For the first time since 1997, Renault Sport F1 will be providing the engine poke for the world-famous Williams Formula One team. A once formidable partnership that lasted for no less than eight straight years, the pairing of these two names culminated in four Drivers’ and five Constructors’ championship wins. An impressive achievement.
Renault Sport F1 president, Bernard Rey, commented, “Renault remains in Formula One to achieve success in a cost efficient way and the partnership with Williams has great potential to add to the results we have notched up over recent years with our other partner teams. Williams has recently taken several important steps, both commercially and technically, to update its operations and we feel that this partnership is another important step in its rigorous plan. It reiterates how determined the team is to achieve results, which matches perfectly with our own objectives.”
Far more competitive than the Cosworth engines that Williams are currently using inside their racing cars, Renault’s powerful V8 units may well help put the faltering British outfit back on the map.