The Renault RS16 is a Formula One racing car by Renault Sport Formula One team designed to compete in the 2016 Formula One season, and indicate Renault’s return to the sport as a constructor to a five-year absence. The car was built in Enstone in Oxfordshire with the provision of Viry-Chatillon in France engine. Renault RS16 is driven by former McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen and 2014 GP2 Series champion Jolyon Palmer.
Renault President Carlos Ghosn declared that they would not win in 2016, but declined in the future. Renault RS16 was originally based on Lotus E23 Hybrid design car. Renault sets currently ninth in the constructors championship, the team has only just 8 points (21 points behind Haas) worst season the team since 1978.