Renault Sport F1 celebrates their third back-to-back Constructors’ World Title in the FIA Formula One World Championship™ after a dramatic Brazilian GP.
Renault-powered Red Bull Racing driver Sebastian Vettel had secured the points he needed in the USA to win his third Drivers’ World Title in as many F1 seasons, becoming the youngest-ever consecutive triple World Champion.
Renault has powered Sebastian to all three of his titles and all but one of his 26 career wins and 36 pole positions.
Round 20 - Brazil 23-25 November 2012
Circuit Length:4.309 Km
Lap Record:1:11.473 = 217.038 km/h, J. Montoya (Williams) 2004
Pole Position:Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault); 1:11.918 = 215.695 km/h
1st:Mark Webber (Red Bull Renault) 1:32.17.464 (av. race speed = 198.876 km/h)
2nd:Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault), 16.983s behind
On 21 November 1953, the first Australian Grand Prix was held at Albert Park. To celebrate the heritage of motor racing in the park, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation announced that FREE entry will be given to all General Admission patrons on Thursday 14 March 2013. As a result, day one of the 2013 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix has been renamed ‘Heritage Day’ for the occasion.
Round 19 - United States 16-18 November 2012
Circuit Length:5.516 km
Pole Position:Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault), 1:35.657 = 207.478 km/h
1st:Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes), 1:35.55.269 (av. race speed = 192.911 km/h)
2nd:Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Renault), 0.675s behind
3rd:Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 39.229s behind
As Sebastian Vettel crossed the finish line in India, he made history for Renault – claiming the 150th win for a Renault engine in their Formula 1™ career. As engine makers for some of the best teams in history, Renault has powered nine Drivers’ and ten Constructors’ titles so far.
Altogether, Renault has racked up a total of 150 wins from a little more than 500 Grand Prix starts since 1977 – that’s a win rate of 30%! They’ve achieved wins with every engine type they’ve built for the track, from the V6 to the V10 and back to the current V8.
Round 18 - Abu Dhabi 2-4 November 2012
Circuit Length:5.554 Km
Lap Record:1:40.279 = 199.387 km/h, S. Vettel (Red Bull Renault) 2009
Pole Position:Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes), 1:40.630 = 198.692 km/h
1st: Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus Renault) 1:45.58.667 (av. race speed = 172.878 km/h)
2nd: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 0.852s behind