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Renault Energy F1 powers Caterham F1 Team from 2014

Caterham F1Renault Sport F1 and Caterham F1 Team have confirmed the extension of their partnership in the FIA Formula One World Championship for a further three years. From next year, Caterham F1 Team will be equipped with the Renault Energy F1, a new power plant designed for the radical new 2014 technical regulations.

The Energy F1 unites a V6 turbocharged direct injection internal combustion engine with two motor generator units that harvest energy dissipated in the exhaust gasses and brakes and deploy as both electrical and mechanical power. When combined the energy systems and engine will produce more power than the current V8 engines, however will be more than 35% more energy efficient thanks to technical and sporting regulations that prescribe a fuel flow limit of 100kg/h and maximum quantity of 100kg permitted per race.

The Anglo-Malaysian team and the French manufacturer first teamed up for the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship, with the Renault RS27 V8 engine powering the team in subsequent seasons.