“We want to take a definite, tangible step forward in performance and results. Fifth position in the Constructors’ Championship is our goal.”
Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Renault Sport Formula One Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. Renault 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 titanium 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 rear wing adjuster.
R.S.17 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
|Number of cylinders||6|
|Pressure charging||Single turbocharger, unlimited boost pressure (typical 5 bar abs)|
|Fuel flow limit||100kg/h|
|Permitted Fuel quantity per race||105kg|
|Number of valves||4 per cylinder, 24|
|Fuel||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|
|Energy recovered by MGU-H||Unlimited|
|Number of P.U. permitted per driver in 2017||4|
|Total horsepower||More than 900hp|
COURTESY OF RENAULT SPORT