The RS10 was built by Renault in 1979 to replace its first Formula 1 car, the RS01. New car designed by François Castaing, Michel Tétu, and Marcel Hubert had completely new ground effect chassis and was powered by Renault Gordini twin-turbo 1.5-litre V6 engine. The car debuted at the 5th round of the championship in Spanish Grand Prix. Through the final eight races of the season the RS10 scored five poles and one memorable home win at the 1979 French Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois. Jean-Pierre Jabouille, who was one of the major participants of Renault F1 project, won in front of home fans with an all French car, engine, tyres and even French fuel (Elf). Renault’s first victory was the first for a turbocharged engine marked an important turning point in F1 history. Unfortunately for Jabouille it was the only point finish in that season, while his teammate Rene Arnoux scored 3 podiums and finished the season in 8th position.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1979F1WC
Driver No.Entrant
Jean-Pierre Jabouille15Equipe Renault Elf
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43IXOFormula 1 Auto Collection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 41