On 9th July, our competition winners assembled at Enstone, Renault F1™ Team's base. The 40 attendees were there for a racing experience of a lifetime and to celebrate INFINITI’s official partnership with the Renault F1™ Team. As well as live coverage of the Austrian Grand Prix, the winners were treated to a video interview with a racetrack engineer, a Champagne brunch and even the chance to pit themselves against the pros.
a racing challenge
Throughout the day, our lucky winners tested themselves in a series of Formula One™ challenges. It began with the pit stop test where they used the high-speed wheel gun to change a tyre. This was followed by the Batak machine to see whether their reactions times were F1™-ready. And finally they undertook a full driving simulator to recreate the F1™ cockpit experience. After a day of intense competition, four overall winners made the podium, and were presented with bespoke Renault F1™ Team trophies.
A closer look at the Renault F1™ Team cars
The competition winners also had the unique opportunity to study the poise, power and performance of the Renault F1™ Team cars. With two cars at Enstone on the day, they were able to take a closer look at the low chassis for near zero-lift aerodynamics; the Active Grille Shutter, which lowers drag; and the large carbon fibre tail that maximises speed as well as handling. As technical partner to the Renault F1™ Team, much of this technology is mirrored in the INFINITI Project Black S dynamic proportions.
We never stop innovating. And the technology that powers F1™ cars on the track drives our performance on the road. By harnessing our expertise in hybrid technology, we have been supporting the Renault F1™ Team in the development of the Energy Recovery System (ERS) technology – marrying greater horsepower with the efficiency you need. Project Black S explores the harvesting of both kinetic and heat energy and how this technology can drive our models – giving more power, torque and acceleration on the road.