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Renault In Formula One

The French automotive manufacturer Renault has been associated with Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer for various periods since 1977. In 1977, the company entered Formula One as a constructor, introducing the turbo engine to Formula One with its EF1 engine. In 1983, Renault began supplying engines to other teams. Although the Renault team had won races, it withdrew at the end of 1985. Renault engines continued to be raced until 1986.

Renault returned to Formula One in 1989 as an engine manufacturer. It won five drivers’ titles and six constructors’ titles between 1992 and 1997 with Williams and Benetton, before ending its works involvement after 1997, though their engines continued to be used without works backing until 2000.

In 2000, Renault acquired the Enstone-based Benetton Formula team (formerly Toleman). Renault became a works engine manufacturer again in 2001, and in 2002 the Enstone-based team was re-branded as Renault. The team won the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2005 and 2006.

By 2011 Renault had sold its shares in the Enstone-based team, though it continued to use the Renault chassis name in 2011. Renault remained in the sport as an engine manufacturer, winning four drivers’ and constructors’ titles with Red Bull Racing in 2010-2013.

The company bought the Enstone-based team again in 2016 and re-branded it as Renault. The team didn’t win in the following five seasons and was re-branded as Alpine in 2021 with the Renault marque remaining as engine manufacturer.

As a team owner Renault has won two constructors’ and drivers’ championships, while as an engine manufacturer it has 12 constructors’ and 11 drivers’ championships. It has collected over 160 wins as engine supplier, ranking fourth in Formula One history.

Renault
Renault F1 Team logo 2019.svg
Base Viry-Châtillon, Essonne, France (1977–1985) Enstone, Oxfordshire, England, UK (2002–2011, 2016–2020)
Noted staff Bernard Dudot Jean Sage Patrick Faure Bob Bell Éric Boullier Alain Dassas Alan Permane James Allison Flavio Briatore Mike Gascoyne John Iley Steve Nielsen Pat Symonds Dino Toso Dirk de Beer Rob White Cyril Abiteboul
Noted drivers Spain Fernando Alonso France René Arnoux Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Jean-Pierre Jabouille France Alain Prost Italy Jarno Trulli
Previous name Benetton Formula (1986–2001) Lotus F1 Team (2012–2015)
Next name Alpine F1 Team
Formula One World Championship career
First entry 1977 British Grand Prix
Last entry 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Races entered 403 (400 starts)
Engines Renault
Constructors’ Championships 2 (2005, 2006)
Drivers’ Championships 2 (2005, 2006)
Race victories 35
Podiums 103
Points 1777
Pole positions 51
Fastest laps 33
2020 position 5th (181 pts)
Renault as a Formula One engine manufacturer
Formula One World Championship career
First entry 1977 British Grand Prix
Last entry 2021 Austrian Grand Prix
Races entered 669 (666 starts)
Chassis Renault, Lotus, Ligier, Tyrrell, Williams, Benetton, Red Bull, Lotus (2011), Lotus (2012–14), Caterham, Toro Rosso, McLaren, Alpine
Constructors’ Championships 12 (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Drivers’ Championships 11 (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Race victories 168
Podiums 459
Points 7778.5
Pole positions 213
Fastest laps 176

Formula One engine supplier results

Constructor Season(s) Total wins First win Last win Pole positions First pole Last pole
United Kingdom Lotus 1983–1986 5 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix 1986 Detroit Grand Prix 19 1983 European Grand Prix 1986 Mexican Grand Prix
France Ligier 1984–1986, 1992–1994 0 0
United Kingdom Tyrrell 1985–1986 0 0
United Kingdom Williams 1989–1997, 2012–2013 64 1989 Canadian Grand Prix 2012 Spanish Grand Prix 80 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
United Kingdom/Italy Benetton 1995–1997, 2001 12 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix 1997 German Grand Prix 6 1995 San Marino Grand Prix 1997 Italian Grand Prix
Austria Red Bull 2007–2015 50 2009 Chinese Grand Prix 2014 Belgian Grand Prix 53 2009 Chinese Grand Prix 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix
Malaysia Lotus 2011 0 0
United Kingdom Lotus 2012–2014 2 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013 Australian Grand Prix 0
Malaysia Caterham 2012–2014 0 0
Italy Toro Rosso 2014–2015 0 0
United Kingdom McLaren 2018–2020 0 0
France Alpine 2021– 0 0
Total 1983–2020 133 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix 2014 Belgian Grand Prix 158 1983 European Grand Prix 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix

