Four-time Formula One World Champion Alain Prost has joined forces with Jean-Paul Driot, founder of leading GP2 and Formula Renault 3.5 team Dams to…
A fortnight ago we brought you the first images of Renault’s new 2013 Renault Clio Cup, based on the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo, which was launched at last month’s Paris Motor Show. Today Renault has confirmed its final specification and price.
Still unsure about the all-new Clio’s 5-door body style? Reckon it looks a little.. dumpy? Perhaps you feel the Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo has grown up too far and lost some of its predecessor’s impish charm? Well, before you decide, take a look at the new 2013 Clio Cup which made its first appearance at Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet last weekend, for the latest round of World Series by Renault.
The Renault Alpine A110-50 concept-car was supposed to be one of the highlights of Renault’s Goodwood weekend, but Renaultsport managed to surprise us with a sneak peek of the next generation Clio R.S. as it made a brief appearance on the hill.
This is one of those news items that makes you consider the meaning of Déjà vu. Haven’t we been here before? Surely Alain Prost has been an ambassador for Renault since forever, just like Jackie Stewart was for Jaguar and Jean Alesi for… er, Lotus.
This is precisely the kind of article I enjoy reading, a fly on the wall insight into a special event that most of us can only view from afar.
Created in 1988 by former Michèle Mouton, the only female WRC event winner, and Fredrik Johnsson, the Race of Champions has become the most eagerly-anticipated after party of the motorsport season. This year’s event, run on the 3rd and 4th December, returned to Dusseldorf’s ESPRIT Arena, the venue where relative newcomer Felipe Albuquerque took the overall ‘Champion of Champions’ cup in 2010.
Although wintry conditions had yet to settle in the French Alps, the track at Val Thorens featured a satisfactory layer of ice which allowed Alain Prost, Evens Stievenart and Nicolas Prost to give Dacia Lodgy Glace its maiden run on the type of surface for which it was designed.
There’s a stunning set of images over at mclaren.com taken by photographer Darren Heath, which explore a secret location somewhere in the south of England that McLaren use to store their old race cars.