The Renault RE30 was designed by Bernard Dudot and Michel Tétu for the Renault team for the 1981 Formula One season. An updated version, the RE30B, was used in the 1982 season. The B specification had a redesigned nose section that featured separate left and right front wings, and new rear wing. The Renault Gordini EF1 engine was further developed to give around 590 bhp. The season for Renault drivers Alain Prost and Rene Arnoux started with success at the opening round of the championship in Kyalami. Prost won the South African Grand Prix, and Arnoux finished third. Then Alain repeated his winning performance in Brazil. Further the season the RE30B proved to be one of the most competitive cars that year. Prost was in sight of victory at Monaco, Austria and Dijon but had problems during the final laps of all three races. He was 4th in the final championship standings. Arnoux collected many retirements but in the second part of the season won in France and Italy and moved to 6th place in the championship. With 4 wins Renault became the most winning (together with McLaren) team of the season, but in the constructors’ standing French team took only 3rd place.
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