Renault returns to Formula 1, after having acquired Lotus F1 Team

The return of Renault as an official team of the Formula 1 is already a reality. The French team will return in the next season, after you have purchased the Lotus F1 Team.

Renault-F1Renault has confirmed that will return to Formula 1 as official team from the season 2016, after having acquired the Formula 1 team Lotus F1 Team. On the day of yesterday, both companies signed the agreement under which Renault will acquire a stake that will allow you to to take control of the british team.

Renault has been absent from the grid of the Formula 1 as a team official from your output that occurred in the year 2009, although it has been kept in the category as engine provider for other teams, especially Red Bull Racing, with the engines that earned him his four consecutive world championships that occurred in the seasons 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

In this sense Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer of Renault, said he decided to return to the top category as a team official with the intentions of winning, even if that takes a while. At the same time assured that the driving force behind this decision is to accelerate the development of its products on the street, in particular that of their futuros electric and hybrid vehicles.

By the time has not been provided information of those who will be its pilots, but it is assumed that the current members of Lotus retain their positions. However Romain Grosjean will be next year with the new team Haas, for which Renault only would Pastor Maldonado and the pilot test Jolson Palmer taken the place of Grosjean.