September 24, 2013

Renault Energy F1 to power Caterham F1 Team from 2014

Renault Sport F1 and Caterham F1 Team confirmed the extension of their partnership in the FIA Formula One World Championship for a further three years. From next year, Caterham F1 Team will be equipped with the Renault Energy F1, a cutting-edge power
plant designed for the radical new 2014 technical regulations. The Energy F1 unites a V6 turbocharged direct injection internal combustion engine with two motor generator units that harvest energy dissipated in the exhaust gasses and brakes and deploy as both electrical and mechanical power. When combined the energy systems and engine will produce more power than the current V8 engines, however will be more than 35 per cent more energy efficient due to technical and sporting regulations that prescribe a fuel flow limit of 100 kg/h and maximum quantity of 100 kg permitted per race.

The Anglo-Malaysian team and the French manufacturer first teamed up for the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship, with the Renault RS27 V8 engine powering the team in subsequent seasons.

"Over the past three years we have seen Caterham mature, with impressive new facilities and a solid technical structure. The new technical regulations provide a big challenge, but with change comes opportunity and next year is a prime chance for the team to secure the next targets in its ongoing plans. From the very start our partnership has been comprehensive and it is therefore natural that we would want to see it pay dividends. We are very happy with the quality and depth of the teams we will supply and look forward to seeing the first generation of Energy F1-powered cars hit the track next year," said Jean-Michel Jalinier, President and Managing Director of Renault Sport F1.

Cyril Abiteboul, Team Principal, Caterham F1 Team added, "This announcement is obviously very good news for our F1 team and is a reflection of the deep bonds that have been created between our two businesses since 2011, particularly with the roadcar project we launched in 2012 between Caterham and Alpine, which is now at an advanced stage in development."

"The depth of our partnership will certainly pay dividends in 2014, helping us tackle the new regulations quickly and efficiently, helping to give us the best opportunity to continue our progress up the grid in 2014 and beyond."


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