Nico Hülkenberg driving an R.S.18 during pre-season testing
|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system|
|Suspension (rear)||Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion bars|
|Length||5,480 mm (215.7 in)|
|Width||2,000 mm (78.7 in)|
|Height||950 mm (37.4 in)|
|Axle track||Front: 1,600 mm (63.0 in)|
Rear: 1,550 mm (61.0 in)
|Engine||Renault R.E.18 1.6 L (98 cu in) direct injection V6 turbocharged engine limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout|
|Electric motor||Renault kinetic and thermal energy recovery systems|
|Transmission||Eight-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gears|
|Weight||733 kg (1,616.0 lb)|
|Brakes||Carbon discs and pads with Brembo calipers and AP Racing cylinders|
|Tyres||Pirelli P Zero (dry) |
Pirelli Cinturato (wet)
OZ forged magnesium wheels: 13"
|Notable entrants||Renault Sport F1 Team|
|Notable drivers||27. Nico Hülkenberg|
55. Carlos Sainz Jr.
|Debut||2018 Australian Grand Prix|
|Last event||2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix|
The Renault R.S.18 is a Formula One racing car designed and constructed by the Renault Sport Formula One Team to compete during the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. The car was driven by Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr. The car made its competitive debut at the 2018 Australian Grand Prix.
Design and development
Following Renault's return to the sport as a constructor in 2016, the team underwent a recruitment drive and began investing in its Enstone facilities. With the development of the R.S.18, the Enstone factory was expanded to accommodate the team's operations.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2018||Renault Sport Formula One Team||Renault R.E.18||P||Hülkenberg||7||6||6||Ret||Ret||8||7||9||Ret||6||5||12||Ret||13||10||12||Ret||6||6||Ret||Ret||122||4th|
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