For more than 115 years, motorsport has constituted an integral element of Renault’s DNA. In Formula One, Renault has started more than 600 races and clinched 11 Drivers’ titles, 12 Constructors’ crowns and no fewer than 168 grand prix victories!

Renault Sport racing


In 2016, spurred on by this illustrious track record and eager to reaffirm its commitment to the sport, Renault launched an all-new entity encompassing all of the brand’s motorsport activities – Renault Sport Racing – and another to manage the development and sale of the Renault Sport Cars portfolio. The key objectives were to promote the company’s passion for motorsport to a wider audience while maximising the technological synergies between its racing and rally and its road-going sports models.
As of February 2016, Renault Sport Racing controls and co-ordinates all of Renault's motorsport activities, from Formula One and Formula E, to the Renault Sport Series.
Now under the same overall management to cover the staff and facilities at the company's two key sites at Viry Châtillon in France and Enstone in the UK, Renault Sport Racing firmly reinforces Renault's commitment to the motorsport.
Jerome Stoll
President of Renault Sport Racing
Motorsport represents a real opportunity to showcase French creative technical excellence, while testing new avant-garde innovations in the toughest of arenas.

Renault Sport Formula One Team

The season opens with R.S.17, the first car put together from scratch by the Renault Sport Formula One Team. The new racer was designed and developed by teams at the Enstone site in the UK and the Viry Chatillon site in France.

The Drivers

Born 19 August 1987
With a strong track record in Formula BMW, A1GP and GP2, Nico signed up to F1 in 2010, running first with Williams then with Sauber and Force India. He also won at Le Mans with Porsche in 2015, his first outing in the event. Nico joined the Renault Sport Formula One Team as race driver in 2017.
Born 1st September 1994
He is Renault Sport Formula One Team driver since October, 2017.
Born 27 August 1995
After a successful period as test driver with the Renault Sport Formula One Team in 2016 and a solid season in the GP2 Series (finishing third), Sergey joined the Renault Sport Formula One Team as third and reserve driver.

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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. 17
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. 17
Eight-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Renault R.S. 17
MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.
Renault R.S. 17
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. 17
Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
Renault R.E. 17
Displacement 1.6L V6

The team

We are aiming for fifth in the Constructors’ Championship
Cyril Abiteboul
Renault Sport Racing, Managing Director
We are aiming for fifth in the Constructors’ Championship and it’s clear that to achieve this we need to be scoring points regularly. This is a target for the team collectively, and the drivers individually.
Our performance metrics show that we have made gains in a strong and consistent manner throughout its development
Bob Bell
Renault Sport Formula One Team Technology Director
I’m very confident. Our performance metrics show that we have made gains in a strong and consistent manner throughout its development. If you look at the car itself you will see tremendous attention to detail and sophistication, illustrating that it’s been designed by a talented and knowledgeable group of people.

Formula One season 2016

Australian Grand Prix
Chinese Grand Prix
Bahrain Grand Prix
Russian Grand Prix
Spanish Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix
Canadian Grand Prix
European Grand Prix
Austrian Grand Prix
British Grand Prix
Hungarian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand Prix
Italian Grand Prix
Singapore Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix
United States Grand Prix
Mexican Grand Prix
Brazilian Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Renault e.dams

A pioneer of the all-electric vehicle with its Z.E. range and iconic models such as the ZOE and the TWIZY, Renault is by the same token a key player in the world of motorsport with an unrivalled track record for a mainstream manufacturer. In order to help foster the emergence and growth of a new, more accessible and environmentally-friendly area of the sport, Renault joined the nascent FIA Formula E Championship in 2014 in association with e.dams.
The FIA Formula E Championship, bringing motorsport to the centre of major cities
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first all-electric single-seater series. It pits nine teams against each other at ten different circuits in iconic cities all around the globe. The season runs from October to July.

Third Formula E campaign bags third straight Teams’ title for Renault e.dams

After claiming the top prize at the end of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship in 2014/2015, Renault e.dams successfully defended its Teams’ crown in 2015/2016 when it added the Drivers’ trophy to its score thanks to Sébastien Buemi. Season 3 of the all-electric racing series (2016/2017) saw Renault e.dams top the Teams’ standings for the third time running.

The Drivers

Born August 18th, 1981
Nicolas Prost was born in Saint-Chamond, France. He started his motor sport career in 2003 with the Formula Campus Championship, before going on to Formula Renault 2.0 and 3.5, then Formula 3 in Spain, and Euroseries 3000. In 2009 his racing schedule was split between Endurance, the Le Mans Series, and the Le Mans 24-hour event. He signed as driver with the Renault e.dams in 2014.
Born October 31st, 1988
Sébastien began his Formula 1 racing career in 2009, with Scuderia Toro Rosso. With two points in the 2009 Australian Grand Prix he became the fourth youngest point-scorer in the World Formula 1 Championship. He joined Renault e.dams in 2014 and finished world champion Formula E driver in 2016.

