|Constructor||Renault F1 Team|
|Designer(s)||James Allison (Technical Director)|
|Formula One World Championship|
|Constructors||Renault F1 Team|
|Drivers||11. Robert Kubica
12. Vitaly Petrov
|Debut||2010 Bahrain Grand Prix|
The Renault R30 was a Formula One motor racing car designed and built by Renault for the 2010 season, and was driven by Robert Kubica and rookie Vitaly Petrov. The car was unveiled on January 31, 2010 at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.
The nose cone, compared to the 2010 trend, is lower than its predecessor. Although it is still rather bulky, it lacks the extra bulge underneath, trading some downforce with lower drag.
2010 Season Edit
It was immediately obvious that the R30 was more competitive than the R29. Robert Kubica enjoyed a string of strong finishes early in the year and Renault established themselves as the main rivals of Mercedes for 4th in the Constructor's Championship. However, Renault had to settle for 5th by season's end but Kubica's and Vitaly Petrov's double-points-finish in the final race of the year capped off what was an encouraging season for the team which struggled so sorely in 2009.
|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque, with engine incorporated as a fully stressed member|
|Front suspension||Carbon fibre double wishbone, operating inboard torsion bar and damper units via a pushrod system|
|Rear suspension||Carbon fibre double wishbone, operating inboard torsion bar and damper units via a pushrod system|
620 kg (1,367 lb) (Including Driver)
|Engine||Renault RS27-2010 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted|
|Gearbox||Seven-speed semi-automatic titanium gearbox with reverse gear "Quickshift" system|
|Gears||Seven forward and one reverse|
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2010||Renault F1 Team||Renault RS27 V8||B||BHR||AUS||MAL||CHN||ESP||MON||TUR||CAN||EUR||GBR||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||SIN||JPN||KOR||BRA||ABU||163||5th|
† Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed >90% of the race distance.