it changed the f1

F1 RS 10

F1RS10
1979
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MAKING

WAVES

In 1979, Renault made Formule 1 history by becoming the first non-specialist car maker to win a Grand Prix. In addition, with this victory, Renault managed to impose a new technology in the category: a turbocharged engine.

1979
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WINNING

MAINSTREAMER

After a season of observation in 1978, Renault learned some lessons and decided to double up ... on everything! The car maker took on not one but two cars, with two drivers Jean-Pierre Jabouille and René Arnoux and fitted its cars with not one but two turbos, for twice the chance of winning.

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TWO ARE

BETTER

THAN ONE

Renault decided to replace the large single turbo on RS01 with two smaller turbos in RS10. This technological solution helped reduce response time before the power arrived (but made the driver’s job more complicated). The bet paid off, since turbo technology became standard on F1 world championship tracks.

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original soundtrack

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THIS PLAYLIST

The rubber meets the road, the whistling of the turbo roaring around the track... sounds not to be missed.

technical features

TURBOCHARGED

1492 cc ENGINE

  • production

    4 units

  • Performance and engine

    Turbocharged 6 cylinders inline, 1492 cc

    530 hp at 10,500 rpm

    5-speed gearbox + reverse

    around 310 kph depending on configuration

  • dimensions
    Length 4,66 m
    Width 2,12 m
    Height 1,27 m
  • architecture

    single-seater meeting FIA regulations for Formula 1 category

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