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2017 Renault R.S.17 news, pictures, specifications, and information

RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM LAUNCHES THE R.S.17 IN LONDON

Renault Sport Formula One Team today launched its 2017 challenger, the R.S.17, at a showcase event in front of international media and team partners, in London, England.

Highlighting new partners and sponsors including BP, Castrol and MAPFRE, the launch was also the first public revealing of the new Renault Sport brand identity, designed to provide a stronger link between Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars.

Powered by Renault Sport Racing's R.E.17 power unit, the R.S.17 has no carry over parts from the R.S.16. The team has worked from a clean sheet of paper to respond to Formula 1's latest regulations. It is the first Formula 1 car designed from the outset by Renault Sport Racing from its two locations in Enstone, England and Viry-Châtillon, France.

Present at the launch were Thierry Koskas, Groupe Renault Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Jérôme Stoll, President and Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing, as well as Renault Sport Formula One Team's senior management and drivers, and Alain Prost as Renault Sport Racing Special Advisor.

The R.S.17 was unveiled by race drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer, whilst Third and Reserve Driver Sergey Sirotkin was also announced today.

Vital Stats
Engine : 1.6 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 600 hp

8-speed Automatic
The car was unveiled wîth the hashtag #RS17Launch.


The 2017 Renault Sport Academy line-up was also confirmed, wîth Jack Aitken, Max Fewtrell, Jarno Opmeer and Sun Yue Yang all being supported by Renault Sport Racing through their 2017 seasons. Jack will contest the GP3 Series, whilst Max, Jarno and Sun will contest the Formula Renault Eurocup in an historic-high 30-cars-grid.

Jérôme Stoll, President of Renault Sport Racing:


'The R.S.17 is the first car which Enstone and Viry have been able to plan and develop from the outset and we're satisfied by the fruits of this interaction. It's a beautiful car. As well as the excitement of the R.S.17 itself, we also have a highly important new partner in BP through their BP and Castrol brands. For 2017 our performance targets are clear. We want to take a definite, tangible step forward in performance and results. Fifth position in the Constructors' Championship is our goal.'

Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director:

'For 2017 we are perfectly placed to take the step forward we all desire. The R.S.17 is the result of many long working hours spent over our two integrated locations and the result is a car we can be proud of. We have a strong line-up of personnel at all levels of the team and we're proud to see Nico and Sergey join Jolyon in 2017. We are joined by a strong group of partners wîth BP, Castrol, MAPFRE and SMP Racing representing the best pre-season sponsorship acquisition campaign in the paddock. We are the fastest growing F1 team and we now need to prove our performance on track. Our objective is to score points at every round.'

Source - Renault
 
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2017 Formula One Season
PosTeamConstructorChassisDriversPoints
 Renault F1 TeamRenaultR.S.17 Germany Nicolas 'Nico' Hulkenberg
United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
Russia Sergey Sirotkin 
 SauberSauber
C36 
Sweden Marcus Ericsson
Germany Pascal Wehrlein 
 Mercedes GP Petronas F1 TeamMercedes-Benz
W08 EQ Power 
Finland Valtteri Bottas
United Kingdom Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton 
 Force India Formula One TeamForce India
VJM10 
France Esteban Ocon
Mexico Sergio Pérez Mendoza 
 Honda Marlboro McLarenMcLaren
MCL32 
Spain Fernando Alonso
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 
 WilliamsF1 TeamWilliams
FW40 
Brazil Felipe Massa
Canada Lance Stroll 
 Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari
SF70H 
Finland Kimi-Matias Raikkonen
Germany Sebastian Vettel 
 Haas-Hall RacingHaas
VF-17 
France Romain Grosjean
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 
 Scuderia Toro RossoScuderia Toro Rosso
STR12 
Russia Daniil Kvyat
Spain Carlos 'Carlos Sainz, Jr.' Sainz Vázquez de Castro 
 Red Bull RacingRed Bull
RB13 
Australia Daniel Ricciardo
Netherlands Max Emilian Verstappen 

2017 Season Review
RaceCircuitDateWinning DriverConstructor
 Australian Grand Prix Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix CircuitMar 2017   
 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese Grand Prix ShanghaiApr 2017   
 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International CircuitApr 2017   
 Russian Grand Prix Russian Grand Prix Sochi International Street Circuit, SochiApr 2017   
 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de CatalunyaMay 2017   
 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Grand Prix MonacoMay 2017   
 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles VilleneuveJun 2017   
Azerbaijan Grand Prix  Baku City CircuitJun 2017   
 Austrian Grand Prix  SpielbergJul 2017   
 British Grand Prix  SilverstoneJul 2017   
 Hungarian Grand Prix  HungaroringJul 2017   
 Belgian Grand Prix  Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps,Spa,BelgiumAug 2017   
 Italian Grand Prix  MonzaSep 2017   
Singapore Grand Prix  Marina BaySep 2017   
 Malaysian Grand Prix  SepangOct 2017   
 Japanese Grand Prix  SuzukaOct 2017   
 United States Grand Prix  Circuit of the AmericasOct 2017   
 Mexican Grand Prix  Autódromo Hermanos RodríguezOct 2017   
 Brazilian Grand Prix  Autódromo José Carlos Pace, InterlagosNov 2017   
 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix  Yas MarinaNov 2017   

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