The team

We have worked hard all year to put together the best car possible.
Alain Prost
Co-owner of Renault e.dams
I am extremely proud of the team today. Formula E is one of the most competitive environments I have ever experienced, and to win two titles today is an extraordinary achievement. We were fighting against top teams and drivers and never took it as a given that we could win. We have worked hard all year to put together the best car possible and Renault did a fantastic job with the powertrain. Two titles in two years is a fantastic tribute to everyone who has given their time and effort to the team.
We have built a professional and capable team.
Jean-Paul Driot
Co-owner of Renault e.dams
It is difficult to express emotions as you experience in these moments. You hope and you dream of these things, but when they actually happen you find it hard to get the right words. I am proud of each and every team member for contributing to these victories. We have built a professional and capable team that has risen to the challenge in the toughest of environments. We are proud of the team and our partnership with Renault.
The FIA Formula E Championship is an ideal platform for Renault to demonstrate the innovation and quality [...]
Jerome Stoll
President of Renault Sport Racing
We are absolutely delighted with the titles today. The FIA Formula E Championship is an ideal platform for Renault to demonstrate the innovation and quality of its electric vehicle technology. We look forward to transferring the developments we have seen on track this year to our Z.E. electric vehicle range.

Renault Sport Series

In 2016, Renault Sport Racing has refocused its customer competition activities around the Eurocup Formula Renault. Alongside this, two national Formula Renault championships (NEC and Asia) and eight domestic Clio Cup series are organised by promoters throughout the world. In rallying, four national Clio R3T Trophy competitions take place within Europe.
Formula Renault 2.0, a breeding ground for future F1 stars
Renault has been running Formula Renault championships for more than 45 years, with many well-known drivers having earned their spurs at this formative level, from Jacques Laffite, Jean Ragnotti and Alain Prost to Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, and Kevin Magnussen to name but a few!

Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0

From the age of just 16, budding young racing drivers can pitch themselves into a fiercely competitive and high-calibre arena. This is the ideal junior formula to learn how to handle the pressure of competition, get the most out of a single-seater and develop the necessary mental strength to become a champion! The winner of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 is taken under the wing of the Renault Sport Academy. They then continue their apprenticeship as they climb the motorsport ladder, while being able to experience the facilities of the Renault Sport Formula One Team.

Clio Cup

A worthy successor to the Clio R.S., the Clio Cup racing car competes in a variety of championships throughout Europe in a fun and hospitable yet ultra-professional environment, as fields of up to 30 cars thrill spectators with their high-speed battles. The Clio Cup also represents an excellent means of getting into motorsport at a comparatively low cost.

Clio R3T

To get closer to the needs of their customers, Renault and the promotors are setting up for the 2017 season the Clio R3T France, ALPS, Italia and Iberia. Through the national Clio R3T trophies, Renault Sport Racing aims to reassert its commitment to the brand’s core values of technical and sporting fairness. The drivers and teams will also benefit from first-class technical support and will be able to call upon the services of the spare parts department, all in a friendly atmosphere

Renault Sport Cars

The experience that Renault has acquired over the years across the motorsport spectrum has enabled Renault Sport Cars to develop a range of potent and sophisticated sports cars that benefit from technologies honed on the racetrack and on rally stages. This range is available across the Renault network.
The New Mégane GT
The new Mégane GT is the first car in its segment to feature 4Control. Developed by the teams at Renault Sport Cars, its Energy TCe powerplant produces 205hp and 280Nm torque and is mated to Renault’s seven-speed EDC transmission with paddle-shift gear changes.
Other versions: GT LINE + Estate GT LINE
The Sandero R.S. 2.0
With a 2.0-litre engine generating 150hp, a sports chassis and all of Renault Sport’s hallmark styling cues, the first R.S. model designed and engineered outside of Europe is a sports car aimed at meeting the expectations of the Latin American market.
Other version: GT line
The Clio R.S.
This model boasts 200hp as standard or 220hp in its Trophy version, with a choice of three different driving settings and EDC transmission with paddle-shift gear changes that ensure exceptional levels of performance for a small sports car. What’s more, the Clio R.S. benefits from impeccable comfort and versatility in a package that truly showcases Renault’s motorsport prowess.
Other version: Clio GT line
The Twingo GT.
Making full use of its rear-engine design, TWINGO GT has been honed for driving enjoyment. Precise, comfortable and fun to drive, it offers affordable pleasure behind the wheel, in keeping with the tradition of the GTs designed by Renault Sport.
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