News Details

Renault recollect an era of 1300 horsepower turbo engines

Romain Grosjean with the F1 cars that defined Renault's early turbo era In 1977 Renault created F1 history when it became the first-ever manufacturer to race a turbocharged car in the championship. Nobody had dared to pursue the turbocharged route until Renault debuted the highly experimental RS01 at the British GP on 17 July 1977. Powered by a 1.5l V6 turbo engine, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jabouille became the first driver to ever compete in a championship race with a turbo-powered car. Renault paid homage to this history today with a demonstration of some of the most significant turbo powered cars to have raced in the championship. Of course this year a new generation of turbos will return...
Full Story »
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Prost reacquianted with Renault turbo from bygone era

Alain Prost drives the Renault RE40 during the Grand Prix Historique...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Lotus exposed as late paying Renault powered team

Lotus has been exposed as the culprit team after supplier Renault...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Mateschitz renews attack on new era Formula 1

Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, Red Bull's low profile team...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

McLaren may test Honda powered car in 2014

McLaren could be ready to test a Honda V6 turbo power unit before the...
1y ago from GrandPrix247.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Analysis: 10 things we learned from the Sepang MotoGP...

Following the conclusion of the first pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang,...
12h ago from Motorsport.com

MotoGP riders get penalties for missing promotional...

MotoGP riders get penalties for missing promotional events MotoGP riders...
1d ago from MotoGPFanatic.com

Alpinestars release Baz crash data

Alpinestars have released the data recorded by Avintia Ducati racer Loris...

Loris Capirossi Q&A: "Valentino must turn the...

MotoGP veteran and Dorna Sports safety advisor Loris Capirossi talks to...
3d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

'Very possible' Robin Frijns will make Andretti...

Andretti Autosport team boss Michael Andretti has revealed that it is...

INDYCAR: Andretti - 'It's killing me not having a win'

The pressure of living up to his legendary last name has always dogged...
3d ago from Racer.com

LIGHTS: Davey Hamilton Jr joins field

Davey Hamilton Jr., son of veteran Indy car competitor Davey Hamilton,...
1d ago from Racer.com

McCormack Racing, Davey Hamilton Jr. Join Forces for...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – 18-year-old King of the Wing Sprint Car Series...

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Breen set for 'dream come true'

The Irishman joined the Citroën-supported squad for the reconnaissance...
6h ago from WRC.com

Ogier predicts close scrap in Sweden

Sebastien Ogier says he is expecting a “close” fight on Rally Sweden...
10h ago from Crash.net

Meeke, Al-Qassimi and Breen up for Swedish challenge

Each Abu Dhabi Total WRT's crew will have to negotiate different...
1d ago from Motorsport.com

24-time X Games medalist Dave Mirra dies in apparent...

X Games legend Dave Mirra has tragically died at the age of 41. Mirra was...
2d ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Best Premier League pictures: Chelsea hold Man United,...

EXPRESS SPORTbrings you all the best snaps from Round 25 of the Premier...
4h ago from Express.co.uk

Prem: Sanchez chance -- Arsenal (14')

al vs AFC Bournemouth. Goldsands Stadium
10h ago from ESPNFC.co.uk

Koscielny - We stayed strong at the back

Laurent Koscielny praised Arsenal for their “focus” after a...
2h ago from Arsenal.com

Wenger on the title race and Ozil

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Leicester are favourites to win the...
6h ago from BBC.co.uk

Comments

Hottest News

Driver Reaction Times

The news that Pastor Maldonado has lost his seat... Read More »
1h ago from Formula1Blog.com

Renault says Lotus experience with Mercedes irrelevant

Renault's engine technical director Rémi Taffin... Read More »
7h ago from F1i.com

Ron Dennis pays tribute to Patty McLaren

Patty McLaren, the widow of McLaren founder Bruce... Read More »
8h ago from F1i.com

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.