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Renault F1 team rebranding as Alpine from next season

The Alpine F1 team will still use Renault’s engines but drivers Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon, who is French, will have a car decked out in blue, white and red instead of yellow and black.
AlfaTauri driver Pierre Gasly of France leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France during the qualifying session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)(AP)
AlfaTauri driver Pierre Gasly of France leads Renault driver Esteban Ocon of France during the qualifying session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5 , 2020. (Jennifer Lorenzini, Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Associated Press

Racing Point hit with 15-point deduction over brake ducts

The stewards ruled that Mercedes was the “principal designer” of the parts, and that Racing Point made only minor changes to computer design data it received from Mercedes.
SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team driver Lance Stroll poses after unveiling the team's new car livery at a pre-season launch event at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 13, 2019.(REUTERS)
SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team driver Lance Stroll poses after unveiling the team's new car livery at a pre-season launch event at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 13, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 07, 2020 03:40 PM IST
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Silverstone | By Associated Press

Driver reaction to Fernando Alonso’s 2021 F1 comeback

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’ six times world champion and Alonso’s former McLaren team mate: “I’ve no doubts that Fernando can be in great shape. The bonus for me is that I was the second oldest (driver) and now I’m going down to third oldest.
Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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SPIELBERG, Austria | By Reuters

Fernando Alonso returning to F1 next season with Renault

Renault, which struggled in F1 last season, did not say how many seasons Alonso has signed for. He won both of his world titles with Renault in 2005 and ‘06.
Fernando Alonso during a press conference(REUTERS)
Fernando Alonso during a press conference(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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SPIELBERG, Austria | By Agence France-Presse

Fernando Alonso set for Formula 1 return with Renault in 2021 - Report

Alonso, who left Formula One at the end of 2018 after a final season with McLaren, won his championship titles with Renault in 2005 and 2006.
File photo of Fernando Alonso.(USA TODAY Sports)
File photo of Fernando Alonso.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 09:32 PM IST
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F1’s Renault furlough ‘vast majority’ of UK staff

Renault join grid rivals Williams, Racing Point and McLaren in furloughing staff after nine of the scheduled 22 races in the world championship were either cancelled or postponed.
File photo of Renault.(REUTERS)
File photo of Renault.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 10:13 AM IST
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Paris | By AFP

Formula One teams threaten to sue over Ferrari engine

Last season several teams expressed suspicions after Ferrari gained in straight-line speed. The improvement was particularly noticeable after the mid-season break.
Representative image.(REUTERS)
Representative image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 04, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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Paris | By AFP

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Top five cars of 2019

It’s been a bad year for the automotive industry, but some vehicles have still hit it out of the park
Fresh out of the oven in 2019, these are the cars that are my top picks, the ones that stood out head and shoulders over the others
Fresh out of the oven in 2019, these are the cars that are my top picks, the ones that stood out head and shoulders over the others
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

Max Verstappen pole is a ‘big statement’ says Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo, now with Renault, was knocked out in Saturday’s Q2 session and was left to watch the final shootout from the paddock where he told reporters how impressed he was with the Dutchman’s scintillating lap.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, right, and former driver Rubens Barrichello of Brazil pose for photos.(AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, of the Netherlands, right, and former driver Rubens Barrichello of Brazil pose for photos.(AP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 06:43 PM IST
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Sao Paulo | By AFP

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Buy these four cars before they are gone!

Some perfectly good vehicles will soon be discontinued due to new manufacturing standards. Grab one of these four before they’re gone.
AWD Renault Duster
AWD Renault Duster
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

Lewis Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix, but waits for sixth title

Daniel Ricciardo came home eighth for Renault ahead of the two Toro Rossos of Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg in the second Renault.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium throwing a sombrero(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium throwing a sombrero(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Mexico City | By AFP

Nissan CEO set to resign after admitting to receiving overpayments

The reports said it was not immediately clear when Hiroto Saikawa would step down, as the firm struggles with the aftermath of the arrest of its former chief Carlos Ghosn on charges of financial misconduct.
The CEO of crisis-hit Japanese auto giant Nissan plans to resign days after admitting he received more pay than his entitlement.(Reuters Photo)
The CEO of crisis-hit Japanese auto giant Nissan plans to resign days after admitting he received more pay than his entitlement.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 10:19 AM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Citroën C5 Aircross is as French as it gets!

