BP and Castrol is the official fuel and lubricants provider, through the BP Ultimate and Castrol EDGE brands.
2017 was a steady inaugural year for the fledgling team. The F1™ season began in March at Melbourne’s Albert Park and culminated in November at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. The Renault F1™ Team showed continuous improvement throughout the year, drivers Carlos Sainz1, Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer2 finishing ninth, 10th and 17th respectively, while the team came sixth in the constructor’s championship.
BP and Castrol’s engineers and scientists are working with the Renault F1™ Team to analyze a vast array of data to ensure that engine, fuel and oil are working in perfect concert. It’s the tiniest of margins that turn into the milliseconds and centimetres which keep the team edging ahead.
"We are tremendously proud to announce this significant strengthening of our relationship with BP and Castrol after laying strong and stable foundations together in 2017," said Jérôme Stoll, president of Renault Sport Racing. "BP and Castrol are at the cutting edge in their respective fields and a partnership of this scope, breadth and duration highlights the intents and goals of both parties."
With the inaugural year of the partnership behind them, BP, Castrol and the Renault F1™ Team are set to push the boundaries into 2018 and beyond.