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Technical Information > 2001 Engine
Model: Renault Sport RS21
Comments: Totally new design
Substantial weight reduction
compact dimensions
significantly lower centre of gravity
Technical Information > 2001 Car
Chassis: Carbon fibre composite monocoque manufactured by Benetton Formula 1. Engine installed as a fully stressed member attached to the rearmost monocoque bulkhead.
Front Suspension: Carbon fibre top and bottom wishbones, operating a titanium rocker via a push-rod system. Torsion bar and damper units mounted in the front of the monocoque. Lightweight uprights and Benetton Formula 1 Racing Team designed axles.
Rear Suspension: Carbon fibre top and steel lower wishbones, operating torsion bars. Damper units mounted on the side of the aluminium gearbox.
Transmission: Benetton Formula 1 semi-automatic six-speed gearbox. Triple plate clutch.
Fuel system: ATL rubber fuel cell, mounted in monocoque behind cockpit.
Oil system: Oil tank mounted at rear of monocoque.
Cooling system: Separate water and oil cooling radiators in each sidepod.
Electrical: Chassis electronics and software, including gearbox control developed by Benetton Formula 1 with interfaces to the Magneti Marelli engine management system.
Braking system: Carbon fibre discs and pads.

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Key Personnel
CEO of Renault Sport: Patrick Faure
Managing Director: Flavio Briatore
Executive Director of Engineering: Pat Symonds
Technical Director: Mike Gascoyne
Drivers: Giancarlo Fisichella
Jenson Button
Test Drivers: Mark Webber
Fernando Alonso
Benetton Formula Ltd
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Chipping Norton,

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