ING is the new title sponsor.
Switching to Bridgestone Tires.
Fernando Alonso who has won them the World Champion
ship the last two years, has left for McLaren.
Bob Bell, Technical Director:
"The aerodynamic packaging is even more
sophisticated than in previous years, while the gains
from our new gearbox have been significant on track.
"We have kept the mechanical configuration of the
suspension consistent in order to understand as
thoroughly as possible the demands of the new
Bridgestone Potenza tyres. We made a successful
start to the adaptation process in the latter stages of
2006, and this will continue up to the first race."
|2007 Renault F1 Car & Driver Pictures
|Flavio Briatore with drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Heikki Kovalainen
The Renault R27 race car
R27 technical specifications
Chassis: Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque,
manufactured by the Renault F1 Team and designed for maximum strength and stiffness
with minimum weight. 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
at the front of the monocoque
Rear suspension: Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operating vertically-mounted
torsion bars and horizontally-mounted damper units mounted on the top of the gearbox
Transmission: Seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with one reverse gear.
Instantaneous gearchange system for maximum performance.
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: Integrated Step 11 chassis/engine electronics and software co-developed by
Renault F1 Team and Magneti Marelli.
Braking system: Carbon discs and pads (Hitco); calipers by AP Racing
Cockpit: Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with
six-point harness seat belt. Steering wheel integrates gear change and clutch paddles.
Car dimensions and weight
Front track 1450 mm
Rear track 1400 mm
Wheelbase 3100 mm
Overall length 4800 mm
Overall height 950 mm
Overall width 1800 mm
Overall weight 605 kg, with driver, camera and ballast.
RS27 V8 Engine
Capacity: 2400 cc
Architecture: 90° V8
Weight: 95 kg
Max RPM: 19,000 rpm
Spark plugs: Champion
ECU: Magneti Marelli Step 11
Battery: Renault F1 Team
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