5 Jul 2011

Williams return to Renault power

9:56 am on 5 July 2011

The British motor racing team Williams have rekindled one of Formula One's most successful partnerships by announcing they'll team up with the French manufacturer Renault for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The initial deal will see Renault supplying engines and chassis but the partnership could continue after the introduction of the new, energy efficient, turbo-charged V6 engines in 2014.

The alliance enjoyed huge success between 1989 and 1997, picking up four drivers' and five constructors' titles, and 63 race wins.