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Renault has been among the major teams in F1 Championship. Renault car participated in the competition for the first time in 1977. Find more about it here.

Renault F1

Renault F1, Renault company's Formula One racing team, is based at Enstone, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. Renault has competed in Formula 1 via its subsidiary Renault Sports, both as an engine supplier and as a constructor.

Team Facts
Full name of Renault in Formula One is ING Renault F1. Race Drivers of Renault F1 are Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr. Lucas Di Grassi, Romain Grosjean and Sakon Yamamoto are the test drivers. The team is currently using Renault R28 and Renault RS27 engine. The team debuted in 1977 British Grand Prix.

Renault in F1
Renault appeared for the first time at the British Grand Prix 1977. Renault team entered another four Grand Prix races that season, but scored no points. In 1978 Renault managed fourth place in the US Grand Prix. In 1979, Renault drew its first win at the French Grand Prix. Team finished the season sixth in the constructors' championship. 1982 was forgettable for the Renault. In 1983, the team finished second in the constructors' championship. In 1985, Renault withdrew from F1 as a manufacturer but continued supplying engines. It withdrew fully from Formula One racing in 1986. In 1989, Renaults returned as an engine supplier.

Renault returned in 2000s. In 2000, the team scored 20 points, as well as 2 podium finishes in Monaco and Canada. In 2001, Button and Fisichella scored ten points for the team. Renault scored 23 points during the season. Renault won the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix. In 2004, the team surprised contenders for second place in the Constructors' Championship. The team won the Monaco Grand Prix in spectacular fashion. In 2005, Renault won the first race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix. Renault won Bahrain Grand Prix as well as the Australian Grand Prix in 2006. In 2007, Renault struggled with their form.