On November 6, 2018, Carlos Sainz Jr, driver for the Renault Sport Formula One Team, visited Renault employees at the Aubevoye Technical Center before heading to the Sandouville plant. The visits provided a great opportunity for the Spanish driver to meet the employees and discover the sites where Renault vehicles are developed and manufactured – an opportunity that many employees would not have missed for the world.
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.
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.
A week after tackling the Texas grasslands, the Renault Sport Formula 1 Team is kicking up another gear as it readies itself to take on the Mexican Grand Prix – a race whose altitude is as high as its searing top speed!
While behind-the-scenes, preparations for 2017 are already in full flow (as evidenced by the recent announcement that Germany’s Nico Hülkenberg has been recruited for next season), there is still plenty of mileage left in 2016.
Formula 1’s whirlwind tour continues! Just one week after the Malaysian Grand Prix, where Jolyon Palmer picked up his first championship point, Renault Sport Formula One Team has moved on to Japan for one of the most eagerly-awaited races of the season. In addition to the cultural interest associated with any trip Japan, the challenge of Suzuka is always one of the season’s highlights.
Following a run of European grands prix, Formula 1’s travelling circus is heading back overseas this weekend (September 16-18), with Renault Sport Formula 1 Team Asia-bound for the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix.
After the mandatory three-week summer break, all the members of the Renault Sport Formula One Team are now back in the starting blocks and ready to return to the track for the Belgian Grand Prix. Not only that, but there is even more anticipation than usual ahead of the forthcoming weekend, since the celebrated Spa-Francorchamps circuit – host of the 13th round of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship campaign – is one of the most spectacular and popular of the season.
While the end of July traditionally conjures thoughts of lazy summer holidays, the relentless world of Formula 1 rarely sleeps and less than a week on from the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Renault Sport Formula One Team is already hard at work preparing for this weekend’s German Grand Prix.
Before travelling to the next grand prix on the calendar, Renault Sport Formula One Team returned to Silverstone to take part in the final official in-season test of 2016. This represented a valuable opportunity to continue the development of the R.S.16, as Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul explains: “We trialled some new aerodynamic and suspension parts that we hope will bring added performance to the car.”