WATCH: Tech Talk Retro – A closer look at F1’s first turbocharged car, the Renault RS01


As the Formula 1 winter break takes hold we thought it would be the ideal time to roll back the years and shine a light on some of the most iconic cars in the history of the sport.

That’s right, F1 TV’s Sam Collins and Craig Scarborough are your guides for a special ‘Tech Talk Retro’ series that serves up a new offering every Monday to help bridge the gap to the new season.

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First up is a closer look at the Renault RS01, which debuted at the 1977 British Grand Prix in the hands of Jean-Pierre Jabouille and made history as the first F1 car to be powered by a turbocharged engine.

Tech Talk Retro - A trip through F1's most iconic cars

Collins and Scarborough take you through all the special features of the car, while also teasing what’s to come with the likes of the McLaren MP4/13, the Ferrari 640 and the Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid.

Watch the first episode of ‘Tech Talk Retro’ on F1 TV by clicking here.


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