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.
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.
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.
Renault’s New Clio made a great impression on journalists from the world over, invited to put the new model under the closest scrutiny at a meet-up in France’s Bordeaux region. Like the best Bordeaux wines, Renault’s best-seller just keeps on improving with age. Style, performance and equipment are finely tuned down to the tiniest detail.
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.”
The Formula E Championship finals is taking place in London this weekend. An opportunity for us to share a video what the Formula E really is about.