Published on : June 17th 2019
Celebrating the 40 Years of Renault’s first F1™ victory
June 17th 2019

July 1st 1979, a date marked in Renault’s history, the date of its first Formula 1™ victory. 40 years since Jean-Pierre Jabouille and the RS10 started on pole position and went on to win the French Grand Prix in Dijon!

Discover the behind the scenes of how Renault achieved its first victory with our exclusive video! In typical 1980s style, we look back at how F1™ cars were made at that time. From chassis and engine construction to driver cockpit installation as well as aerodynamism without forgetting the famous turbo-compressor that Renault brought to Formula 1 for the first time in 1977, dive into the story behind the success.

The 1979 French Grand Prix was the first Renault victory, but it also saw one of, if not the most beautiful battle in F1™ history… René Arnoux versus Gilles Villeneuve for second place behind Jabouille. Relive this amazing moment in our video!