Renault celebrates 40 years in Formula 1

Renault first entered Formula 1 in 1977 with the innovative turbocharged RS01, the first of its kind. After modifying and perfecting the technology the RS10 was born and in 1979 the Renault team achieved their first turbo-powered victory on home ground in Dijon.

The success of Renault sports innovation went on to inspire a whole generation of turbo-charged engines which then dominated Formula 1 for many years.

After 17 years away from the top spot Renault returned in 2002 with the successful R25 producing eight wins and fifteen podiums with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. The achievements continued with the R26 and this time it was the innovative and reliable chassis that led towards its achievements and as a mark to that it is now displayed in Renault’s Classic Collection in Paris.

Renault is now looking ahead and is determined to prove its commitment to a long term future in F1 and in April this year it unveiled its futurist R.S.2027 Formula 1 concept car allowing us a glimpse of what Formula 1 might look like in 10 years time.

1977: The innovative turbocharged RS01, the first of its kind.

2006: Renault's achievements continue with the R26

2017: In April Renault unveiled its futurist R.S.2027 Formula 1 concept car allowing us a glimpse of what Formula 1 might look like in 10 years time.