Renault Reveals 2027 Concept F1 Car — Love To See It On The Track

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Formula 1 manufacturer and French brand Renault has unveiled its vision for the sport in 2027, which incorporates a revised packed, altered regulations, and a tweaked race format.

Powering the car is a hybrid powertrain that delivers 1341bhp, providing the 600kg R.S. 2027 Vision with a power-to-weight of 2235bhp/tonne, roughly 1000bhp/tonne more than current racers.

The powertrain is made up of a turbocharged V6 motor and two-part kinetic energy recovery system that develops up to 500kW which is more than four times the output of current systems. The engine sends power to all four wheels and can be driven in the all-electric mode in the pits as well as during safety car periods.

The French brand maintains that despite road car technology is set to advance significantly in the next few years; it is important that F1 is all about the driver.

So while its concept involves a closed cockpit, this would be transparent, and Renault suggests that drivers would use transparent helmets so fans can see them in action.

The Renault R.S. 2027 features an active LED lighting to increase its aesthetics, as well as moveable aerodynamic parts like the active wings.

As for the safety aspect, as well as the canopy, the car features two Titanium 'pop-up' rollbars activated in case of a collision.

Renault has also tweaked the F1 format suggesting that fans would have excellent access to telemetry, with Formula E-inspired 'fanboost' offered to help drivers in the closing laps of races.

The company also recommends a Grand Prix format changes, with a longer race of 250km, along with a shorter sprint known as the 'Final Sprint'.

Additionally, weekends would feature a night 'rookie race, proposed to be held on Friday evenings for teams' reserve and young drivers.

Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul said: "One role of Renault Sport Racing is to anticipate the future of Formula 1 so that it draws a maximum number of fans in an environment consistent with Groupe Renault's objectives.

"We look forward to generating inspired conversations with the racing community, fans and enthusiasts through this concept that highlights our ideas and desires."

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