Rebellion R-One

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Rebellion R-One
Rebellion R-One - Rebellion racing bis.jpg
CategoryLe Mans Prototype
(LMP1)
ConstructorOreca
SuccessorRebellion R13
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon fibre composite monocoque
Suspension (front)Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper
Suspension (rear)Double wishbone, push rod operated over damper
Wheelbase13 in × 18 in (330.2 mm × 457.2 mm)
EngineAER P60 2.4 litre V6 Turbo mid-engined, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionX-Trac 7-speed sequential manual X-Trac Viscous mechanical locking differential
Weight850kg
FuelShell
TyresMichelin
Competition history
Notable entrantsSwitzerland Rebellion Racing
Notable driversFrance Nicolas Prost,
Germany Nick Heidfeld,
Germany Daniel Abt,
Switzerland Mathias Beche,
Austria Dominik Kraihamer,
Italy Andrea Belicchi,
Switzerland Fabio Leimer,
Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori
Debut2014 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
RacesWinsPolesF.Laps
22888
Teams' Championships3 (2014, 2015, 2016 FIA World Endurance)
Drivers' Championships3 (2014, 2015, 2016 FIA World Endurance)

The Rebellion R-One is a sports prototype racing car built by French constructor Oreca on behalf of Swiss-based team Rebellion Racing. It is designed to meet the 2014 LMP1-L regulations for Le Mans Prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and replaces the Lola B12/60 chassis. The first two R-Ones debuted at the 2014 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round two of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The Rebellion R-One shares the same monocoque as the Oreca 05, and the Oreca 07.[1]

Development[edit]

Since forming in 2008 as a partnership between Speedy Racing Team and Sebah Automotive, Rebellion Racing have been using chassis from Lola Cars in the LMP2 class before switching to LMP1 in 2009. In 2011, Rebellion announced a partnership with Toyota Motorsport GmbH confirming an engine supply partnership.

Since Lola became defunct at the end of 2012, parts for Rebellion's existing B12/80's became increasingly difficult to obtain. Rebellion managed to negotiate a deal with French constructor Oreca towards the end of 2013 for a LMP1-spec car for the 2014 season. The car was designed "in record time" according to Oreca Technical Director David Floury. The car only began testing in April 2014 and was not ready for the first race of the FIA WEC season, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, therefore Rebellion had to race with the two existing Lola B12/80s for the Silverstone race before switching to the R-Ones for round 2 at Spa-Francorchamps.

Racing history[edit]

2014 season[edit]

The 2014 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps was the public début of the Rebellion R-One. Both cars were struggling with teething issues that usually accompany brand new cars. The two cars were the only entrants in the privateer LMP1-L class so they were guaranteed to win the class, regardless if it was the No. 12 or 13 car. It was car number 12 that looked most likely after qualifying, where it started 12th on the grid while car 13 failed to set a time and started at the back of the grid. Car number 12 driven by Nicolas Prost, Nick Heidfeld and Mathias Beche climbed five positions and finished seventh overall, ten laps down on the overall winning Toyota hybrid. The No. 13 car was the only retirement of the race, bowing out due to electrical problems after completing 47 laps.[2]

Year Nat. Entrant Class Nat. Drivers No. Rounds Points WEP
pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2014 Switzerland Rebellion Racing LMP1-L France
Germany
Switzerland
Nicolas Prost
Nick Heidfeld
Mathias Beche
12 SIL
1
SPA
1
LMN
1
COA
1
FUJ
2
SHA
1
BHR
2
SÃO
2
204 1st
Italy
Austria
Switzerland
Andrea Belicchi
Dominik Kraihamer
Fabio Leimer
13 SIL
DNF
SPA
DNF
LMN
DNF
COA
DNF
FUJ
1
SHA
2
BHR
1
SÃO
1
93 2nd

2015 season[edit]

The car underwent an engine change for the 2015 season, changing to an Advanced Engine Research twin-turbo V6. This necessitated extensive revisions to the chassis and as a result the team missed the first two races of the season in order to modify and test the cars. Due to the new AER P60 engine, the car featured a new cooling layout with dual heat exchangers on both sides of the car, a revised transmission, and most noticeably, a distinctive split airbox, located further back on the engine cover compared to that used on the Rebellion-Toyota. The split necessary, due to the airbox being located so far back on the car, that the mandatory fin had to pass through its centre The revised car was tested for the first time at Paul Ricard in France at the end of May and was expected to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours.[3]

Year Nat. Entrant Class Nat. Drivers No. Rounds Points WEP
pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2015 Switzerland Rebellion Racing LMP1-L France
Germany
Switzerland
Nicolas Prost
Nick Heidfeld
Mathias Beche
12 SIL
SPA
LMN
2
NÜR
2
COA
3
FUJ
1
SHA
1
BHR
3
134 1st
Switzerland
Austria
Germany
Alexandre Imperatori
Dominik Kraihamer
Daniel Abt
13 SIL
SPA
LMN
1
NÜR
DNF
COA
2
FUJ
3
SHA
DNF
BHR
1
108 2nd

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMSA 2017 Prototype Tech Profile: ORECA 07". RACER. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2019-09-22.
  2. ^ "POSITIVE RACE DEBUT FOR REBELLION R-ONE AT SPA". Rebellion Racing. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  3. ^ "Rebellion Racing tests 2015 spec car ahead of its debut at Le Mans". Autosport. Retrieved 2015-05-21.

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