For the last fifteen years, Renault Trucks has been partnering Renault’s activities in Formula 1. For the 2016 season, transporting the single-seaters and the various motorhomes to the site of European Grand Prix events will be carried out by Renault Trucks T vehicles, fitted with the Euro 6 DTI 13 520 hp engine and the Fuel Eco pack.
Re-entering the competition in 2016, with its own Formula 1 team, Renault Sport is continuing its long-term partnership with Renault Trucks. At the European Grand Prix events, Renault Trucks T vehicles, voted International Truck of the Year 2015 and equipped with the Euro 6 DTI 13 520 hp engines, will provide the team’s logistics. The T 520s will be carrying the single-seaters, spare parts and the various motorhomes that are essential for the smooth running of the team’s operations at a Grand Prix Formula 1 event. Formula 1 fans will be able to see these impressive vehicles in their new golden yellow livery, adopted by the Renault Sport Formula One team in Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix, the first stage of the European season.
For the Renault Sport Formula One team, the choice of these T 520 vehicles was dictated by, “The products’ quality and their innovation, and for their compliance with Euro 6 standards. Their active security has also been significantly improved compared with the previous Magnum generation. In addition, their fuel consumption has been considerably reduced.”
These vehicles are 4x2 tractors fitted with the Eco-Fuel pack. This pack brings together several intelligent technologies designed to reduce fuel consumption: the inhibited power mode, eco cruise control with Optiroll controlled freewheeling, a disengageable air compressor, a variable flow steering pump and automatic engine cutout. The Eco Fuel pack makes it possible to reduce the vehicles’ fuel consumption by up to 4 %.
Finally, it should also be noted that Renault Sport’s other competition activities (Renault Sport series and Formula E) will also have logistics provided by the Renault Trucks T vehicles.