Renault celebrates its past and future at Goodwood

Renault celebrates its past and future at Goodwood


Renault returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed once again this year, celebrating 40 years since its first Formula One Grand Prix. Renault will have an impressive display of racing cars. The French company will show its first major race-winning car, as well as other single seaters, endurance and rallying icons.

Not only that but also some very special concept models and production cars will be on show at Goodwood, showcasing Renault’s vision for the future.

This year’s Festival of Speed theme is ‘Peaks of Performance – Motorsport’s Game-Changers’. Renault’s history of motorsport involvement is littered with game-changing race cars. One such example certain to catch the eye of F1 fans will be the historic 1977 Renault F1 RS 01, the very first turbocharged Formula One car. Participating in arguably the most iconic aspect of the Festival of Speed, the Hillclimb, the remarkable car will be demonstrating its performance to motorsport enthusiasts once again.

Representing the very best of current Renault motorsport will be the R.S.17 F1 car

The F1 team’s drivers this season are Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer.

The 2017 Renault-e.dams Formula E car joins the R.S.17 on the Renault stand as the current world champions arrive at the Festival fresh from victory at the Berlin ePrix.

Three drivers will be behind the wheel of last year’s R.S.16 F1 car up the hill – a car that signifies Renault’s return to Formula One as a Constructor. They will be current driver Jolyon Palmer, third driver Sergey Sirotkin and former F1 star Robert Kubica. The Pole returned to the cockpit to test the 2012 specification, V8-powered E20 last month. He climbed into an F1 car after a six-year absence. Now Kubica will take to the 1.6-mile hillclimb on Sunday.

The Sport 2027 Vision Concept will also be on the stand, displaying Renault’s vision for the future of Formula One. Making its UK debut, the car provides a more human-centric centre to the sport. Environmentally respectful it is also safer, yet with higher performance.