There is no denying that Formula One racing is all about aerodynamics and engineering flair but it also requires skillful drivers pushing cars to 220 miles per hour. In recent years, computing prowess has become an integral part of Formula One. Without it, processing the sheer amount of data generated in building, testing and racing the high-speed cars is very costly and time-consuming.
F1 fans, assemble! Today we take a little amble down memory lane to take a look at how Groupe Renault changed the face of Formula 1, seemingly on a whim, when they entered a single turbocharged V6 vehicle with Jean-Pierre Jabouille at the wheel in 1977.
Renault returned to the Formula 1 track in 2016 by re-entering the arena as a full constructor. Two years down the line the auto manufacturer has already managed to finish sixth in the 2017 constructors’ championship, and has now become the fifth Formula 1 team after Haas, Williams, Red Bull and Sauber to lift the veil on its new car ahead of the 2018 season.
Scientists will tell you matter is constructed of atoms. But every child (and the brighter adults) will tell you pure joy is constructed almost entirely of LEGO. Even more so when it comes in the guise of Renault’s R.S.17 F1 racer.
2017 has been a year of many lessons for Renault’s Formula 1 Team. Going into the season Managing Director of the Renault Sport F1 Team, Frenchman Cyril Abiteboul had hoped that his team would take come in fifth. Thanks to a range of technical issues in Mexico the French F1 powerhouse failed to score any points.
Held at the country estate of Lord and Lady March, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been happening annually since 1993. Every year car enthusiasts and speed demons gather in West Sussex for a weekend of revving engines, intoxicating petrol fumes and a glimpse into the past, present and future of motoring.The Festival of Speed is an opportunity for automakers to display their finest for all to see. But the real highlight is the Hillclimb, where some of the vehicles get to show what they can do.
Teapot…? Hang on, what? Yes, you read that right! Automotive giant, Renault, has released a commemorative teakettle: a charming little yellow receptacle, boasting respectable speed stripes, metallic accents and undeniable aerodynamics. Even at first glance, it is a teakettle built to pull some serious G’s (and maybe travel back in time to when there were biscuits). But why a teakettle? To understand this, we need to go back to 1977 and Renault’s first foray into the field of Formula One.
After a bit of break, Renault returned to Formula 1 last year. While the French car giant didn’t have huge success in its first year back, the 2016 season allowed the team at Renault Sport the opportunity to go back to the drawing board and come back faster, stronger and with something to prove. With a rich history of Formula 1 racing, Renault has come back this year to take the F1 circuit head on. High speed, high octane and high drama have already been the orders of the day, and we’re only four races in!
In December 2015 Renault officially announced that it was making a return to Formula 1 racing. The announcement came as the French car giants put in place an insolvency plan to take over four time F1 winner, Lotus.
Following that announcement, Renault has recently revealed their next step on the road to motorsport racing domination. In a press conference Groupe Renault’s Chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, described Renault’s new plans in the auto racing arena.
It is official, Renault has officially completed its takeover of the revered British Lotus Formula 1 team and is set to make a return to Formula 1 as a constructor next year in 2016! This means that the insolvency deal that Renault made with the courts to save Lotus has been accepted and the future of the racing team based in Enstone in Oxfordshire is now secure.