Our Formula 1 programme forms the core of Renault Sport Racing, which encompasses all our motorsport activities and our customer racing programmes.
Competing in the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Renault R.S.18 is a purpose-built racing car designed and developed at the Renault Sport Formula 1 base in Enstone, UK. The R.S.18 is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that’s assisted by kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems and features an eight-speed titanium gearbox. The car weighs 733kg and peak power is around 1,000bhp.
Nico Hülkenberg has driven for the Renault Sport Formula One Team since the start of 2017. The German driver had an impressive racing career ahead of his eye-opening Formula 1 debut in 2010, with championship titles secured in Formula BMW, A1GP and the GP2 Series. Nico also achieved a pole position in his rookie F1 season and won at Le Mans on his debut, with Porsche in 2015.
Carlos Sainz was Renault’s second driver in 2018, and in 2019 Hülkenberg will be joined by Australian Daniel Ricciardo.