F1 » Iconic Williams-Renault F1 partnership revived

In its erstwhile guise, the partnership achieved no fewer than 63 grand prix victories and nine world championship crowns - and as of next year, Williams and Renault are to rejoin forces in F1

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oldtimer - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 5:02 PM

Good news for Williams but probably not for Renault. Williams have not produced a competitive car for years and they will need more than a Renault engine to make them competitive again. It will be a very steep climb back to the top and without a top design team and drivers probably not a obtainable target. They are in a no win situation unless they can produce a top level car, something that seems well beyong them these days.

Dale - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 5:32 PM

I was under the impression the manufacturers could only supply engines to a max 3 teams?

Also looks like the death knell for Cosworth.
When Lotus switched to Renault this year, Cosworth said they needed 3 teams to make the business model sustainable.

Henk - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 5:55 PM

I think this is the only solution for the future. Renault is endependent because they have not an own team to favour and i think they are the most capabable manufacturer to build a V6 turbucharched engine for the future, i think that Cosworth is not that capabable for making winning F1 turbo engine.

And it brings back the good old Williams Renault name back on the starting grid ':p'


July 04, 2011 6:08 PM

Cosworth had a 1.5l turbo engine in a Benetton in 1987, but did turbo champ car engines up to 2007, albeit a spec engine by then. Im sure they could do it, but at what cost? At least the manufacturers will get some good marketing out of a succesful engine to justify the expenditure, but what would Cosworth get?

Good news for Williams, certainly.

p1 - Unregistered

July 04, 2011 6:19 PM

Nice to see this partnership back, but can only feel a bit sorry for Cosworth if they end up losing out, to be fair though whilst they have made a reliable engine this year it just isn't there in terms of keeping up, I think that is what is really letting the Williams team down this year.

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