Can this car give Renault the step forward it needs?

Since taking over the team from the previous owner, Renault has been spending its time and money restructuring its chassis base in Enstone. But you can only use that excuse for so long, and 2018 is the year that it needs to start producing results.With Red Bull and McLaren now also using its power unit, there are very few places for Renault to hide. That is the same for Red Bull and … Keep reading

Renault says “fresh approach” needed to sort reliability

Although the team was encouraged last season by the progress it made with the speed of its car, as it often proved to be the fourth quickest team, it lost a number of good results through poor reliability.That area has been a key point of attention for the team this winter and, speaking after the reveal of its new RS18, technical chief Bob Bell is clear that it needs to do things very … Keep reading

Red Bull testing plans unaffected despite RB14 crash

Ricciardo was giving the team’s new 2018 Formula 1 car its first test at a wet Silverstone just hours after the first images of it were released.But the team had to cut short running before its 100km limit was reached after Ricciardo crashed out in the damp conditions, hitting the barriers at low speed.Read Also:Has bold-looking Red Bull repeated its 2017 mistake? … Keep reading

Sauber reveals Alfa Romeo-backed C37

As part of a closer partnership with Ferrari this season, team boss Fred Vasseur concluded a title sponsorship deal with Alfa for 2018.The logos of the Italian car manufacturer, a sister brand of Ferrari, prominently feature on the engine cover of the C37.The car itself adopts a new aero philosophy, which technical director Joerg Zander hopes can deliver a step forward in form.”The … Keep reading

F1 2018 could be battle of the bargeboards, says Lowe

As teams begin revealing their 2018 designs, the increased complexity of the and sidepod area of cars has stood out, with very aggressive concepts ahead of the new season.For Lowe, whose FW41 design was revealed in computer images last week, the potential for downforce gains in this area of the car is immense, especially as other areas where performance was coming from have become … Keep reading