|Team||Renault Sport Formula 1 Team|
Renault Sport Formula 1 Team
Renault returns to Formula One in 2016 after a six-year absence as a works entry. The French manufacturer purchased the struggling Lotus team, which it had previously owned between 2002 and 2010, in late 2015, as part of its renewed commitment to motorsport.
The Enstone-based team endured a tough final year as Lotus due to severe financial troubles in 2015, but it did score a memorable win with Romain Grosjean at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Renault has said that it will take at least three seasons before it returns to the Formula One podium, but the legendary manufacturer is clearly targeting more titles in the years to come.
Former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen returns after a year in the Formula One wilderness last season and will partner 2014 GP2 champion Jolyon Palmer in Renault’s two cars. Although the team is facing a transitional year in 2016, expect these two hungry young drivers to put in an eye-catching performance or two throughout the year.