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At Renault, we are passionate about motorsport. Our history in F1 has continued unbroken for more than 40 years. Formula 1 is a show, a spectacle, pure entertainment, but it is also the highest level in motorsport. A passion for Formula 1 is a metaphor for fighting spirit, determination, resilience but also progress thanks to the limitless innovation that inspires the sport.

Renault Sport Formula One Team

The Renault R.S.19 will be powered by the renamed Renault E-Tech 19 power unit, reflecting greater synergies with the Renault hybrid range.

The Drivers

 
Nico
Hülkenberg
Race Driver #27
Date of Birth: 19 August 1987
German
Nico Hülkenberg enters his third season with Renault F1 Team on the back of a career best championship finish in Formula 1 in 2018, when he claimed seventh in the drivers’ standings. Nico made his Formula 1 debut in 2010 and, except for a single-year absence in 2011, has raced in every Formula 1 championship to date. As well as boasting five championship titles throughout his career, including GP2 in 2009 at the first attempt, Nico also has a Le Mans 24 Hours win to his name after taking victory in the prestigious event in 2015.
DANIEL
RICCIARDO
Race Driver #3
Date of Birth: 1 July, 1989
Australian
Daniel Ricciardo joins Renault F1 Team with a successful Formula 1 career to date, which includes no less than seven wins, 29 podiums and three pole positions. His journey to Formula 1 included four years of racing under Renault power across the junior categories in the Formula Renault 2.0 Championship, World Series by Renault and Formula Renault 3.5, before making the step up to Formula 1 midway through the 2011 championship.
Guanyu
ZHOU
Development Driver
Date of Birth: 30 May 1999
Chinese
Guanyu Zhou joins Renault F1 Team as the team’s Development Driver. Guanyu also becomes a member of the Renault Sport Academy for 2019. Born in Shanghai, Guanyu is one of the most talented racing prospects in his native China and will compete in the primary Formula 1 support series – Formula 2 – in 2019 with UNI-Virtuosi Racing. The 19-year-old will race at twelve events on the Grand Prix support bill and is planned to assist the team in its driver simulator in Enstone.

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Chassis
A moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque chassis, manufactured by the Renault Sport Formula One Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight.
Renault R.S. 19
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Renault R.S. 19
Eight-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Renault R.S. 19
MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.
Renault R.S. 19
Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point harness seat belt. Steering wheel integrates gear change, clutch paddles, and rear wing adjuster.
Renault R.S. 19
Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
Renault R.E. 19
Displacement 1.6L V6

The team

The added momentum of the Daniel-Nico partnership brings confidence to the team this season.
Cyril Abiteboul
Renault Sport Racing, Managing Director
The added momentum of the Daniel-Nico partnership brings confidence to the team this season. I believe we have one of the strongest – if not the strongest – driver line-up on the grid. Daniel brings proven race winning experience and knowledge of a top team, while Nico is hungry. He’s hugely underrated – he’s quick, determined and a team motivator. Individually they are very strong and I feel the two will complement each other extremely perfectly.