At the Shanghai Motor Show, the car company unveiled its RS 2027 vision for Formula 1 with a greater focus on drivers, safety and hybrid technology. At the heart of this is Renault’s “more spectacular, more electric” RS 2027 F1 concept. Renault look to reimagine the future of F1 racing with the RS 2027 Vision Concept. Unveiled earlier this year at the Shanghai Motor Show, the technological mockup explores the notion of closed cockpits, likely taking into consideration both aesthetics and safety factors. Fashioned from 3D-printed recycled material, the cockpit design will be completely transparent, as will be the driver helmut — offering absolute visibility while tearing up the blacktop. Fitted with a transparent cockpit, active LED lighting in the wheels and moving aerodynamic parts such as the car’s active wings, Renault wants to make the sport a more “human-centric championship”.
For his final home race at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend, Martini has dedicated its iconic logo to Felipe Massa. Continue Reading
50 years ago today, McLaren made its F1 debut at the 1966 Monaco GP with Bruce McLaren at the wheel. Since then we have seen Championships won and lost, Senna v Prost, Häkkinen, Hamilton, the MP4/4, that MP4/13 and much, much more. Continue Reading
Well, not quite on Mars but the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, which was the setting for Mars in the 2015 Academy Award-nominated Ridley Scott movie, the Martian. The Red Bull Racing demonstration team once again put together an exciting show run which involved driving the 2011 Grand Prix-winning car through the length of Jordan, passing some incredibly scenic desert vistas and historical locations. Continue Reading
This short film tells the story of one of the most important Formula 1 cars of all time – The introduction of the Carbon Fibre chassis. John Barnard – the lead engineer behind the development of the car talks us through it. Continue Reading
The first to show their colours in 2016 is Renault with their new RS16, unveiled at their Technocentre in Paris today. They are reborn out of the ashes of Lotus GP after a protracted buyout that was finalised at the tail end of 2015.