Formula One results

Formula One results
(Bold indicates championships won.)
Year Name Car Engine Tyres No. Drivers Points WCC
1977 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RS01 EF1 1.5 V6 t M 15. Jean-Pierre Jabouille 0 NC
1978 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RS01 EF1 1.5 V6 t M 15. Jean-Pierre Jabouille 3 12th
1979 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RS01 RS10 EF1 1.5 V6 t M 15. 16. Jean-Pierre Jabouille RenГ© Arnoux 26 6th
1980 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RE20 EF1 1.5 V6 t M 15. 16. Jean-Pierre Jabouille RenГ© Arnoux 38 4th
1981 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RE20 RE30 EF1 1.5 V6 t M 15. 16. Alain Prost RenГ© Arnoux 54 3rd
1982 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RE30 EF1 1.5 V6 t M 15. 16. Alain Prost RenГ© Arnoux 62 3rd
1983 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RE30C RE40 EF1 1.5 V6 t M 15. 16. Alain Prost Eddie Cheever 79 2nd
1984 Г‰quipe Renault Elf RE50 EF4 1.5 V6 t M 15. 16. 33. Patrick Tambay Derek Warwick Philippe Streiff 34 5th
1985 Équipe Renault Elf RE60 RE60 EF4 1.5 V6 t EF15 1.5 V6 t G 14. 15. 16. François Hesnault Patrick Tambay Derek Warwick 16 7th
1986-2001: Renault did not compete as a constructor
2002 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team R202 RS22 3.0 V10 M 14. 15. Jarno Trulli Jenson Button 23 4th
2003 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team R23 R23 RS23 3.0 V10 M 7. 8. Jarno Trulli Fernando Alonso 88 4th
2004 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team R24 RS24 3.0 V10 M 7. 7. 8. Jarno Trulli Jacques Villeneuve Fernando Alonso 105 3rd
2005 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team R25 RS25 3.0 V10 M 5. 6. Fernando Alonso Giancarlo Fisichella 191 1st
2006 Mild Seven Renault F1 Team R26 RS26 2.4 V8 M 1. 2. Fernando Alonso Giancarlo Fisichella 206 1st
2007 ING Renault F1 Team R27 RS27 2.4 V8 B 3. 4. Giancarlo Fisichella Heikki Kovalainen 51 3rd
2008 ING Renault F1 Team R28 RS27 2.4 V8 B 5. 6. Fernando Alonso Nelson Piquet Jr. 80 4th
2009 ING Renault F1 Team Renault F1 Team R29 RS27 2.4 V8 B 7. 8. 8. Fernando Alonso Nelson Piquet Jr. Romain Grosjean 26 8th
2010 Renault F1 Team R30 RS27-2010 2.4 V8 B 11. 12. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov 163 5th
2011 Lotus Renault GP R31 RS27-2011 2.4 V8 P 9. 9. 10. Nick Heidfeld Bruno Senna Vitaly Petrov 73 5th
2012-2015: Renault did not compete as a constructor
2016 Renault Sport F1 Team R.S.16 R.E.16 1.6 V6 t P 20. 30. Kevin Magnussen Jolyon Palmer 8 9th
2017 Renault Sport F1 Team R.S.17 R.E.17 1.6 V6 t P 27. 30. 55. Nico HГјlkenberg Jolyon Palmer Carlos Sainz Jr. 57 6th
2018 Renault Sport F1 Team R.S.18 R.E.18 1.6 V6 t P 27. 55. Nico HГјlkenberg Carlos Sainz Jr. 122 4th
2019 Renault F1 Team R.S.19 E-Tech 19 1.6 V6 t P 3. 27. Daniel Ricciardo Nico HГјlkenberg 91 5th
2020 Renault DP World F1 Team R.S.20 E-Tech 20 1.6 V6 t P 3. 31. Daniel Ricciardo Esteban Ocon 181 5th