Renault won the first V8-powered race in 2006 (Bahrain GP)
Sebastian Vettel (Infiniti Red Bull Racing-Renault) became the last winner of a race using an F1 V8 engine in today’s Brazilian Grand Prix. Mark Webber finished second in his final F1 race, giving a 1-2 finish for the RS27.
Renault won the first V8-powered race in 2006 (Bahrain GP) and now comes full circle to win the final event
This weekend Renault Sport F1, the F1 division of Renault, consolidated its record as Formula 1’s most successful V8 engine manufacturer. Sebastian Vettel’s win in the Brazilian Grand Prix, held in Sao Paulo, took its tally of wins to 60, over 40% of the wins of the eight year period.
Over this era, the V8 engine developed by 250 engineers at Renault Sport F1’s headquarters in Viry-Châtillon has won 5 Constructors’ titles with two partners, Infiniti Red Bull Racing (2010-2011-2012-2013) and Renault F1 Team (2006).
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