February 21, 2014

Lotus F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 confirm partnership

Lotus F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 officially confirmed the extension of their successful chassis-engine partnership for 2014 and beyond.

Renault will supply the team with its Energy F1-2014 Power Unit for the coming season. The Energy F1-2014 is a cutting-edge
power plant designed for the radical new 2014 technical regulations, which unite 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 will be more than 35 per cent more energy efficient than the previous V8 generation thanks to technical and sporting regulations that prescribe a fuel flow limit of 100 kg/h and maximum quantity of 100 kg permitted per race.

"We are pleased to see our partnership officially confirmed as the E22 takes to the track for its first official test. The relationship between Viry and Enstone has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. This is illustrated in no better way than the excellent - and very close - collaboration on the 2014 car, which is more technically complex than any previous designs. We hope this spirit will pay dividends on track this season and going forward into the new F1 technical era," said Jean-Michel Jalinier, President of Renault Sport F1.

Matthew Carter, Lotus F1 Team Chief Executive Officer, added, "Lotus F1 Team and Renault Sport F1 have enjoyed a successful partnership these past few years and we look forward to continue to build on our relationship and collaboration in 2014 and beyond. It is the beginning of a new era in Formula 1 and we are pleased to embrace it together with Renault Sport F1."


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