by Caroline De Beaumont

Renault celebrates forty year Formula 1 anniversary

Renault is proud to start the 40th anniversary celebrations of its Formula 1 debut over the course of this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. Carlos Ghosn, Groupe Renault CEO, Jean Pierre Jabouille, and Alain Prost, four-times World Formula 1 Champion, were there with the Renault Sport Formula One Team to get the festivities off to a great start.

 

“Renault is proud of its position as one of the most historic brands in Formula 1. Over the past forty years our involvement has taken many forms, ranging from the ground-breaking RS01 V6 Turbo, the V10 engine, through the record-breaking V8 era through to our current venture with Renault Sport Formula One Team. We have not only gained a tremendous amount of success, knowledge, expertise and experience over these years, we have helped contribute to the sport as it is today. In Monaco we will celebrate our forty year history, however our focus is firmly on the future. We recently showcased our vision of a potential Formula 1 future with the R.S.2027 Vision and we are dedicated to our ongoing role in Formula 1. Here’s to the next forty years!”

Jérôme Stoll, President of Renault Sport Racing

Learn more about Renault history in Formula One.

2017 gp monaco 40 ans team carlos ghosnCarlos Ghosn, Groupe Renault CEO, Renault Sport Formula One Team and Jean Pierre Jabouille's RS01

“Monaco is an iconic venue infused with Formula 1 history, what better place to start our celebrations of forty years than here? Formula 1 is a technological and human adventure to which Renault brings tremendous passion. Over the past forty years we have used Formula 1 as a laboratory for testing new technical innovations, such as the introduction of the turbo-charger to the sport with our very first Formula 1 car, the RS01. We are proud to reunite Jean-Pierre Jabouille once more with his RS01 as well as Alain Prost, who will drive our first all carbon fibre chassis, his RE 40, in which he came so close to claiming the 1983 World Championship. Our technical innovations on track provide inspiration and advancement for our road products,

                     Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director

And to highlight the unique expertise Renault has gained in the course of the 40 years since its Formula 1 debut, Renault Sport Formula One Team driver Nico Hülkenberg drove the eagerly anticipated New Mégane R.S in its first official public appearance. Due to be released at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the New Mégane R.S. was presented in a special yellow and black livery.

2017 gp monaco 40 ans renault megane R.S.