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.
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.
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.
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.
Shanghai Motor Show, 19 April 2017. At the Shanghai Show, Renault will be unveiling its R.S. 2027 Vision concept car, an enthralling stylistic opinion on the shape of Formula 1 to come, informed by forty years’ winning experience in the sport. What will Formula 1 look like in 2027?
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!