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The Renault R23 is a Formula One car that competed in the 2003 Formula One season. The driver lineup were Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso who replaced Jenson Button who left for British American Racing.
|Chassis||Moulded carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones operate an inboard titanium rocker via a pushrod system|
|Suspension (rear)||Titanium top and carbon fibre bottom wishbones operating vertically mounted torsion bars and horizontally-mounted damper units mounted on the top of the gearbox casing|
|Length||4,600 mm (181 in)|
|Width||1,800 mm (71 in)|
|Height||950 mm (37 in)|
|Axle track||1,450 mm (57 in) on front; 1,400 mm (55 in) on rear|
|Wheelbase||3,100 mm (122 in)|
|Engine||Renault RS23 3.0 L (183 cu in) V10 111° naturally aspirated, mid engined, longitudinally-mounted|
|Transmission||Titanium longitudinal, 6 speed + 1 reverse|
|Weight||600 kg (1,323 lb) including driver and fuel|
|Notable entrants||Mild Seven Renault F1 Team|
|Notable drivers||7. Jarno Trulli|
8. Fernando Alonso
|Debut||2003 Australian Grand Prix|
The team started on pole at the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix, thanks to Alonso. Later the team won the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix, also thanks to Alonso, the first time Renault had won a Grand Prix since the 1983 Austrian Grand Prix as a full-constructor team and 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix as an engine supplier after a 97-race wait. Renault was innovative during this period producing non-standard designs such as the 111° 10-cylinder engine for the 2003 RS23 which was designed to effectively lower the center of gravity of the engine and thus improve the car's handling. This eventually proved too unreliable and heavy, so Renault returned to a 72 degree vee angle with the following year's R24.
Eventually the team finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship with 88 points.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|RS23 3.0 V10||M||AUS||MAL||BRA||SMR||ESP||AUT||MON||CAN||EUR||FRA||GBR||GER||HUN||ITA||USA||JPN||88||4th|
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