The crossover vehicle that will enter the Indian market next year
Pushing the engine hard reveals it’s pretty noisy at high revs, which makes you hold a more relaxed pace
Pushing the engine hard reveals it’s pretty noisy at high revs, which makes you hold a more relaxed pace
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

Fernando Alonso makes Le Mans his endurance swansong

The Japanese team said Alonso, who twice won the F1 world championships with Renault in 2005 and 2006, had set himself fresh motor sports targets.
File image of Fernando Alonso(AFP)
File image of Fernando Alonso(AFP)
Updated on May 01, 2019 03:24 PM IST
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Paris | By AFP

After Ghosn’s ouster, Renault names Bollore CEO, Senard chairman

Arrested car boss Carlos Ghosn resigned on Thursday as chief executive and chairman of Renault, ending his leadership roles in the auto industry and signalling the start of new era for the French manufacturer.
Carlos Ghosn’s career came screeching to a halt when Tokyo police arrested him on suspicion of under-reporting millions of dollars in income over eight years.(REUTERS)
Carlos Ghosn’s career came screeching to a halt when Tokyo police arrested him on suspicion of under-reporting millions of dollars in income over eight years.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 06:26 PM IST
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Carlos Ghosn resigns as Renault boss, French group enters new era

Ghosn, the most powerful man in car-making until his sensational arrest last November in Japan on financial misconduct charges, had already been sacked as chairman of Japanese auto groups Nissan and Mitsubishi
Carlos Ghosn has resigned from French carmaker Renault, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told Bloomberg Television in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.(Reuters/File Photo)
Carlos Ghosn has resigned from French carmaker Renault, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told Bloomberg Television in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 05:04 PM IST
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Paris | By Agence France Presse

Carlos Ghosn faces Mitsubishi sack as more allegations surface

The board of Nissan decided unanimously on Thursday to oust Ghosn as chairman, a spectacular fall from grace for the dynamic businessman credited with turning around the firm’s once-flagging fortunes by tying its fate to Renault.
Carlos Ghosn, the 64-year-old Brazil-born Frenchman began his second week in a Japanese detention centre facing allegations he under-reported his salary to the tune of $44 million over several years.(REUTERS)
Carlos Ghosn, the 64-year-old Brazil-born Frenchman began his second week in a Japanese detention centre facing allegations he under-reported his salary to the tune of $44 million over several years.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 10:16 AM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn’s income under-reporting ‘may reach $71 million’

Ghosn is now suspected of under-reporting his earnings by another three billion yen for the following three fiscal years, the Asahi Shimbun and the Nikkei business daily reported.
Carlos Ghosn, Former chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.(REUTERS)
Carlos Ghosn, Former chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 03:48 PM IST
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Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse

Nissan ousts Carlos Ghosn as chairman after arrest over financial misconduct: Report

Nissan Motor Co.’s board voted unanimously to remove Carlos Ghosn as chairman, the NHK reported, as the directors moved to contain the damage from the iconic executive’s shock arrest.
Carlos Ghosn, who has been detained by Japanese authorities since Monday, is set to officially remain a director, since a shareholder vote is needed to remove him from the board completely.(AFP/File Photo)
Carlos Ghosn, who has been detained by Japanese authorities since Monday, is set to officially remain a director, since a shareholder vote is needed to remove him from the board completely.(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 06:02 PM IST
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Bloomberg, Tokyo/Singapore | By Ma Jie, Kae Inoue and Matthew Campbell

