In their sec­ond full sea­son back in the sport, Re­nault are tar­get­ing fifth place for Nico Hülken­berg and Jolyon Palmer in the R.S.17

F1 Racing - - TEAM BY TEAM -

WHAT’S NEW ? Nico Hülken­berg arrives, hav­ing hoped to re­con­nect with Frédéric Vasseur, who guided him to F3 and GP2 ti­tles. But Vasseur has quit as team prin­ci­pal. Ex-Red Bull man Pete Machin is now head of aero and Ciaron Pil­beam is chief race en­gi­neer, while en­gine boss Rob White re­lo­cates from Viry-Châtil­lon to En­stone as op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor.

F1 RA CING’S VER­DICT Last year was all about re­struc­tur­ing, and that con­tin­ues for 2017. It’s a long-term project, but Re­nault have the bud­get to score reg­u­lar points.

TEAM DE­TAILS Name Re­nault Sport Rac­ing Ltd Ad­dress White­ways Tech­ni­cal Cen­tre, En­stone, Ox­ford­shire, OX7 4EE, UK Chas­sis R.S.17 En­gine Re­nault R.E.17 Web­site re­nault­ Twit­ter @Re­naultS­portF1

KEY PER­SON­NEL Pres­i­dent Jérome Stoll Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Cyril Abite­boul Chief tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer Bob Bell Chas­sis tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Nick Ch­ester En­gine tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Rémi Taf­fin

TEAM HIS­TORY Founded 1977 First GP Bri­tain 1977 Races started 321 Wins 35 Poles 51 Fastest laps 31 Points 1,326 Driv­ers’ ti­tles 2 Con­struc­tors’ ti­tles 2

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