Set for launch in the second half of 2017, the Mégane R.S. - Renault's compact sports car - is poised for a spectacular comeback. In 2017, Renault Sport celebrates its 40th anniversary yet its mission remains unchanged: to create a clear link between motorsport, the brand’s commitment to Formula 1 and its standard production cars: “From the racetrack to the road". In two generations, and almost 16 variants, the Mégane R.S. has come to symbolise this philosophy. Thanks to a number of motorsport-derived technologies, the Mégane R.S. has become a benchmark in the world of high-performance road cars.
On Saturday, May 20, Renault-e.dams will take part in France’s round of the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. The Paris ePrix visits the city’s Hôtel des Invalides district and the defending champions’ drivers took turns on the team’s simulator to prepare for the race.
Since its introduction back in 2011, DRS has become every Formula 1 driver’s best friend… not to mention a welcome addition for spectators, in so much as it considerably assists overtaking during grands prix.
The result of a grand prix is very often conditioned by the outcome of qualifying the previous day and, as at many other circuits on the calendar, securing a good position on the starting grid is key at Sochi Autodrom.
The R.S. 2027 Vision concept car unveiled on 19 April at the Shanghai Motor Show illustrates the Renault take on the shape of Formula 1 ten years hence, in 2027. To a great extent, this vision builds on the three main foundations of Renault innovation today: the electric vehicle, the connected vehicle and the autonomous vehicle. Key technologies in these three areas are, or will shortly be, available on Renault production vehicles.
The mythical Étoile Filante (Shooting Star) makes a fitting exhibition stablemate for the R.S. 2027 Vision concept car, and a proud statement on Renault’s long-standing motorsport excellence.
As Renault readies up for celebrating 40 years in Formula 1, the space-age R.S. 2027 Vision concept car leaps ten years into the future to express Renault’s vision of where the sport is heading. It’s more human, more conscious of the entertainment factor, more exciting.
Formula 1 has embraced a bold new era in 2017. Longer, wider and with enhanced aerodynamics, the cars are faster than their predecessors to the tune of several seconds per lap – as will almost certainly be proven in this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix (April 7-9), the second round on the world championship calendar.
Shanghai Motor Show, 19 April 2017. At the Shanghai Show, Renault will be unveiling its R.S. 2027 Vision concept car, an enthralling stylistic opinion on the shape of Formula 1 to come, informed by forty years’ winning experience in the sport. What will Formula 1 look like in 2027?
Alpine today presented the Signatech Alpine Matmut team's programme for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at its new showroom. With two brand new LMP2 race car, the team is ready to fight to win a new title this yeat again and make a memorable year.