Renault Sport strengthen partnership with BP and Castrol

Renault Sport, BP and Castrol have extended their partnership by a further five years strengthening their technical partnership on both the road and the race track.

After one season together both parties are happy to continue their ongoing relationship which will see both BP, Castrol and Renault collaborate on fuel and lubricant supplies extend into the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance as well as other new technologies and projects.

Jérôme Stoll President of Renault Sport Racing said: "We are tremendously proud to announce this significant strengthening of our relationship with BP Castrol after laying strong and stable foundations together in 2017.

"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."

McLaren will also see the benefit of this partnership due to taking on Renault power units for the 2018 season, this comes after a separating from Honda at the end of 2017.

Tufan Erginbilgic CEO of BP Downstream added: “We look forward to our continued relationship in Formula 1 and to exploring a wider global co-operation with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance including the further joint development of advanced mobility solutions and new technologies."

Nico Hulkenberg will continue with the team for a second season while being joined by Carlos Sainz Jr for his first full season at the French manufacturer after joining at the United States Grand Prix in 2017 to replace the outgoing Jolyon Palmer.

Renault is set to launch the new R.S.18 car on February 20.