Three decades on from Jabouille's Renault win
30 years ago today, Jean-Pierre Jabouille won the French Grand Prix to record Renaultís first victory in Formula One.
From the early days of the much-maligned 'yellow teapot' to success with the turbo charged engine,
Renault exited the sport in 1985 only to return four years later supplying V10 power to the Williams team. Completing the circle, Renault returned as a manufacturer in 2002 after taking over the Benetton team.
Renault looks back on some of the key milestones of the teamís adventure at the pinnacle of motor sport.
1976 Renaultís F1 programme is born in Viry-Ch‚tillon
1977 (May) The RS01 is officially presented to the world on the Champs Elysťes
1977 (July) First race in Formula One at Silverstone with Jabouille behind the wheel
1978 The team scores its first points in the United States Grand Prix
1979 Jabouille scores the first victory for Renault in the French Grand Prix
1980 Renault leads the championship after three races but finally finishes the season in fourth position
1981 & 1982 Renault finishes third in the championship
1984 Renault separates its engine and chassis operations: engines are conceived in Viry and chassis in Evry
1985 Formula One activity ends for Renault, but a small development cell remains in Viry
1989 Renault produces the first 3.
5L V10 engine in Formula One and wins two races as engine supplier to Williams
1992 Williams-Renault wins the constructorsí title and Nigel Mansell secures the driversí title
1995 Renault engines power the Williams and Benetton teams, winning 16 of the seasonís 17 races, which included a famous 1-2-3-4 finish for French engines in Magny Cours
1997 After sharing in five driversí titles and six constructorsí titles, Renaultís official involvement as an engine supplier comes to an end
2002 Renault makes its return to the sport as a full manufacturer team
2003 Victory in Hungary with Fernando Alonso
marks Renaultís first victory since returning to the sport.
2004 Renault finishes third in the constructorsí championship
2005 Renault wins the constructorsí title and the driversí title with Fernando Alonso
2006 Renault successfully defends its constructorsí title and Fernando Alonso
his driversí crown
2007 The team finishes third in the constructorsí championship.
2008 After a difficult start to the season, the team fights back strongly to win two races.