Williams and Renault: A winning history

Williams and Renault: A winning history

Williams and Renault formed an F1 powerhouse in the 1990s and are back together for 2012. Adam Cooper looks back to past glories and asks if the partnership can win again

Last week's Formula 1 test at Jerez was the scene for the return of a famous racing partnership as the Williams and Renault names linked up for the first time since 1997. For a while the combination was the one to beat in grand prix racing, earning four drivers' world championships in six seasons – and it might have been more.

This year's change of engine partner coincides with a major restructuring at Williams after the departure of Sam Michael and Patrick Head's decision to take a step back from any hands-on F1 involvement.

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