McLaren will keep Fernando Alonso on speed dial, says Brown

The double world champion has not ruled out a comeback, while recognising it as unlikely at 37 years old, but team boss Zak Brown said on Wednesday the Spaniard would be the first driver he called if there was a problem.
File image of McLaren's Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
File image of McLaren's Fernando Alonso.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 10:51 AM IST
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Woking | By Reuters

No proof of fraud by Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in France, says govt

Ghosn’s arrest in Japan for alleged financial misconduct sent shockwaves through the auto industry and raised questions about the future of the sometimes fractious alliance of Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.(REUTERS)
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 02:52 PM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn’s arrest throws biggest auto alliance into turmoil

The bombshell allegations threaten to bring down one of the auto industry’s most powerful executives, who turned Nissan and Renault into a global challenger to giants Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp.
A general view shows a Nissan logo at the company headquarters in Yokohama on November 19.(AFP Photo)
A general view shows a Nissan logo at the company headquarters in Yokohama on November 19.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 07:23 PM IST
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Tokyo, Bloomberg | By Ma Jie

Lewis Hamilton shines in Singapore

As drama goes, it was too much — and too literal. The man who won that 2008 title by one last-corner point, Lewis Hamilton, coasted to victory in a very different race this Sunday.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton leads during the race.(REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton leads during the race.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 08:28 PM IST
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Nissan to hire 1,500 people in India to strengthen R&D and global digital hub

Nissan, which is seeking to revive its presence in India, said it would go for separate dealerships for Nissan and Datsun brands especially in smaller towns in the country.
Nissan will also bring new products to India starting with the Kicks SUV in 2019.(Picture for representation)
Nissan will also bring new products to India starting with the Kicks SUV in 2019.(Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 06, 2018 06:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Sebastian Vettel closes gap after Fernando Alonso crash in Belgium Grand Prix

A huge crash involving Fernando Alonso will take the headlines, but Sebastian Vettel closed the gap on Lewis Hamilton at the Belgian GP.
Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium - August 26, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Francois Lenoir(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Belgian Grand Prix - Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot, Belgium - August 26, 2018 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race REUTERS/Francois Lenoir(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 08:53 PM IST
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Spa-Francorchamps | By Omnisport

Formula One: Carlos Sainz to replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren next year

Carlos Sainz is currently on loan at Renault from Red Bull and sits 11th in the drivers’ championship standings.
FILE PHOTO: Renault's Carlos Sainz at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia on March 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Renault's Carlos Sainz at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia on March 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 16, 2018 07:55 PM IST
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What the F1! How tough is it really to drive a Formula 1 car

Once you have driven an F1 car, you’ll know: driving anything else is meaningless!
The acceleration of the Lotus-Renault E20 is so violent that it feels like you’ve been strapped onto a Brahmos missile
The acceleration of the Lotus-Renault E20 is so violent that it feels like you’ve been strapped onto a Brahmos missile
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Hormazd Sorabjee

Formula One: Red Bull to leave Renault, use Honda engines

Red Bull stressed that 12-season partnership with Renault had been a successful one, bringing 57 victories and eight world titles -- drivers and constructors included.
Red Bull have used Renault engines for 12 years in Formula One.(REUTERS)
Red Bull have used Renault engines for 12 years in Formula One.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 10:38 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse

Long time allies Renault and Nissan in talks to merge

While the two-decade long alliance of Renault and Nissan has brought savings, their fragmented ownership structure has prevented the companies from reaping full benefits of their union.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA.(Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA.(Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 29, 2018 04:49 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By David Welch, Ed Hammond, Kiel Porter and Ma Jie

In Nagaland, new NPF MLAs demand Innova, say Duster not good enough

11 of the 27 new legislators from the opposition party wrote to the commissioner and secretary of the Nagaland assembly to allot them Toyota Innova-Crysta instead of Renault Duster.
Condition of roads in Nagaland is among the worst in the northeast .(Samir Jana/HT FILE PHOTO)
Condition of roads in Nagaland is among the worst in the northeast .(Samir Jana/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 11, 2018 11:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
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