Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
With 199 pole positions, 153 victories, 11 constructors’ titles and 11* drivers’ titles won by Nigel Mansell (1992), Alain Prost (1993), Michael Schumacher (1994-1995), Damon Hill (1996), Fernando Alonso (2005-2006) and Sebastian Vettel (2010-2011-2012-2013*), the exclusive partnership of Total and Renault and their successes contribute to the history of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.
Total debuted in 1968 in Formula 1 through its ELF brand’s partnership with Matra on Ford-Cosworth. A premier victory was achieved by Jackie Stewart in Zandvoort during the Dutch Grand Prix in the team’s first season.
"Total has been active in Formula 1 racing for 45 years now. We consider the discipline as a test laboratory for our efficient fuels and innovative lubricants. Providing solutions in such a competitive environment means answering the questions of tomorrow’s mobility, together with our industrial partners. Total and Renault have been partnering in F1 for over 35 years now, and we have taken on many technological challenges in order to win half the number of world titles awarded over the past 20 years," said Thierry de Feydeau, Vice President Sponsoring and Motorsport Division, Total Marketing & Services.
Total provided RSF1 (Renault Sport F1) with specific fuels and lubricants allying performance, reliability and fuel consumption mastery. Besides Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Renault and Total also supply Lotus F1, Williams and Caterham.
“Next year’s engine rules foresee a direct injection V6 turbo. As a result, there will be a net increase in power through the use of hybrid technology. With another downsizing step for the engines and the adoption of new technologies, Formula 1 will push racing teams further to come-up with technical solutions to be applicable for use in series production vehicles. The outcome of our research and innovation will dire
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