Renault Unveils 2019 F1 Car: R.S.19
This could be one of the most anticipated 2019 F1 car launches due to the ‘dynamic duo’ – no other than team-mates, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg who will be driving for Renault for the 2019 Formula 1 season.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the two drivers sharing an insight into the work going on behind-the-scenes at Renault along with videos on their social media channels showing a fun side to things.
Today, Renault unveiled it’s 2019 F1 car, the R.S.19 – well, the chassis at the launch was the 2018 model however there were elements of the new design and you know what? I like it.
As with many Formula 1 fans, I really hope this is the start of the team moving into the right direction – allowing their drivers to battle and overall, the Renault F1 team showed confidence in the season ahead.
Cyril Abriteboul: “This is the right time to show you all that has been going on in the background of the last three years and we are extremely proud – the most important thing is that we don’t stop, we don’t break down the momentum that has started.”
“For three years, it is clear that we have been having a nice and steady progression which is good both at the track and back at the factory – I don’t want to say anything else, that would be killing it….”
“In order for the progression to keep continuing from here, we need to have a number of success stories – last year, the progress in the championship was in general, a success story and I think it’s fair to say that more progress in the championship will take a bit longer. This is very clear – we are humble and professional enough to know that.”
“I would like and I believe that this can come from the engine side, where we have had in particular a very, very strong winter so that will typically be a good season.”
“On the chassis side, the Enstone side, we have the structure but it is going to take a bit of time before the structure can turn into a race winning car.”
Take a look at some of the information on Renault F1’s Website – the technical side to the RS19
Chassis – 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.
Transmission – 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.
Electrical – MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.
Braking System – Carbon discs and pads. Calipers by Brembo S.p.A. Master cylinders by AP Racing.
Cockpit – 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.
Thank you to Renault F1 for the images.