Renault R.S.18

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Renault R.S.18
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Nico Hülkenberg driving an R.S.18 during pre-season testing
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorRenault
PredecessorRenault R.S.17
Technical specifications[1][2][3]
ChassisMoulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front)Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system
Suspension (rear)Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion bars
Length5,480 mm (215.7 in)
Width2,000 mm (78.7 in)
Height950 mm (37.4 in)
Axle trackFront: 1,600 mm (63.0 in)
Rear: 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
EngineRenault R.E.18 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 turbocharged engine limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout
Electric motorRenault kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems
TransmissionEight-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gears
Weight733 kg (1,616.0 lb)
FuelBP
LubricantsCastrol EDGE
BrakesCarbon discs and pads with Brembo calipers and AP Racing cylinders
TyresPirelli P Zero (dry)
Pirelli Cinturato (wet)
OZ forged magnesium wheels: 13"
Competition history
Notable entrantsRenault Sport F1 Team
Notable drivers27. Germany Nico Hülkenberg
55. Spain Carlos Sainz Jr.
Debut2018 Australian Grand Prix
Last event2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
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The Renault R.S.18 is a Formula One racing car designed and constructed by the Renault Sport Formula One Team to compete during the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. The car was driven by Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr.[4] The car made its competitive début at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.

Design and development[edit]

Following Renault's return to the sport as a constructor in 2016, the team underwent a recruitment drive and began investing in its Enstone facilities. With the development of the R.S.18, the Enstone factory was expanded to accommodate the team's operations.[5]

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers Grands Prix Points WCC
AUS BHR CHN AZE ESP MON CAN FRA AUT GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN RUS JPN USA MEX BRA ABU
2018 Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.E.18 P Hülkenberg 7 6 6 Ret Ret 8 7 9 Ret 6 5 12 Ret 13 10 12 Ret 6 6 Ret Ret 122 4th
Sainz 10 11 9 5 7 10 8 8 12 Ret 12 9 11 8 8 17 10 7 Ret 12 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New season for Renault Sport Formula One team with the Renault R.S.18". renaultsport.com. Renault Sport. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Formula 1 - Press release - Renault Sport Formula One Team reveals 2018 challenger - renaultsport.com". renaultsport.com. Renault Sport. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Scott (12 November 2017). "Pirelli to introduce new softest-compound pink-walled F1 tyre in '18". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Archived from the original on 13 November 2017.
  4. ^ "2018 F1 Entry List". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 February 2018. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Renault 'almost 10 years' behind on F1 return". Speedcafe. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.