Renault and Williams F1 Back Together

July 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

Old timers might remember the golden days of Williams F1 team when they were operating with Renault and winning every single race they’ve stepped in. Now they are back together agian, this time for a long-term chassis-engine partnership from 2012.

Renault Sport F1, the F1 division of Renault, will supply AT&T Williams with its championship-winning V8 power units for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In addition to the supply of its Formula One engines, the newly-formed co-operation includes several other exciting business and marketing opportunities, with a view to continuing after the introduction of the new, energy efficient, turbocharged V6 engines in 2014.

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The original Anglo-French partnership enjoyed a hugely successful association between 1989 and 1997, yielding four Drivers’ and five Constructors’ titles and 63 race wins. That partnership also produced some of the greatest drivers of all time: Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher.

Frank Williams, Team Principal of AT&T Williams, said “We are delighted and excited by our new partnership with Renault. This reunites the F1 team with a leading car manufacturer and complements our new relationship with Jaguar. At the same time, we are grateful to Cosworth: they have been a fair and reliable partner both on and off the track for the past two years and we look forward to working with them across our business in the future.”