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The Renault R23 was during the 2003 Formula One It was unveiled to the world at the Lucerne and Convention Centre in Switzerland. The covering the car was taken off by the team’s two Jarno Trulli and Fernando

The team had done rather in the prior season, finishing in place in the constructors’ championship. set their sites on beating and Williams to become the leading team. The R23 was based on the R22 but it was still a new ‘Everything has changed,’ Gascoyne ‘The gearbox is totally

The chassis, the aerodynamics and suspension are new. This car is the same as the R22 but different.’

The engine is a Renault V10 at an untraditional 110-degrees. Most were positioning their at 75 or 90 degrees. The reasoning behind was that a wider angle give the engine a lower of gravity. The drawback is that it more vibration which to numerous other problems as structural rigidity issues the chassis.

The team worked hard to these issues. ‘While the vee created vibrations, this is the way to go the problems,’ Jean-Jacques said. entire structure of this V10 is new. The vibration problem affected the valves, so that has been completely redesigned.’

overriding priority with new engine has been reliability. The block is brand new. It was in a totally different way, and its has been considerably upgraded.’

Midway through the season, the FIA regulations which made the traction control system This system monitors and wheel spin as the driver is making driving much and more manageable. ‘Today’s are far too easy for anyone to drive,’ said. ‘F1 is the highest sport in the world, and it has to show But sometimes you go too far, and in this you have to say we have gone one too far with the electronics.


Let’s go one step back. It is for the driver to feel the car and to drive the It will be more enjoyable for including the spectators.’

Mid-way the season, the R23 was replaced by the R23B was used for the final six races of the season. The R23B brought it improvements to the vehicles aerodynamics. The were lowered and a new diffuser was The result was a slight increase in the speed, by about 3 tenths of a per lap.

This was enough for Fernando to claim his first Grand victory which occurred at The 23B was able to score a total of 36 during its racing career.

The Seven Renault F1 Team the 2003 season in fourth Ferrari, Williams, and McLaren, the top three positions, respectively.

By Vaughan | Feb 2007


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