Renault F1 team
Renault has presented its new Formula One car and team line-up at its Technocentre. The Mild Seven Renault F1 R202 has been developed by Renault F1 UK at Enstone and Renault F1 France at Viry-Chatillon, and features Renault's new wide-angle V10 engine.
Managing the team is Director Flavio Briatore, and Jarno Trulli and Jenson Button are signed up to drive. Assisting in testing is Spanish driver Fernando Alonso.
"In 2001 we built a solid, unified team between Viry and Enstone and ended up with genuine progress both in terms of chassis and engine", said Briatore. "For 2002, we have an extremely strong technical team working in complete harmony and a driver line-up with great potential. Trulli is quick and very strong technically, Button will benefit from the experience gained last year and our test driver Alonso will help develop the car throughout the year". Patrick Faure, Chairman and CEO of Renault F1, added: "We have returned to Formula One to win with a 100 per cent Renault team? I will be very disappointed if the team doesn't finish among the top four in 2002 but, in any case, our aim is to be as close as possible to the top teams, with the objective of winning races regularly in 2003 and challenging for the title the following year".