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Renault Group and Castrol celebrate 100th Formula 1 race

Renault Group and Castrol celebrated a milestone at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix; 100 Formula 1 Grand Prix together. Both Alpine F1 Team’s A521 cars featured a specific “100 races” logo on the engine cover and a new “Renault recommends Castrol” logo on the rear wing, reinforcing the strength of the partnership between the brands. 

Castrol has been the Team’s official lubricant supplier since 2017 following Renault Group’s return to Formula 1. For almost five seasons, Castrol has supported Alpine F1 Team’s on-track activities by delivering advanced lubricants that help improve efficiency and performance today while developing lubricants for both race cars and road cars of the future.  

bp and Castrol have provided advanced fuels and engine oils, gear and hydraulic oils, greases and brake fluid, as well as a range of high-performance industrial lubricants to the Team’s technical centres in Enstone and Viry-Châtillon since 2017. 

Off-track, Renault Group selected Castrol as its aftersales’ global service fill engine oil lubricants partner, supplying jointly branded Renault – Castrol products globally and enabling Renault customers and dealerships to benefit from the advanced technology from the track. 

The two companies are also working together to explore future opportunities to broaden their relationship in the rapidly evolving mobility market. 

“As an official partner, we’re more than just a badge on the car. The Renault Groups vision is for Alpine to be the best team in Formula 1, and it’s a vision we share at Castrol. We’re delighted to celebrate this milestone together with Renault Group and wish the team the best of luck in this weekends races.” A.S.Ramchander, Vice President – Marketing, Castrol 

“This is an important milestone for Renault Group and Castrol, two leading brands with cutting-edge technologies. More than just a number, 100 Grands Prix represent the maturity of our partnership, which allows us to push the technical boundaries to the limit, both in Formula 1 and off-track. I wish all the best to Fernando and Esteban for the race!” Hakan Dogu, SVP, Aftersales, Renault Group

“Castrol and bp have been very significant and loyal partners for 100 races. We are proud of our partnership, which has contributed important steps in technology and performance that have greatly influenced our journey as a team. Together we achieved our first podiums and win and we look forward to a bright future that encompasses innovation, vision and further success. Off-track, we are proud to pass on the benefits of this innovation to the many road car users now and in the future.” Laurent Rossi, CEO, Alpine