Renault F1Ⓡ Team Professional Racing Driver Nico HülkenbergRenault F1Ⓡ Team Professional Racing Driver Nico Hülkenberg
F1 driver with over 10 years of experience in professional racing.
Nico Hülkenberg was the champion of A1 Grand Prix for the 2006 2007 season. He began racing in Formula One in 2010 for successively serving teams such as Force India and Sauber.
He joined Renault F1® team on 14 October 2016.
He finished the 2017 season at 10th place in the World Drivers’ Championship with 43 points and 7th with 69 points in 2018.
Finished 5th at the German GP in 2018. Joint best finish of the season and best finish with Renault.
Last win for a Renault engine in Germany was in 2013 with Sebastian Vettel and the RB9 and its Renault engine at the Nürburgring “GP-Strecke” circuit.
Last win for Renault at the Hockenheim race track was with Fernando Alonso in 2005.
Jérôme Stoll, President of Renault Sport Racing:
“At Renault, motor sport is our passion. Our history in F1 has been almost uninterrupted for over forty years. This passion for F1 is a metaphor both for our combative, determined and resilient spirit, as well as for our progress through the ever-greater innovations that inspire this sport. Even though our passion must accept a good deal of realism, F1 still makes sense for Renault. It’s a laboratory for the technologies that will be in our future production cars, as the engine’s new name, Renault E-Tech 19, shows. This is a truly awe-inspiring time to be part of this sport.”
“For 120 years, Renault has embraced the challenge of motorsport. 1977 marked Renault’s first race in Formula 1 and the journey snowballed from then.
Through the 1990s, an era of dominance as an engine supplier to Williams and Benetton, the world championship winning years of 2005 and 2006 as a manufacturer and a second period of engine supply success with Red Bull Racing between 2010 and 2013, our racing Spirit has always been strong. The creation of Renault Sport Racing three years ago opens a new chapter.
When we announced our return to Formula 1 as a full manufacturer entry at the end of 2015, Renault set ambitious targets to add to the two world championship trophies and, in parallel, energise multiple platforms within Groupe Renault. Tasting victory has always been in the Renault DNA. The long-term goal for the team is to win Formula 1 races and world titles, while simultaneously harnessing the value of Renault’s involvement through technical collaborations and innovative marketing and communication strategies.
Renault Sport Racing is, however, not just an F1 operation, with involvement in rallying and client racing. We firmly believe we have the resources, facilities and expertise to deliver across these different categories.
Our story is gathering momentum and there are very exciting times ahead.”