The first F1 turbo engine project
Turbos will return to Silverstone for first time in 25 years this year. In 1977 Renault created F1 history when it debuted the revolutionary and highly experimental RS01 engine at the British GP on 17 July 1977.
It became the first-ever manufacturer to race a turbocharged car in the championship. An option for 1.5-litre V6 turbocharged engines has been in the rules for many years but most teams were running 3.0-litre normally aspirated engines.
Frenchman Jean-Pierre Jabouille became the first driver to ever compete in a championship race with the EF01 turbocharged engine locked into the back of the distinctive yellow and white car.
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