Renault and Lotus are “engaged to be married”, according to the F1 team’s deputy principal Federico Gastaldi.
Renault believes its F1 past should entitle it to the same ‘historic payments’ as other teams. But they have come and gone more than once since arriving in 1977.
Renault has publicly confirmed its intention to purchase the Lotus F1 team after announcing it had signed a Letter of Intent.
Lotus team principal Federico Gastaldi is eager for Renault to return following what he described as a “lean-running year” for his team.
Renault have admitted that they cannot guarantee their engines will not be struck again by the same unknown problem that ended Max Verstappen’s Chinese Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso believes the Renault-powered teams will be competitive by the first race of the season in Australia.
The Renault RE40 could – perhaps should – have been the first turbo-powered car to win the world championship.
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Kimi Raikkonen intends to drive an F1 car next month before official testing for the 2012 season begins.
Kimi Raikkonen will return to Formula 1 in 2012 with Renault.