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 Williams and Renault renew F1 partnership

Renault and AT&T Williams announced a long-term chassis-engine partnership in July, paving the way for further Formula 1 successes.  

Between 1989 and 1997 the partnership resulted in four Drivers’ and five Constructors’ titles and 63 races won overall. 

For the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Renault Sports F1 will be supplying AT&T Williams with its V8 power units. According to the press release, the companies may continue their partnership when Renault introduces its new, energy efficient and turbocharged V6 engines in 2014. 

“Of course there’s also a great pride in reviving the Williams-Renault name,” Bernard Rey, Renault Sport F1 President said. “Together we produced racing cars that are recognised for their technical innovation and it is still Renault’s most successful period in F1 to date.” 

“We are delighted and excited by our new partnership,” commented Frank Williams, Team Principal of AT&T Williams. “Our previous relationship with Renault was one of the most successful in Williams’ history but we will not allow ourselves to dwell too much on the past. We must look to the future and continue to re-build our on-track reputation, which I am hopeful that today’s announcement will help us to do.”

The FW14 car went down in F1 legend as one of the greatest ever chassis-engine packages, the press release highlighted. The FW14B dominated F1 in 1992, winning 10 of the season’s 16 races.

THG Sports is the sports hospitality division of the marcus evans group.   THG specialises in teaming corporate hospitality with premier international sporting events, including F1 races, to deliver the ultimate in prestigious and luxurious corporate occasions.

The 2011 F1 season began in March with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, and will end with the Brazilian Grand Prix in São Paulo in November. For more information visit: www.thgsports.com







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