Our Formula 1 commitment
After taking home two Constructors’ World Champion titles in 2005 and 2006, Renault Sport F1 worked as a team with Renault F1 Team to expand its activities, supplying Red Bull Racing with its V8 engine in 2007.
RSF1 refocused on its engine business in 2011. We now equip several F1 teams.
Powered by Renault, Red Bull Racing won four consecutive Constructors’ titles from 2010 to 2013, making a legend of Sebastian Vettel, who became the youngest ever four-time F1 champion.
Our Formula 1 achievements remain unrivalled*. Renault has been competing on track against the finest specialists for over 35 years:
- 12 Constructors’ titles (as engine supplier or team)
- 11 Drivers’ titles
- 165 wins
- 213 pole positions (record beaten in 2013)
*at December 31, 2013.
World Series by Renault: 100% Renault international championships
World Series by Renault, created back in 2005, are free-admission meets blending top-level competition, Formula 1 and Renault 5 Maxi Turbo shows, and entertainment for the family.
The Formula Renault 3.5 Series and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championships are major single-seater events and serve as a springboard for Formula 1 drivers, a full 60% of whom have competed in a Renault motorsport formula, among them Sebastian Vettel, Romain Grosjean, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Éric Vergne.
Take a look at this season’s calendar and download your free invitations at the World Series by Renault website.
European Le Mans Series endurance championship with Alpine
Alpine made a successful return to motorsport competition in 2013 with the A450, driven by the Signatech team to victory in the European Le Mans Series endurance championship in the LMP2 category.
Some 35 years after its triumph in 1978, Alpine finished 14th in the overall standings at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours race, and will be back in 2014 for the joy of all motorsport enthusiasts.
Promoting Renault through rallying
Our rally adventure began in 1925 with François Repusseau’s victory at the Monte-Carlo Rally. The 1950s and 1960s were marked by stellar performances from the 4CV, Dauphine and R8 Gordini. Alpine won the first-ever World Rally Championship, in 1973. The R5 Alpine and R5 Maxi Turbo were the big stars of the 1970s and 1980s, with Jean Ragnotti at the wheel.
We remained in the rally limelight in the 1990s, competing in races that provided an ideal promotional platform for our cars, including Clio Williams, Clio Maxi and Mégane Maxi, the last winning the Tour de Corse trophy in 1997. In the early 2000s, Clio made a triumphant return to the world stage in its Super 1600 version.
Today, Renault Sport Technologies designs, manufactures and sells rally cars based on Twingo R.S., Clio R.S. and Mégane R.S. We offer our customers kits to build the cars, spare parts to repair them, and technical support to take them all the way to victory. RST organizes a Renault Sport Challenge at some events in the French Rally Cup and Trophées Renault Sport in a number of European countries with local promoters. Owners of Twingo R.S. R1 and R2, Clio R.S. R3 and Mégane R.S. N4 get to compete against each other in friendly events marked by a spirit of fairness.
2014 will see the rally debut of new Clio R.S. 3T.
Our new challenge: Formula E
Harnessing our unique expertise in electric vehicles and motorsport, we are now competing in the new FIA Formula E Championship. We have partnered Formula E Holding since May 2013, making an active contribution to the development of the Spark-Renault SRT_01E electric single-seater. As part of that effort, our teams have developed original solutions for:
- fitting battery components in the single-seater chassis
- ensuring the requisite range and performance
- guaranteeing safety (crash and fire tests).