Renault is a French automotive car manufacturer that has been a part for the Formula 1 since 1977. They are known for manufacturing the best engines and have been supplying engines not only for their own team ‘Renault F1 team’ but also for many other teams. Renault has enabled racers to win titles on many occasions and has also won both Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships. Let’s take a look at Renault’s top 5 race cars.
This car entered Formula 1 in the year 2005. This is the car that won both Drivers’ and Constructors’ championship is indeed worth talking about. With Fernando Alonso as the driver of the Renault R25, he won the Renault World championship driving this car that season. The car used a 6-speed gearbox and was the last one to use this particular one before there was a mandatory shift to the 7-speed one.
The year 2006 was when the 7-speed gearbox made of titanium was unveiled. The driver of the Renault team, Alonso won second podium places at a few and won first at his home track Spain, the complex Monaco Grand Prix and many other wins that year. The Japan, Spain, China and Malaysian Grand Prix are unique and unforgettable as both the drives of Renault simultaneously secured a place at the podium. They were like the power team and were unstoppable, thanks to Renault and their skills, of course.
In the 2008 season of Grand Prix, Renault came out with the R28 model. The car was very efficient as Alonso managed to win first for two races at the Fuji and Singapore Grand Prix. The team also gained a place in the podium in the Brazil and German Grand Prix.
After their bad performance in 2009, they had to be better and had to come back with a better car in 2010. So, in 2010 Renault came out with the R30 that was way more efficient. Renault was able to secure a place at the podium of Belgium, Monaco and Australian Grand Prix that year.
Renault R.S. 20
The 2020 season of Grand Prix started off in July, and the Renault is here to compete with the help of their R.S. 20. The main aim was to have maximum strength with minimum weight. Driver Daniel Ricciardo managed to have two podium wins during this season until now at the Eifel and Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
Renault has played a massive role in Formula 1; it was the first to bring in turbocharger technology to the sport and with its engines enabled many racers to be title winners. By supplying engines for teams like Benetton Formula, Red bull racing and Williams in the past, it has proven to be a very reputable company when it comes to race cars.