Renault unveil their weapon for 2019: The RS19

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.

Front Suspension

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.

Rear Suspension

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.

Fuel System

Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.


MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.

Braking System

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



1.6L V6

Number of cylinders


Rev limit


Pressure charging

Single turbocharger, unlimited boost pressure (typical 5 bar abs)

Fuel flow limit


Permitted fuel quantity per race



90° V6





Crank height


Number of valves

4 per cylinder, 24


Direct fuel injection

Energy Recovery Systems

MGU-K rpm

Max 50,000rpm

MGU-K power

Max 120kW

Energy recovered by MGU-K

Max 2 MJ/lap

Energy released by MGU-K

Max 4 MJ/lap

MGU-H rpm


Energy recovered by MGU-H




Min 145kg

Number of Power Units permitted per driver in 2019

3 ICE/Turbo/MGUH and 2 MGUK/ES/CU

Total horsepower

More than 950hp

Press Release:

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.