This Saturday, 17 June, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, Nelson Panciatici will start the race in the no.35 Alpine A470 from 8th position among the LMP2s. In the no.36 Alpine A470, qualified in 11th place, Gustavo Menezes has been chosen to complete the opening stints. Confident in the work done ahead of the race, the Signatech Alpine Matmut team is absolutely determined to defend the win secured here in 2016.
In embracing hybrid powertrain technology, Formula 1 is now more energy-efficient than ever before. That is something that will play a major role in this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix (9-11 June) – a race that is famously hard on fuel consumption.
In order to tackle the most prestigious grand prix on the calendar – which will take place on Sunday, May 28 – Renault Sport Formula One Team must carefully adapt its car to deal with the very specific demands of this truly unique street circuit.
Set for launch at the Frankfurt motorshow on September 12, 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. Flash back on Mégane R.S. before the unveil of All-New Mégane R.S. on Sept 12.
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.