Renault has taken the covers off the car it will contend the 2019 season with.
The car may be piloted using new signing Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg, who remains at the French producer for a 3rd season. Renault finished fourth in 2018 — a spot which has end up called ‘pleasant of the rest,’ given the performance hole among the front three and the midfield — and is trying to cut the deficit to Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull this 12 months. Renault hopes the R.S.19 is the car to do this. The team made a huge statement at some stage in the remaining year’s driving force market by using securing the signature of Ricciardo from Red Bull. The Australian, who has received seven F1 races seeing that 2014, is considered one of the exceptional abilities at the grid and alongside Hulkenberg completes one of the maximum gripping motive force line-united states going into the new season.
The French producer has made no secret of the fact it’s far going through a protracted-term venture returned to the front of the grid — it has focused wins in 2020 and 2021, that means a clean breakthrough this 12 months could be vitally crucial. The maximum seen adjustments to the automobile shown inside the rendered pics from remaining years are the ones mandated through 2019’s new technical policies, inclusive of a much more comprehensive, simplified the front wing, smaller barge boards and a better, more full rear wing. At the crew’s release occasion at its Enstone base on Tuesday, it displayed an automobile with the 2019 livery and front side.
Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul believes the group’s commitments to returning to the front of the grid is evident inside the adjustments it has been making to every degree of its operation. “When you walk around Enstone you feel the passion and willpower to racing,” he stated. “The first section of the plan changed into regeneration — you may see pretty a great deal each unmarried location of the factory has been stepped forward if not completely transformed, from wind tunnel instrumentation, manufacturing, milling machines, smooth room, race bays, every unmarried area progressed with the intention to compete at the equal degree as the high-quality.” Engine chief Remi Taffin is confident Renault can begin cutting the overall performance gap this yr. “These policies are extraordinarily complex. We know them and understand them and had time to install region a structure,” he said. “We have the structure, and we have the human beings now. Eventually, we can see the result of it. “We have worked hard at the ERS [energy recovery system] and labored lots on the ICE [internal combustion engine]. “In 2018 we had been introducing a few new principles that proved to achieve success, and we have taken a number of them further down the street and into 2019. “The result is the exceptional wintry weather we have ever had.”