The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is one of the automotive world’s biggest partnerships with a long list of successes on many fronts. Now, Renault CEO Luca de Meo has announced a new transformation strategy aptly named ‘Renaulution’. And, as the name suggests, the group is preparing for a revolutionary shift in priorities as they move from volume to value.
The thing that petrolheads most fear about eco-friendly cars is the lack of noise. Whether it is the screaming snarl of a frustrated Lambo at a robot or the ribcage thump of a really big old V8, the sound of a powerful engine gets us going. But one by one the demons of the decibel have fallen silent, leaving just that 2012 Honda Civic with the red R and the big exhaust at the supermarket car park, and of course, Formula 1.
When Renault F1 and tech partner Infinity celebrated International Women in Engineering Day in June, they showcased achievement rather than ambition. Renault F1 engineer Kayleigh Messer and Infiniti Engineer and racing driver Sabré Cook showcased two generations of women at the cutting edge of racing technology.
Renault F1 believes they are starting to see gains from their power unit by evolving the same concept from last season. While Renault F1 accomplished its goal of finishing top of the midfield last year, there were several questions over the rate of their in-season development. This specifically refers to how Renault’s development efforts compare to their nearest rivals, Haas and Racing Point.
At this point, it’s difficult to curb our enthusiasm as the 2019 Renault F1 Car (RS19) is revealed. Fans and racing pundits, hold on to your hats as Renault is more than ready to contend with the 2019 season.
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.