Renault have released images of their 2019 Formula race car, the RS18 which Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg will campaign in the forthcoming world championship.
Renault RS19 Technical Specifications
Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Renault F1 Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. Renault E-Tech 19 power unit installed as a fully-stressed member.
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion bars and transverse-mounted damper units mounted inside the gearbox casing. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Eight-speed semi-automatic carbon maincase gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.
Carbon discs and pads. Calipers by Brembo S.p.A. Master cylinders by AP Racing.
Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point harness seat belt. Steering wheel integrates gear change paddles, clutch paddles, and DRS.
Dimensions and Weight
Front Track: 1600mm
Rear Track: 1550mm
Overall Length: 5480mm
Overall Height: 950mm
Overall Width: 2000mm
Overall Weight: 743kg, with driver, cameras and ballast
Number of cylinders
Single turbocharger, unlimited boost pressure (typical 5 bar abs)
Fuel flow limit
Permitted fuel quantity per race
Number of valves
4 per cylinder, 24
Direct fuel injection
Energy Recovery Systems
Energy recovered by MGU-K
Max 2 MJ/lap
Energy released by MGU-K
Max 4 MJ/lap
Energy recovered by MGU-H
Number of Power Units permitted per driver in 2019
3 ICE/Turbo/MGUH and 2 MGUK/ES/CU
More than 950hp
Renault F1 Team today detailed its plans to maintain its momentum in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Renault returned as a works team in 2016 and has made strong progress each season, finishing last year’s campaign in fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship.
Renault F1 Team’s star driver line-up of Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo was also presented to attending media and partners, underscoring Renault’s commitment to long-term success.
Jérôme Stoll, President of Renault Sport Racing, also confirmed Renault’s ongoing commitment to the sport.
“At Renault, we are passionate about motorsport. Our history in F1 has continued unbroken for more than 40 years. Formula 1 is a show, a spectacle, pure entertainment, but it is also the highest level in motorsport.”
“A passion for Formula 1 is a metaphor for fighting spirit, determination, resilience but also progress thanks to the limitless innovation that inspires the sport. But this passion has to be tempered with a healthy dose of reality.”
“F1 makes sense for Renault; it is a laboratory for our future road-going technology – as seen by the new engine designation – Renault E-Tech 19. It is a very exciting time to be part of F1.”
Since its F1 comeback three years ago, Renault has invested heavily across its technical facilities in Enstone, UK, and Viry-Châtillon, France.
At Enstone, the team has significantly increased production capabilities, with upgraded machine tools, including two new Breton machines, wind tunnel, gearbox dyno, enlarged design office and state-of-the-art race operations room. Its workforce has also grown by around 50% since 2016.
At Viry, a newly refurbished dyno has just been commissioned and will be used throughout the season to develop the power unit, while an ambitious building programme to house new engine assembly bays, reliability departments and an automated stores department has recently started, due for completion next year.
1977 to 2019. Every line. Every curve. Using the most advanced technology available, and improving year on year. Breaking new grounds. All leading to today. Here is the 2019 Renault F1 Team challenger. Here is the R.S.19.