F1 Teams Williams and Renault Revive Successful Partnership

July 5, 2011

Formula One team Williams have announced that they are reviving one of the most successful partnerships in F1 by teaming up with Renault for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Williams and Renault enjoyed huge success between 1989 and 1997, winning four drivers’ and five constructors’ titles and a total of 63 race wins.

The initial deal will see Renault supplying engines and chassis, and the partnership could continue after the introduction of the new, energy efficient, turbo-charged V6 engines in the sport in 2014.

Frank Williams, Williams principle, said: “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”.

Bernard Rey, president of Renault F1, added: ‘There’s a great pride in reviving the Williams-Renault name. 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. It’s a hugely exciting opportunity for both Renault and Williams’.