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|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard titanium rocker via a pushrod system|
|Suspension (rear)||Titanium top and carbon fibre bottom wishbones operating vertically mounted torsion bars and horizontally-mounted damper units mounted on the top of the gearbox casing|
|Engine||Renault RS23, Mid-mounted 3.0 litre V10 (111°)|
|Transmission||Titanium longitudinal, 6 speed + 1 reverse|
|Notable entrants||Mild Seven Renault F1 Team|
|Notable drivers||7. Jarno Trulli|
8. Fernando Alonso
|Debut||2003 Australian Grand Prix|
The Renault R23 is a Formula One car that competed in the 2003 Formula One season. The driver lineup were Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso who replaced Jenson Button who left for British American Racing.
The team started on pole at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix, thanks to Alonso. Later the team won the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, also thanks to Alonso, the first time Renault had won a Grand Prix since the 1983 Austrian Grand Prix. Renault was innovative during this period producing non-standard designs such as the 111° 10-cylinder engine for the 2003 RS23 which was designed to effectively lower the center of gravity of the engine and thus improve the car's handling. This eventually proved too unreliable and heavy, so Renault returned to a 72 degree vee angle with the following year's R24.
Eventually the team finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship with 88 points.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|RS23 3.0 V10||M||AUS||MAL||BRA||SMR||ESP||AUT||MON||CAN||EUR||FRA||GBR||GER||HUN||ITA||USA||JPN||88||4th|
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