Today, Renault DP World Formula 1 Team's vision is to be the best team in Formula One. It’s a vision that we share at Castrol – and a journey we are very proud to be part of.
Our technology is built on the bedrock of our great achievements in motorsport. The last time Castrol partnered with Renault in 1997, Williams Renault won the Formula1™ Constructors and Drivers’ Championship. Today's partnership is build on that same mission to win.
For Castrol, competing and developing products at the highest level of motorsport provides our Castrol EDGE engine oils with a unique opportunity - allowing us to take learnings from our work with Renault Formula 1Team and feed these back into our product development.
Quite simply, the Castrol EDGE engine oil used on the road benefits from the transferable knowledge obtained through our product testing on the Formula One track.
Joining the Castrol-backed Renault DP World Formula 1 Team in 2019, Daniel Ricciardo - AKA the Honey Badger - is one Australia's most accomplished drivers.
With 7 race wins to his name, along with 29 podium finishes, Daniel Ricciardo has already proven himself one of the most consistent drivers in Formula One while also being one of the biggest characters in the sport on and off the track.
Esteban Ocon brings already brings an extensive Formula 1 resume to the Renault DP World Formula1 Team. Having previously served as a Renault reserve driver in 2016, Esteban made his Formula 1 race debut mid-2016 with Manor Racing, before moving to Sahara Force India Formula1 Team in 2017 where he tallied up 87 Championship points and secured a Top 10 position in the drivers’ championship.
After a year off the grid, Esteban is hungry to prove he belongs at the highest level of motorsport, “I am pleased that a team with big ambitions has entrusted me with the opportunity to once again demonstrate my skills at the highest level of F1. It is a responsibility I take very seriously. The confidence they have in me to help the progression of the team is a very positive pressure and I look forward to giving the best of myself."