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Presentation of Renault Sport F1 preview the Canadian GP

World Championship FIA Formula One moves to Monaco, the circuit schedule with the lowest average speed, to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Canada, and turn the fastest circuit of the year. The 4.361km track follows the contours of the island on which it is located and consists of linked by hairpins or greenhouses turns straight lines. A lap lasts a little over 75 seconds ...

Renault engines have won the Grand Prix of Canada four times, three times for the V10 and once for the V8. The first victory was for Thierry Boutsen in 1989 on a Williams-Renault, and Alain Prost won in 1993, again with a Williams-Renault, as Damon Hill in 1996. Fernando Alonso picked up the only win of the V8 in 2006 for the Renault F1 Team. In addition, Renault has realized six pole positions, the first dating from 1985 Elio de Angelis and V6 Turbo.

A tour of Canada on motor side

The long straights of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve require an effective aerodynamic package with little support and an engine delivering a high power high in the towers, while slow hair pins and other greenhouse corners require stability under braking and good traction curves throughout. Approximately 55% of the tour takes place at full power.

A sector

The sector begins with the short pit straight. During the race, it will be the first of the two DRS activation zones, or top speeds will range around 300 km / h at the end of the straight before downshift to third and take the first turn left , about 120 km / h. T1 is the beginning of a curve to the profile of spoon, which requires a flexible adjustment motor can thus be maintained throughout the turn. The regime engine remain at around 11,000 t / min for five seconds, the longest stage of this circuit with a constant low speed just before a short sprint to turn three: a relatively open socket on the third report chicane. The drivers then enter the second area just before the turn six, left right angle.

Sector two

The sector includes both this relatively complex, slow and fast concatenation at a time, with this six turn left immediately followed by September, followed by a short straight leading to curves eight and nine, a baffle right forcing pilots slow down and downshift to second before re-accelerate immediately to the straight leading to the hairpin. Therefore, the engine needs to be extremely reactive to brake at the apex, then the accelerations output - this is the longest sector in terms of duration and therefore the place or won or lost the most time.

Three sector

The sector begins just before turn 10, said Pin. Cars slow as 58 km / h for the curve, before starting the Casino straight. Engine maps will be created to provide pilots with good motor skills and reactivity at the entrance of the hairpin, but also a good acceleration in output because it is the longest straight of the circuit with its 1064 m. It is also the second DRS activation zone. Drivers spend all reports to approximately 320 km / h during qualifying, 305 km / h during the race, just before braking for turn 13, another chicane with the ignominious nickname "Wall of Champions" because of the close the wall has its output. Good stability under braking at the entrance of the chicane is paramount and pilots use has both the engine brake and the pedal. A reactive engine output can be used to gain valuable tenths.

Perspective Remi Taffin, head of operations of Renault Sport F1 track

Canada offers a unique challenge for engine engineers. There are other circuits requiring very little support in the season - Spa and Monza being the most obvious - but the combination of long straights and tight corners allows the engine to go through all levels of torque. You need a good engine acceleration and powerful in high regimes, but also very good in low regimes to provide the maneuverability output of hair pins. We have confidence in the capabilities of the RS27 - a Monaco, test-proof in terms of maneuverability, pilots using Renault engines are regularly come home in the top ten fastest laps, while right in China, longest line of the year, the highest speed registered by radar concerned Petrov and Heidfeld.

Even if we are really happy with the way things are going in the season so far - the Renault engines have so far registered 272 points for all our partner teams - we are not resting on our laurels. We have seen that a deviation Monaco race are closer than ever and the teams continue to grow in all areas. That is why we always work as hard to provide all our customers what they need for the evolution of their cars at this crucial time of year.

Did you know ...

After each session during a race weekend, each RS27 is verified by three technicians per partner team, while three engineers working on the settings. In consultation with the frame technicians, Team RSF1 will check the oil filter, the air filter, spark plugs and the level of lubricants. If necessary each of these parts may be amended in accordance with the sporting regulations of the FIA. Engine maps can be refined until the race.

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