Renault RS01 (1977) pictures

Renault introduced turbo power to Formula 1 at the 1977 British Grand Prix with the RS01.

It’s propensity for coming to a smoky stop earned it the nickname ‘yellow teapot’. It took until the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in 1978 for the car to score its first points, Jean-Pierre Jabouille finishing fourth.

But Renault persisted with the technology and once they started winning races with it their rivals followed their lead and began using turbo power themselves.

Read more about the car here:

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