Monday, 4 July 2011

Williams Reunited With Renault

The Williams team confirmed today that from 2012 onwards, they will switch to using Renault engines, as opposed to their current Cosworth powerplants.

This will be considered great news by many nostalgic fans of the team, as the British outfit won several World Championships as Williams Renault, from 1989-1997. This fruitful period included Drivers Championship crowns for Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve, who were all present at the Williams HQ when the news was announced.

Team boss Frank Williams warned that this was a statement of future intent from the team who will "not allow ourselves to dwell too much on the past."

This news means that - as it currently stands - Renault will provide the most engines to Formula 1 teams next season (five), whilst Cosworth will now only provide engines to the two smallest teams, Virgin and Hispania.

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