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Renault commences new F1 season with its three partner teams

The test sessions presently taking place in Valencia, Spain, herald the official start of a new Formula One campaign. Each of the three Renault powered teams – Lotus Renault GP, Red-Bull Racing Renault and Team Lotus Renault – has used the event to unveil 2011 cars.

The 2011 season marks the dawn of a brand-new chapter in Renault’s F1 history. By opting to supply three teams – 25 per cent of the field – Renault is going back to its core activity as an engine supplier and is gearing up for the challenges ahead. Renault’s renewed commitment to F1 underlines how important Grand Prix racing is to the brand. As well as being a formidable springboard to promote its image across the globe, motor racing’s highest tier doubles up as a test laboratory for new technology – a factor that will become ever more relevant in the years ahead, when new engine regulations are implemented. From 2013, new F1 regulation will spur the development of more environment-friendly powertrains that can be directly applied to mass production vehicles. These powertrains will feature outstanding quality and reliability.