The forthcoming race at the Circuit of The Americas will herald the arrival of a significant new member of Renault Sport Formula One Team. Already confirmed to compete for the squad in 2018, Carlos Sainz Jr will make an early debut for the team at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, which will take place on Sunday at 9pm (CET). Welcome to the fold, Carlos!
With peaks of an eye-watering 350kph, Monza witnesses the most extreme speeds of the Formula 1 season – definitely not one for the faint of heart!
Renault Sport Formula One Team keeps a very close eye on the behaviour of its two R.S.17s every time they take to the track – particularly around a circuit as long and demanding as Belgium’s famous Spa-Francorchamps. Thanks to telemetry, the squad’s engineers are always fully aware of everything that is going on.
Although the actual racing lasts a little less than two hours, a typical grand prix weekend leaves the drivers with barely any respite during their four days at the circuit. We take a look at their programmes (local times, CET) at the Hungaroring…
When the British Grand Prix revs into life this Sunday (July 16), it will mark 40 years to the day since Renault contested its very first race in Formula 1. It was the beginning of an extraordinary adventure, characterised by a series of pioneering innovations and no shortage of success...
To enable the Renault R.S.17 to take to the track in Spielberg, Austria, on Sunday (July 9), it will require a team of almost 80 people and more than 40 tonnes of equipment at the circuit. No sooner will the chequered flag have fallen, than those same people and that same equipment will be packing up to begin the journey to the UK for the next grand prix just a week later – a race within a race for the team’s logistics department!
Like many models in Renault’s road-going range, Renault Sport Formula One Team’s R.S.17 comes fitted with a radio – but its function is not to play music!
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.
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.