Renault looks into the future with its F1 concept

Renault is looking into the future of Formula One with its latest concept car.

Called the R.S 2027, the car showcases what F1 cars could look like in the next decade.

The whole car is proposed to have a greater focus on drivers but also brings more electric power to the sport and further safety enhancements.

Safety has been kept firmly in mind with the vehicle's design. An ultra-resistant polycarbonate is used to make the cockpit and canopy, ensuring maximum driver safety.

The car uses advanced technology to increase performance on the track. Active wings improve the aerodynamics and this, combined with four-wheel-drive and four-wheel-steering, help give maximum grip through the corners.

Renault has said one of its most important advancements is halving fuel capacity and a fully electric mode for use within the pit lane, again saving on fuel and carbon emissions.

Fans either at home or in the stands can have much greater interaction with the drivers and cars. For example, an app will allow people to look at the progress of their favourite driver or team and view their telemetry.

Cyril Abiteboul, managing director of Renault Sport Racing, said: "One role of Renault Sport Racing is to anticipate the future of Formula one so that it draws a maximum number of fans in an environment consistent with Groupe Renault's objectives.

"We look forward to generating inspired conversations with the racing community, fans and enthusiasts through this concept that highlights our ideas and desires."

By Aidan Rennie-Jones