Renault f1 2007




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  • The FIA Formula One World Championship was the 61st season of FIA Formula One All team details are as per the Formula 1 official website, except where noted. . On 16 October , Renault confirmed that the Dutch banking company, ING, would become their main sponsor to replace Mild Seven, which has.

    Renault confirmed Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki Kovalainen as their race drivers for with Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ricardo Zonta as test.

    The ing renault f1 team today signalled its arrival in formula 1 in style with a spectacular media presentation in front of vips and media in .

    Renault f1 2007

    Renault f1 2007

    For the season the team competed under the name Lotus Renault GP but retained the Renault constructor name. Giancarlo Fisichella was Trulli's replacement for the season. In , Vettel and Red Bull won both championships, making it the ninth title for a Renault engine, and the first for the RS Renault had been suspended for one race the European Grand Prix due to the incident involving Fernando Alonso 's wheel not being fitted properly in the Hungarian Grand Prix , however this has been overturned on appeal following a decision from the FIA on 17 August

    Renault f1 2007

    Renault f1 2007

    Renault f1 2007

    Renault f1 2007

    Renault f1 2007

    Gallery: The drivers and teams of F1

    An appeal by McLaren regarding the legality of some cars in the final race could have altered the championship standings, [1] but on 16 November, the appeal was reportedly rejected by the International Court of Appeal, confirming the championship results. It has since been accomplished again, by Sebastian Vettel , in A major talking point of the season had been an espionage controversy involving Ferrari and McLaren , which led to McLaren being excluded from the Constructors' Championship.

    As a result, Ferrari clinched the championship at the Belgian Grand Prix. The season heralded the end of the existing Concorde Agreement between the existing Formula One constructors and Bernie Ecclestone. They had threatened to boycott Formula One from the season onwards and instead stage their own rival series, before signing a memorandum of understanding MoU at the Spanish Grand Prix.

    Renault f1 2007

    This was also the final season since its reintroduction in in which the use of traction control was permitted. Standardised engine control units ECUs were mandated from the season onwards, which prevented teams from using the technology.

    Honda ran with an "Earth livery" on their RA car. It was the first time since , the year in which sponsorship in the sport became widespread, [5] that a team ran sponsor-free for an entire season. Drivers' cars are numbered as per the official FIA entry list. Note that there is no car number 13, as was the historical tradition. Teams competed with tyres supplied by Bridgestone. Pre-season testing began in November at the Circuit de Catalunya , with ten of the eleven teams participating in the test sessions.

    Renault f1 2007

    Jenson Button was also absent as he had suffered a hairline fracture on his ribs after a go-karting accident in preparations for the November tests. Lewis Hamilton made his first appearance in a McLaren since being confirmed as Alonso's teammate for Felipe Massa topped the times on the first two days of testing.

    The other big story of was the return to a single tyre supplier Bridgestone. Toyota was the only team out for the fourth day of testing at Barcelona, as the Japanese works team chose to miss the first day of testing. Both Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli 's fastest laps were quicker than Massa and Badoer's times during the previous three sessions.

    Testing resumed on 6 December at Jerez , with the majority of teams attending the session. Hamilton improved on his position the following day by taking the fastest time, a second faster than Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella. Japanese works teams Honda and Toyota topped the times for the next two days of testing: Honda's Rubens Barrichello and Toyota's Franck Montagny were fastest, although Toyota had the Jerez track to themselves when Montagny took the fastest time.

    Renault f1 2007

    Heikki Kovalainen and Pedro de la Rosa took the fastest times on the fourth and fifth day of testing at Jerez. Also of note, on the last day of testing Fernando Alonso made his McLaren testing debut after an agreement with manager Flavio Briatore.

    This did not call for an end to his agreement which ended on 31 December. The season started at Albert Park in Australia on 18 March. Fernando Alonso came second and debutant Lewis Hamilton finished 3rd. Felipe Massa took his first pole of the season in Malaysia but Alonso won his first race with McLaren while Hamilton finished second. Massa led the entire race to win in both Bahrain and Spain , and in both races Hamilton finished second, becoming the first rookie to finish on the podium in more than his first two outings.

    F1 2007 Renault V8 Onboard Sound Compilation (Fisichella & Kovalainen) [1080p] - Cruzadelol



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