Renault: PURE MOTORSPORT PASSION

With the Renault e.dams team, Renault has been the top performer in the Formula e championship since 2014, winning three Team titles and one Driver’s title with Sébastien Buemi. After this fourth season, Renault will be ending its Formula e commitment so as to focus on Formula 1.
Relive the highlights of our Formula e commitment.

Renault Sport Formula One Team

The Renault R.S.18 is Renault Sport Formula One Team’s third chassis since its return to Formula 1 as a full works’ entry in 2016. The car is a progression and refinement of the concepts developed during the 2017 season. It includes an improved suspension concept and greater aerodynamic downforce. Noticeably, the R.S.18 also features the mandatory new-for-2018 cockpit protection known as the ‘halo’ and a re-profiled engine cover to comply with the 2018 technical regulations.

The Drivers

 
Nico
Hülkenberg
Race Driver #27
Date of Birth: 19 August 1987
German
Nico Hülkenberg joined Renault Sport Formula One Team with an impressive racing career ahead of his eye-opening Formula 1 debut in 2010. Championship titles were secured in Formula BMW, A1GP and the GP2 Series. Nico also achieved a pole position in his rookie F1 season and won at Le Mans on his debut with Porsche in 2015.
Carlos
Sainz
Race Driver #55
Date of Birth: September 1st 1994
Spanish
Carlos Sainz joined Renault Sport Formula One Team in October 2017, ahead of the United States Grand Prix, for the remainder of the season in preparation for his first full year with the team in 2018. Carlos is no stranger to Renault having won two driver titles – Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2011 and Formula Renault 3.5 in 2014 - during his junior years.
Jack
AITKEN
Third and Reserve Driver
Date of Birth: 23 September 1995
British-Korean
Jack Aitken will step up his role with Renault Sport Formula One Team by becoming the team’s Third and Reserve Driver. Jack, a Renault Sport Academy member since its inception in 2016, graduates to the position after two excellent seasons in GP3 where he finished runner-up last year. The British-Korean will contest the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2018 with ART Grand Prix alongside his duties as Third and Reserve Driver, which will require him to attend all Grands Prix.
ARTEM
MARKELOV
Test and Development Driver
Date of Birth: 10 September 1994
Russian
Artem Markelov joins Renault Sport Formula One Team as the team’s Test and Development Driver. Artem, runner-up in the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship with Russian Time, will get his first taste of Formula 1 involvement with Renault following four years of racing in GP2 and Formula 2. In 2018, alongside his Test Driver duties, Artem will race in Formula 2 for a fifth season with Russian Time. The 23-year-old Muscovite will attend Grands Prix with the team and is planned to appear in the team’s R.S.16 and R.S.18 over the course of the year.

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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. 18
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. 18
Eight-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Renault R.S. 18
MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.
Renault R.S. 18
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. 18
Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
Renault R.E. 18
Displacement 1.6L V6

The team

We have two very talented and ambitious drivers.
Cyril Abiteboul
Renault Sport Racing, Managing Director
We have two very talented and ambitious drivers.
 Over the past year I’ve seen progression in many areas: ninth to sixth in the standings – in many races we were often the fourth fastest team on the grid. This is a testament to our drive, commitment and adherence to a very ambitious plan.  It was a quantified progression towards what we want to become and challenging the top teams.
Whilst we’re aware that the closer we get to our goal, the tougher the competition will be.
Bob Bell
Renault Sport Formula One Team Technology Director
Our greatest challenge is improving performance with the target of building on our Championship finishing position. For 2018 we need to continue our upward trajectory. Whilst we’re aware that the closer we get to our goal, the tougher the competition will be.

Renault e.dams

A pioneer in all-electric vehicles with the Z.E. (zero-emission) range and a key player in motorsport, Renault with the Renault e.dams team has won the last three FIA Formula E Championship titles. Renault e.dams is once again competing in season four of the FIA Formula E Championship with the aim of clinching a fourth consecutive title after the last race in July 2018. Renault will be withdrawing from Formula E at the end of the season to focus its resources on its ambitious Formula 1 goals.

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 organized "Renault Formula" championships for over 47 years. Renault Formula races are a true school for single-seater racing, serving to reveal the talents of drivers.

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

Fans love to see cars racing side by side, which is just what they get with the Clio Cups. Sold by the hundreds since 1991, the four generations of the Clio Cup were recognized for their performance, reliability and accessibility

Clio R3T

In addition to the technical support available to every customer and the sporting equity of the Trophy, the Clio R3T will provide a good experience to the drivers for their future in rally.

Renault Sport Team Vitality

Renault Is Getting in on a Booming Sports Scene: e-sports. In just a few years, e-sports have grown to become a worldwide phenomenon and a real professional sport with their own star players and crowds of spectators! By joining forces with Team Vitality, Renault plans to make a name for itself in e-sports, seizing the opportunity to showcase Renault’s signature passion for sport and innovation.

Renault Sport 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 R.S.
New Mégane R.S. is packed with high-performance technologies: 4CONTROL system, four hydraulic compression stops, a new 1.8-litre turbo engine with more torque and increased power output, and the R.S. Monitor Expert system.The sports car combines sporty feel and everyday versatility.
Other versions: GT, GT ESTATE, GT-LINE
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 + GT ESTATE
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 + Racing Spirit
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 versions: GT line, 200 EDC, 18
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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