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Renault Sport Formula One Team scored points with an eighth-position finish thanks to a strong and determined drive for Nico Hülkenberg at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Ever hungry for more, Nico had been chasing down Kimi Räikkönen’s Ferrari for seventh position in the final laps and finished just 1.7 seconds adrift at the chequered flag. Jolyon Palmer drove in equally determined fashion to finish just one second shy of the points in P11. Read More »

Foreword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul:
Montréal promises to be an exciting one for everybody involved. It is the 50th anniversary of Formula 1 in Canada and the 375th anniversary of Montréal as a city. It all adds up to be a special weekend, and we are very excited to get out there and getting on the circuit. Read More »

Robert Kubica has returned to a Formula 1 cockpit for the first time in over six years to conduct a private test with Renault Sport Formula One Team at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo.

Robert completed 115 laps on Tuesday June 6, using the team’s 2012 specification, Renault V8 powered E20. Robert conducted several evaluations with various fuel-loads. Read More »

– Clarity Fuel Cell has the honour of the opening lap at the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2017
– Hydrogen-powered car aligns with Prince Albert’s keen focus on environmental issues and sustainability
– Lap of honour is Clarity Fuel Cell’s latest appearance in European demonstrations that run until 2022

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco has driven the all-new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell on the lap of honour for the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO. Read More »

• Renault Sport Formula One Team and Disney combine the worlds of motorsport and film in team-up for epic celebration of ruby anniversaries.

Renault Sport Formula One Team has invited guests from a galaxy, far, far away to join them in a joint celebration to mark 40 years since Renault first entered Formula 1 and the theatrical release of the original Star Wars film: Star Wars: A New Hope. Promotional activities of galactic magnitude resonated at Formula One Grand Prix de Monaco, highlighting the unique history of both iconic brands. Read More »

The Force was strong for Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Jolyon Palmer in today’s Grand Prix de Monaco with a season-best eleventh position the result after 78 laps around the most iconic circuit in the Formula 1 galaxy. Jolyon started from P16 and drove a mature race to finish just 1.3 seconds away from the points. Nico Hülkenberg was curtailed in his quest to storm up the order due to a gearbox issue on lap 16. Nico had been running in the top ten prior to his retirement. Read More »

Renault is proud to start the 40th anniversary celebrations of its Formula 1 debut over the course of this weekend’s Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.


Renault’s Formula 1 debut came at the 1977 British Grand Prix where Jean-Pierre Jabouille unleashed the first-ever turbo-charged Formula 1 car, the RS01. Jabouille will be reunited with the RS01 to drive laps of the Monaco track on Friday 26th May. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team secured its best-ever finishing position of sixth place thanks to a strong drive from Nico Hülkenberg in the Formula 1 Gran Premio de España Pirelli 2017 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Nico made a demon start from thirteenth to seventh, then his pit crew were able to assist in him making a further position during the 66-lap race. Nico’s finish is one place better than the team’s previous best, seventh thanks to Kevin Magnussen in last year’s Russian Grand Prix. Jolyon Palmer endured a tough Grand Prix employing a three-stop strategy from his P17 start to finish in fifteenth. Thanks to today’s result, Renault Sport Formula One Team moves to seventh position in the Constructors’ Championship. Read More »

We head to Spain for the first European race of the season with the target of continuing to score points. Barcelona is an event where we often see many upgrades to the cars and we have some new parts ourselves. We’ve had a solid run of points in the past two races and we want to continue that.

Spain is a strong market for Formula 1 and for Renault. We produce very many cars, engines and gearboxes in Spain so we have a good amount of local support, as well as the team having a Spanish sponsor in MAPFRE. We also have the exciting young driver talent of Marta García who comes from nearby Valencia and is one of our six of our Renault Sport Academy drivers in 2017.

At Barcelona, we will see Sergey Sirotkin in the car again for FP1, although this time we are hoping he gets far more laps under his belt, following an unfortunate gearbox issue for him in Sochi. We are always looking to the future with our young drivers and will also see RSA member Jack Aitken start his GP3 Series season this weekend. Read More »

Renault Sport Formula One Team secured its second points-scoring finish of 2017 with a robust eighth place from Nico Hülkenberg in the VTB Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Nico started eighth then ran a mammoth 40-lap stint on his qualifying Ultrasort tyres before changing to the Supersoft tyres for a final 12-lap bid to wrestle seventh place from Esteban Ocon. Jolyon Palmer’s race ended at the second corner, the victim of an ambitious over-the-kerbs overtake attempt from Romain Grosjean. Read More »