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Author Topic: Williams-Renault return???  (Read 2010 times)

Offline John S

Williams-Renault return???
« on: May 15, 2011, 10:02:50 PM »

Frank may need Renault tie up to stay afloat in new turbo era.                     

Renault boss Jean Francois Caubet has expressed an intention to seek a fourth team to run its engines from 2012. Although it would need permission from the FIA to do so, it is believed by many that this would be granted. The company currently supplies its V8 to the ‘works’ Renault team, to World Champion’s Red Bull and to Team Lotus, and the fourth team is strongly rumoured to be Williams.
Currently running the Cosworth customer engine, Williams is understood to be keen to seek a manufacturer partnership ahead of the switch to 1.6litre turbo power from 2013, and the Williams-Renault link is very strong in a historical perspective.

The new engine regulations are set for a 2013 introduction but there are rumours circulating that this may be delayed. Any delay in introducing the new engines would not go down well with the manufacturers, and with a number of new firms looking to enter the fray –including Craig Pollock’s new P.U.R.E venture, delays would be costly and prohibitive., May 12.


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Re: Williams-Renault return???
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 01:52:15 PM »
If it happens, and is as successful as it was in the past, it will make William's fans very happy :)


Offline cosworth151

Re: Williams-Renault return???
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 02:18:57 PM »
Let me see if I understand: You've got Pastor & Ruby driving, most of you're senior staff has run for the exits, even Patrick Head is about to bail, and it's the engine's fault that you're loosing.  :crazy:

I guess all of my Williams gear will be going back into mothballs.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Williams-Renault return???
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 05:39:47 AM »
Williams has limited resources, and apparently are understaffed. Almost everyone says Michael had too much on his plate. They made the decision to concentrate on shrinking the tranny and cleaning up the airflow to the wing, thinking last year's diffuser would work, while everyone else was looking at a breakthrough in diffuser design. Renault and RB seem to have done it, McLaren, Ferrari and Merc seem to be close. Williams is struggling. F1 Is so competitive, one bad decision can make or break your season. I think they didn't need to fire a lot of people, they needed to add a couple, including a real director. They still have time to get some results for this season. If they can get the proven Renault engine they eliminate one variable. :DntKnw:



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