November 20, 2012

Renault powers Red Bull Racing to third consecutive constructors' championship title

Sebastian Vettel's second place at the United States Grand Prix sealed the third consecutive constructors' championship for Red Bull Racing and Renault.

The result comes after 440 points, seven wins, eight pole positions and seven fastest laps for the duo of Sebastian
Vettel and Mark Webber so far this year. The crown is also the 11th constructors' title that Renault has taken in the sport.

The Red Bull Racing-Renault partnership started in 2007 when the RS27, Renault's 2.4-litre V8 developed in Viry-Chatillon, was integrated into the Red Bull Racing team chassis. The first podium came in the inaugural season, with the first-ever Red Bull Racing-Renault win arriving in China 2009. The RS27 has since powered Red Bull to a total of 34 wins, three constructors' championships and 1794.5 points in just over five years.

"On behalf of Renault and all our employees I would like to congratulate Renaultsport F1 and Red Bull Racing for this latest success. Eleven world constructors' titles for Renault in a little over 35 years in the sport is a considerable achievement. This result fully justifies Renault’s decision to return to F1 engine supply and will provide additional motivation as we move forward to our next challenges : continued success in F1 and preparing for the introduction of the new engine regulations in 2014," said Carlos Ghosn, President of Renault.

The 2012 title is the 11th constructors' championship that Renault has taken in the sport.

After joining forces with Williams at the end of the 80s, the first constructors' championship came in 1992. It was followed by successive titles in 1993 and 1994. Renault teamed up with Benetton in 1995 and immediately took another crown, before Williams again took the title in 1996 and 1997; the sixth consecutive title to be powered by Renault. After a brief hiatus from the sport Renault returned with the Renault F1 Team and won another two titles in 2005 and 2006. The latest period of success with Red Bull Racing has yielded three constructors' titles to date.


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