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.
Since the first President Awards event in April 2012, this annual ceremony spotlights outstanding achievements by Groupe Renault people whose dedication, talent and sense of innovation make outstanding contributions to company performance. Carlos Ghosn has just awarded the trophies at the 2017 President Awards ceremony, an event followed by a highly appreciative personnel audience across the group.
10 Renault Twizy supplied to Groupama Team France.
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.
Renault Espace at the Shanghai Motor Show is the latest step in Renault’s charm operation to win over customers on the Chinese market, with what is now a full range of crossovers, spanning the whole spectrum of customer expectations.
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.
On 12 April, Renault handed TOWT (Transoceanic Wind Transport) the keys to its second electric vehicle, a new Renault ZOE Z.E. 40. This Brittany-based company, founded in 2011, specializes in zero-emission sail-powered transport. We spoke with co-founder Guillaume Le Grand on a partnership that combines wind power with electrical energy.
So tyres – they’re essentially just a bunch of lookalike, big circular chunks of black rubber, aren’t they? Not in Formula 1, where drivers have access to a full colour-coded range – and where making the correct choice is absolutely crucial.