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Alpine and Lotus to Study Joint Development of an Electric Sports Car as Groupe Renault Restructures

It’s a strange twist when French and English performance car purveyors with winning race teams find themselves cooperating. This also comes as the so-called *Renaulution plan that aims to restore Groupe Renault’s competitiveness based on return, not sales or market share was approved in Boulogne-Billancourt by the Board of Directors this morning, Continue reading

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Politics of Racing – Aston Martin Balks at Valkyrie Program

This means the oft-hyped Valkyrie Hypercar will not make its WEC debut at Silverstone in August 2020 or compete in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue reading

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport take a 1-2 at Silverstone

“I remember my first win here in 2008 and the feeling that I had coming out of Brooklands and going down the straight and seeing the crowd, it felt so reminiscent of that today – the excitement and happiness and joy that I felt were exactly the same as back then,” said Hamilton. “I’ve done so many races now, and you would think that after so many races you’d get used to it and the feeling would numb down, but it felt like it was the first win I ever had.” Continue reading

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Chinese Driver Ye Yifei Joins Renault Sport Academy

The 18-year-old, who hails from Xian, China is claimed to be one of the most promising stars of the junior categories. In 2019 Yifei will race for Hi-tech GP in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. Yifei started karting aged ten, taking two national titles. At 14, he made the move to Europe and single-seaters. In 2016 Yifei became the first Chinese driver to win an international title winning  the French F4 championship with 14 wins, 17 fastest laps and 10 pole positions. Continue reading

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Renault Group to buy Lotus F1 Team

Yes, the French are buying a storied British team. Continue reading

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Silverstone Classic – Record Crowds, Largest 911 Parade Lap

The 2013 Silverstone Classic claims to the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival now that the results are in. The three-day show this past weekend in the UK said attendance of 90,000, up from 83,500 in 2012 was a record. The 24 vintage races with 1113 historic racing cars covering nine decades of motorsports, also is claimed to be a new world record. Continue reading

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Honda Returns to Formula One Racing in 2015

Honda Motor will establish a European satellite racing operation in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom in preparation for its return to the Formula One World Championship after a seven-year hiatus in 2015. Continue reading

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Infiniti to Go F1 Racing Via Renault – Branding Nightmare?

Nonetheless, Renault’s presence continued after 35 years of competition in what boosters maintain is the preeminent motor racing series in the face of financial and sex scandals that rival the antics of Hollywood personalities and the imaginations script writers. Continue reading

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