup for the 2019 fia formula 1 world championship. Jul, 2017 renault sport f1 team invites a 79yearold rally driver to get behind the wheel of a formula one car. Renault f1 test driver jack aitken steps down motorsport. When daniel was in melbourne for the australian grand prix, we challenged him to use the new renault clio r. In addition to its two own f1 world constructors championships 2005, 2006 and two drivers championships, as an engine supplier, renault has contributed to nine other world drivers championships. Rosemary smith, 79, test drives renault formula one car. Evo, car and many other uk car mags that i had read years ago loved the clio, and the first test drive of. Track test renault clio elf uk cup motor sport magazine. Having moved on from renault, aitken is yet to announce his plans for 2020. To meet the major technological challenges of the future while continuing to pursue our profitable growth strategy, we are focusing on international expansion and drawing on the synergies of our five brands. He was appointed as renault s test and development driver in february.
Guanyu zhou has moved one step closer to becoming formula 1s first ever chinese racer, after renault announced they have promoted the 20yearold to the role of test driver for the 2020 campaign. Renault formula 1 test driver and formula 2 frontrunner artem markelov is close to a deal to race in super formula next season, autosport understands. A genuine singleseater driving school, formula renault very quickly reveals or confirms the talent of young drivers. The renault clio renaultsport 197 cup isnt a car you buy for its practicality, but it does well consider its sporting focus. Motor sport and formula 1 in our dna groupe renault. Renault f1 team completes 2019 driver lineup media. Along with ferrari, mclaren, benetton and renault and currently working with mercedes, williams is. Renault sport academy news test driver guanyu zhou takes. This humbled porsche driver now knows full well what a renault clio sport f1 team r27 is capable of, when he pulled up beside me and lowered the driver s window to ask, what is that. Formula 2 driver guanyu zhou will step up his duties at the renault f1 team this year, alongside his formula 2 campaign with univirtuosi. Guanyu zhou promoted to renault f1 test driver for 2020.
Renault to test esport driver in f1 simulator 30 nov 2019 by leopold pleijsier f1 teams are beginning to explore the crossover between socalled esports and its reallife counterpart. It may seem strange to have a former f3000 champion and ferraris longest serving test driver on this list, but the statistics speak for themselves. Aitken had been a longtime member of renault s junior programme and held the role of test and development driver for the french manufacturer. Red bull wont allow early ricciardo renault f1 test in. Williams grand prix engineering limited, currently racing in formula one as rokit williams racing, is a british formula one motor racing team and constructor. On this point, new renault clio stands among the best in its class. Its lacking a little for driver engagement, but for most people the extra refinement, technology, safety and that excellent new cabin will be of much greater importance. This humbled porsche driver now knows full well what a renault clio sport f1 team r27 is capable of, when he pulled up beside me and lowered the drivers window to ask, what is that. Renault f1 renault f1 team renault f1 drivers renault. Its not yet clear where he will race next year his 2019 f2 team campos have yet to announce any drivers or whether he will fulfil a test role for another f1 squad though his twitter header image hints at.
Chinese driver guanyu zhou becomes renault 2020 f1 test. The latest addition to the clio performance range, rs 18 f1, was preceded by numerous derivatives which were legendary in their own right, to name but a few the first rs model, the renault clio. Ferenc szisz won the first french grand prix at the wheel of a renault. Renault f1 simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Renault entered the last five races of 1977 with jeanpierre jabouille in its only car. Markelov also drove the teams rs18 in their allocated young drivers test day earlier this year. The boot will take a suitcase or two and the rear seats will fold flat for bigger loads. Deletraz and lundgaard to compete in this weekends f1 esports virtual grand prix view all latest news guanyu zhou has moved one step closer to becoming formula 1 s first ever chinese racer, with renault announcing that they have promoted the 20yearold to the role of test driver for the 2020 campaign. Mark five and almost 30 years of renault clio, is what it is.
The test is the only opportunity for drivers that are. Renaults f1 works return begun in 2016 following the french marques takeover of the lotus team is proving a real challenge. Born in shanghai, guanyu is one of the most talented racing prospects in his native china and will compete in the primary formula 1 support series formula 2 in 2019 with univirtuosi racing. Renault australia gave daniel ricciardo, our favourite formula one driver, a chance at a new career. There are a lot of similarities between the two, jarno opmeer, renault s official esports driver who is also a reallife single seater racer, told ouest france newspaper. The renault formula 1 team has promoted guanyu zhou to the tole of test driver for the upcoming 2020 season. Latest news clio cup uk, renault clio car driving racing. Constructor standings renault, driver standings of renault f1 drivers nico hulkenberg and carlos sainz.
Despite the plethora of onemake racing that now exists in britain, the races have been wellsubscribed, with over 20 drivers competing regularly. Chinese racer guanyu zhou will step up his involvement with renault sport formula one team by becoming their official test driver for the 2020 season the 20yearold has been associated with the. Cornering in the rs 18 is a breeze thanks to the sharp chassis and the standard electronic front differential. Last year, the chinese driver was a development driver at the enstone based squad, handling duties alongside his fulltime race role in formula 2. Lotus renault gp has today announced its three drivers for the abu dhabi young driver test, which takes place later this month sign up for f1 tv. The renault sport academy was launched by renault sport racing and renault sport formula one team in february 2016, tasked with continuing renault s rich heritage of developing young driver talent, with the aspiration of finding future renault f1 team world champions. F1 driver, mark webber, of infiniti red bull racing, came to lardy to meet and greet renault employees of this paris area technical center where all renault cars are crashtested. To achieve this, new renault clio relies on a largely new family. Drivers with serious intentions of joining the new clio cup uk grid in 2020 are being invited to test the latest clio cup 5 race car that will be used in the championship.1459 370 96 330 172 1041 483 1254 966 72 281 719 1504 1205 1143 841 1366 1488 1040 472 1520 1059 1164 310 1050 1496 357 686 987 793 448 1008 614 577 950 1356 1050 466 922 144 800 1133 10 348