R.S.16 technical specification
Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by Renault Sport Formula One Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. Renault power unit installed as a fully-stressed member.
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 inside the front of the monocoque. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones with pull rod operated torsion springs and transverse-mounted damper units mounted inside the gearbox casing. Aluminium uprights and OZ machined magnesium wheels.
Eight-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit.
Carbon discs and pads. Calipers by AP Racing.Master cylinders by AP Racing
Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point harness seat belt. Steering wheel integrates gear change, clutch paddles, and rear wing adjuster.
Dimensions and Weight
Front Track: 1450 mm
Rear Track: 1400 mm
Overall Height: 950 mm
Overall Width: 1800 mm
Overall Weight: 702kg, with driver, cameras and ballast
R.E.16 technical specification
Displacement 1.6L V6
Number of cylinders 6
Rev limit 15,000rpm
Pressure charging Single turbocharger, unlimited boost pressure (typical 4 bar abs)
Fuel flow limit 100kg/h
Permitted Fuel quantity per race 100kg
Configuration 90° V6
Crank height 90mm
Number of valves 4 per cylinder, 24
Exhausts Separated outlets for both turbine and wastegate on car centre line
Fuel Direct fuel injection
Energy Recovery Systems
MGU-K rpm Max 50,000rpm
MGU-K power Max 120kW
Energy recovered by MGU-K Max 2 MJ/lap
Energy released by MGU-K Max 4 MJ/lap
MGU-H rpm >100,000rpm
Energy recovered by MGU-H Unlimited
Weight Min 145kg
Number of Power Units permitted per driver in 2016 “5* (*Drops to 4 if 20 GPs or fewer are included on calendar)”
Total horsepower Approx 875hp