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Renault
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Formula One
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Renault Sport
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V6 engine
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GP2 Series
(Auto racing)
Jacques Villeneuve
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GP3 Series
(Auto racing)
 

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Mecachrome

Knowledge Identifier: &Mecachrome

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Mecachrome

Precision engineering company involved in aviation, the automotive industry, motor racing and industrial engineering, but is most famous for assembling the engines designed by Renault for the Renault Formula One team add

Category: Business (9)

Founded in 1979.

Countries: (39%), Germany (17%), United Kingdom (17%)

Main connections: Renault, Formula One, Renault Sport

Linked to: Equipe Ligier, Red Bull Racing, Renault, Conglomerate

 

Timeline


 

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1979

Since 1979 Mecachrome has been involved with Renault Sport F1, the motorsport division of Renault add something


1980

BMW in Formula One - As BMW spent 18 months building and testing a normally aspirated, three-litre V10 engine to comply with technical regulations that had changed significantly since the 1980s, the team used old Renault engines rebadged as first Mecachrome and Supertec


1985

In 1985 Renault withdrew from Formula One as a constructor and withdrew from engine supply for the 1987 season add something


1989

In 1989 Renault returned to F1 as engine supplier to WilliamsF1 , with Mecachrome again responsible for preparing the engines for the team add something


1992

Renault engines powered Williams and Benetton to six consecutive Constructors' World Championships between 1992 and 1997, and five Drivers' titles with Nigel Mansell , Alain Prost , Michael Schumacher , Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve add something


1995

In 1995 Benetton acquired Ligier's stock of Renault V10 engines add something


1996

In 1996 Renault was privatised and the same year announced its withdrawal from Formula One after the 1997 season add something


1998

In 1998 Flavio Briatore's company, Super Performance Competition Engineering, signed a distribution agreement with Mecachrome to begin in the 1999 season add something

 

The 1998 engines supplied to Williams carried the Mecachrome name, while Benetton's engines were badged as "Playlife" add something

 

Jacques Villeneuve - Renault had pulled out of Formula One for 1998 and Villeneuve's Williams team had to fare with less competitive Mecachrome engines


1999

Supertecs powered Williams in 1999, BAR in 1999 and Arrows in 2000 add something


2001

In 2001 & Renault returned to Formula One by purchasing the Benetton team and the Renault designed engines again carried the Renault name add something


2005

In 2005, the GP2 Series was launched as the official feeder categrory to Formula One add something

 

The relationship remains unchanged, with Renault responsible for design and Mecachrome assembly; this relationship helped Renault win a constructors' and driver's F1 championship "double-double" in 2005-2006 with Fernando Alonso add something


2008

In late 2008, the company sought legal protection from creditors in Canada after they defaulted on their publicly held bond add something

 

The company will continue to supply engines and gearboxes for the GP2 Series in its second generation whilst supplying the new-for-2008 GP2 Asia Series with slightly detuned versions of the power unit which has been at the core of the GP2 Series since 2005 add something


2010

Mecachrome engines powered the Red Bull Formula One team to the Constructors' Championship and Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel to the World Drivers' Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012 add something


2011

Since 2011 season, Mecachrome terminate Renault Sport to built own engines due to economic reasons add something


2017

In 2017, Mecachrome has partnered with Ginetta as an engine supplier for an LMP1 project, bound for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans add something

 

V8 engine - When the series was renamed the &FIA (Fédération_Internationale_de_l'Automobile) Formula 2 Championship in 2017, this was the final season these engines were used and they were replaced the following season by 3,4 litre turbocharged V6 engines supplied by Mecachrome


2018

New engine regulations with 620 hp 3,400 cc V6 single-turbocharged direct-injected engines will be introduced for 2018 along with a new Dallara F2/18 chassis add something

 

V6 engine - In 2018, the FIA Formula 2 Championship, formerly known as the GP2 Series, introduced a Mecachrome 3,4 litre turbocharged V6 engine to their new car, the Dallara F2 2018, replacing the aging 4,0 litre V8 naturally-aspirated engine that was used since the inaugural GP2 Series season


2019

V6 engine - In 2019, the FIA Formula 3 Championship, which was created when the GP3 Series and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship merged, will use the same Mecachrome 3,4 litre naturally-aspirated V6 engine for their new car which was unveiled in November 2018

 

V6 engine - In 2019, the FIA Formula 3 Championship, which was created when the GP3 Series and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship merged, will use the same Mecachrome 3,4 litre naturally-aspirated V6 engine for their new car which was unveiled in November 2018