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Renault RS09

October 30, 2013 1 comment

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Cars : Williams FW19 , Benetton B197

Season: 1997

Total Displacement: 3.000 cc

Configuration : V10

Cylinder angle : 71 degree , widened from 67 to 71 degree

Timing Gear: 40 valves , pneumatically controlled

Evolution : RS09A , RS09B

Weight: 121 kg depending on equipment, 11 kgs lighter than the R208

Max Power output :

RS09   around 740 bhp

RS09A  755 bhp at 14.600 rpm

RS09B 775 bhp , <17.000 rpm

Materials : Cylinder heads in aluminium, cylinder block, oil sump and timing cover in thin aluminium

Dimensions : 623 mm length / 542 mm width / 395 mm height . It was 27mm lower than its predecessor the RS08 with the centre of gravity dropping 14mm and generally much smaller

Fuel : Elf for Williams , Agip for Benetton

Lubricant: Castrol fpr Williams , Agip for Benetton

Characteristics : reliable and powerful


sound clip of Renault 2014 F1 engine

Renault V8 engine in Red Bull body



Renault RS08

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Chassis  :  Williams FW18 , Benetton B196

Season: 1996

Total Displacement: 2.998 cc

Configuration : V10

Cylinder angle :67 degree

Timing Gear:40 valves

Evolution :RS08B

Weight: 132 kg

Max. Power Output  Qualifying-spec : 750 bhp , 16.500-17.000 rpm

Max. Power Output Race-spec :   720 bhp , 14.500  rpm

Fuel & Lubricant:Elf Williams

Renault RS05

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ChassisWilliams FW15C

Season: 1993

Total Displacement: 3.493 cc

Configuration :   V10

Cylinder angle : 67 degree

Timing Gear:40 valves

Evolution : RS05B

Weight:  137 kg

Max. Power Output Qualifying-spec : 780 bhp , 13.800 rpm

Max. Power Output Race-spec :   760 bhp

Fuel & Lubricant:Elf

Sparking plugs: Champion

Electronics: Magneti Marelli

Reliability: strong

Lotus E20 -Specifications


Chassis: Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Lotus F1 Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. RS27-2012 V8 engine installed as a fully-stressed member.
Front Suspension: Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard rocker via a pushrod system. This is connected to a torsion bar and damper units which are mounted inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Rear suspension: Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion springs and transverse-mounted damper units mounted in the top of the gearbox casing. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Transmission: Seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Fuel system: Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
Cooling system: Separate oil and water radiators located in the car’s sidepods and cooled using airflow from the car’s forward motion.
Electrical: MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit. braKiNg system
Carbon discs and pads. Calipers by AP Racing. Master cylinders by AP racing and Brembo.
Cockpit: Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point or eight-point harness seat belt by OMP Racing. Steering wheel integrates gear change, clutch paddles, and rear wing adjuster.
KERS: Motor generator unit driving into front of engine with batteries as an energy store. Motor Generator supplied by Renault Sport F1. Electronic control unit by Magneti-Marelli.


Front track: 1450 mm
Rear track: 1400 mm
Overall Length: 5038 mm
Overall height: 950 mm
Overall width: 1800 mm
Overall weight: 640 kg, with driver, cameras and ballast


Designation: Renault RS27
Configuration: 2.4l v8
No of cylinders: 90° V8
No of valves: 32
Displacement: 2400 cc
Weight: 95kg
Rpm: 18,000
Power output: approx. 750 bhp
Spark plugs: semi surface discharge
Ignition system: high energy inductive
Pistons: aluminium alloy
Engine block: aluminium alloy
Crankshaft: Nitrided alloy steel with tungsten alloy counterweights
Connecting rods: titanium alloy
Throttle system: 8 butterflies



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BMW Sauber F1.08 , 2008 season – Bargeboard upwards extension up to sidepod panel

November 23, 2011 1 comment

  BMW Sauber F1.08

        The central zone of a F1 car is considered crucial for a perfect aero-balance forcing teams to exploit bargeboard design to the limit (the bargeboards are the large vertical fences located in front of the sidepod inlets ). Sauber during winter testing ( in Valencia on February) launched a never seen before solution to manage airflow towards the rear of the car more efficiently . The team connected the sidepod panels ( the U shaped plate with the intel logo on it)  with the bargeboards via a vertical and slightly curved aerofoil . The purpose of the new pattern is to manage turbulent flow behind the front wheels more efficiently offering a smoother and cleaner flow of air around the sidepod body towards the indy flaps located in front of the rear wheels and diffuser roof favoring downforce production .

Renault  R28

         Renault was the first team to copy the idea launching its own version from the first 2008 race in Melbourne .

PS= Since 2009 many of the car’s body are elements were wiped out due to revised technical regulations aiming significant downforce production cut .

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