2009 F1 season: the new Renault R29 

Written by David on January 19th, 2009 at 12:32 pmLast Update: January 23rd, 2009 at 7:13 am

Renault R29Along with the new Williams FW31, another 2009-spec single-seater was unveiled today at the Algarve Motor Park in Portugal: the new Renault R29. Apart from the new front and rear wing, what’s immediately noticeable on Renault’s new car is the shark fin engine cover that the team used last season and a different color scheme compared to the past.

ING Renault R29

ING Renault R29

ING Renault R29 shark fin

ING Renault R29

Renault R29 Technical Specifications:

  • Chassis: Renault R29
  • Construction: Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, manufactured by the Renault F1 Team and designed for maximum strength with minimum weight. RS27 V8 engine installed as a fully-stressed member.
  • Front suspension: 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. MMC aluminium uprights and machined magnesium wheels.
  • Rear suspension: Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operating angled torsion bars and transverse-mounted damper units mounted on the top of the gearbox casing. MMC aluminium uprights and machined magnesium wheels.
  • Transmission: Seven-speed semi-automatic carbon-titanium gearbox with reverse gear. “Quickshift” system in operation to maximise speed of gearshifts.
  • Fuel system: Kevlar-reinforced rubber fuel cell by ATL.
  • KERS: Motor generator unit driving into front of engine with batteries as an energy store.
  • Cooling system: Separate oil and water radiators located in the car’s sidepods and cooled using airflow from the car’s forward motion
  • Electrical: MES-Microsoft Standard Electronic Control Unit / Magnetti-Marelli KERS control unit.
  • Braking system: Carbon discs and pads (Hitco); calipers and mastercylinders by AP Racing.
  • Cockpit: Removable driver’s seat made of anatomically formed carbon composite, with six-point harness seat belt. Steering wheel integrates gear change and clutch paddles, front flap adjuster and KERS energy release controls.
  • Front track: 1450 mm
  • Rear track: 1400 mm
  • Overall length: 4800 mm
  • Overall height: 950 mm
  • Overall width: 1800 mm
  • Overall weight: 605 kg, with driver, cameras and ballast


  • Type: Renault RS27
  • Capacity: 2400 cc
  • Architecture: 90° V8, naturally aspirated
  • Weight: 95 kg
  • Max rpm: 18,000 rpm
  • Fuel: Total
  • Oil: Total
  • Battery: Renault F1

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