Where did Cyril from Renault go?
Cyril Abiteboul has joined motorsport engineering company Mecachrome as their motorsport advisor, five months after vacating his role as Team Principal of Renault’s Formula 1 operation.
Why did Renault quit F1?
Rossi said the problem is that F1 is a sport focused mainly on sporting performance, which in many ways does not align with Renault’s road car operations. “Formula 1 was so far removed from our commercial products that we wondered whether it really helped in selling Clios or Meganes,” Rossi said.
Why do F1 drivers weigh in?
Technical Reason: F1 cars with the driver in them have a minimum weight of 764kg (1684lbs). Cars and drivers are weighed after the race to ensure that they have not dropped below this weight during the race. F1 cars have gotten heavier in recent years, primarily due to improvements in safety features.
Does Lotus still race?
The Lotus name returned to Formula One in 2010 as Tony Fernandes’s Lotus Racing team. In 2011, Team Lotus’s iconic black-and-gold livery returned to F1 as the livery of the Lotus Renault GP team, sponsored by Lotus Cars, and in 2012 the team was re-branded completely as Lotus F1 Team.
Who is the owner of the Caterham F1 team?
Caterham Sports Ltd has been placed in administration with around £20m of debt and the entire team is now for sale. The Caterham F1 team arrived in Formula 1 in 2010 (as Lotus Racing) under the ownership of Malaysian businessman Tony Ferndandes.
Which is the first Caterham F1 car to run KERS?
The Caterham CT01 was the first car the team had built to run KERS . On 17 February, the team announced that Vitaly Petrov would replace Trulli alongside Kovalainen for the 2012 season.
Who is the company that runs the F1 team?
Caterham Sports Ltd is the company that essentially runs the F1 team for 1MRT, it designs, builds and maintains the race cars, operates the team website and employs the majority of the technical staff.
When did Caterham move to Leafield Technical Centre?
On 18 January 2012, it was announced that the team would be moving to the Leafield Technical Centre in Leafield, Oxfordshire, the previous headquarters of both Arrows and Super Aguri F1 teams. The Caterham CT01 is the first car the team has built to run KERS .