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The Renault RS16 was a car designed by Renault for the 2016 Formula One season. The RS16 was powered by the Renault R.E.16 engine, and their drivers were Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer.

Pastor Maldonado was originally going to be Renault's driver for 2016 alongside Palmer, but due to lack of sponsorship payments, he was replaced by Magnussen.

The car was launched on 3 February 2016 with an interim livery in the team event at Paris, France with the car based on the Lotus E23 Hybrid. Their 2016 car was driven out on the first pre-season test at Barcelona, and their real car was unveiled before the 2016 Australian Grand Prix with a full-yellow livery.

Season reviewEdit

Renault Launch

The interim livery, used in testing

In the first race at Australia, Palmer qualified 14th, and Magnussen qualified 15th. In the race, Kevin Magnussen suffered a puncture, but would finish 12th, behind Jolyon Palmer, thanks to a red flag caused by a big crash involving Haas' Esteban Gutiérrez and McLaren's Fernando Alonso.

At the second round in Bahrain, Palmer failed to start the race due to a hydraulics failure. In China, Magnussen finished 17th and Palmer 22nd and last. In Russia, Magnussen secured the first points finish for the team since the 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix, by overtaking Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo on Turn 5.

Jolyon Palmer secured his first points-scoring finish by finishing 10th at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Overall, the Renault RS16 scored a total of 8 points, and Renault finished a low ninth place in the Constructors' Championship.


Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One Results
YearDriverTyre123456789101112131415161718192021
2016 Flag of Australia Flag of Bahrain Flag of China Flag of Russia Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Canada Flag of Europe Flag of Austria Flag of Great Britain Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Singapore Flag of Malaysia Flag of Japan Flag of the United States Flag of Mexico Flag of Brazil Flag of the United Arab Emirates
Denmark Magnussen P 12th11th17th7th15thRet16th14th14th17th15th16thRet17th10thRet14th12th17th14thRet
United Kingdom Palmer 11thDNS22nd13th13thRetRet15th12thRet12th19th15thRet15th10th12th13th14thRet17th

NotesEdit

V T E Renault Logo Renault F1
Drivers
27. Germany Nico Hülkenberg · 30. United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer
Personnel
Carlos Ghosn · Jérôme Stoll · Cyril Abiteboul
Former Personnel
Frédéric Vasseur
Former Drivers
Kevin Magnussen · Nick Heidfeld · Bruno Senna · Vitaly Petrov · Robert Kubica · Fernando Alonso · Nelson Piquet, Jr. · Romain Grosjean · Heikki Kovalainen · Giancarlo Fisichella · Jarno Trulli · Jacques Villeneuve · Jenson Button · Derek Warwick · Patrick Tambay · François Hesnault · Philippe Streiff · Eddie Cheever · Alain Prost · René Arnoux · Jean-Pierre Jabouille
World Champions
Spain Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006)
F1 Cars
RS01 · RS10 · RE20 · RE20B · RE30 · RE30B · RE30C · RE40 · RE50 · RE60 · RE60B · R202 · R23 · R24 · R25 · R26 · R27 · R28 · R29 · R30 · R31 · RS16 · R.S.17
Season Reports
1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2016
Full results
V T E 2016 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • Manor • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 6 Rosberg • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 11 Pérez • 12 Nasr • 14 Alonso • 19 Massa • 20 Magnussen • 21 Gutiérrez • 22 Button • 26 Kvyat • 27 Hülkenberg • 30 Palmer • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 44 Hamilton • 47 Vandoorne  • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas • 88 Haryanto • 94 Wehrlein
Other Drivers Celis • di Resta • Fong • Fuoco • Gasly • Jordá • Kari • King • Leclerc • Lynn • Matsushita • Mazepin • Paffett • Rossi • Stoneman • Stroll • Turvey • Vergne
Cars Ferrari SF16-H • Force India VJM09 • Haas VF-16 • Manor MRT05 • McLaren MP4-31 • Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid • Red Bull RB12 • Renault RS16 • Sauber C35 • Toro Rosso STR11 • Williams FW38
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Bahrain • China • Russia • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Baku • Austria • Britain • Hungary • Germany • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Malaysia • Japan • United States • Mexico • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Paul Ricard • Barcelona: 1 • 2 • 3
See also 2015 Formula One Season • 2017 Formula One Season • Category

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