The 50's

1950
The first ever World Championship takes place according to the Formula 1 rules.
1955
These early years were marked by the dominance of the Alfa Romeo team with  Ferrari, Maseratti and Mercedes playing catch up.
1.5 liter engine cars were driven in the early years until Ferrari changed the game with 2.5 liter engines giving them a big competitive advantage.
1958
Stirling Moss drives a mid-engine Cooper, becomes the first car with the engine mounted behind the driver to win a Formula 1 race.

The 60's

1962
In an attempt to curb speeds and improve safety, the 1.5 liter, non super-charged engines were re-introduced.
1966
Rules were tweaked again to allow a return of the 'Power' era with 3.0 litre engines.
The late 60s also saw the arrival of commerce and sponsorship with the cars carrying logos/advertisements of their sponsors on their bodies.
1969
The Gordini facility was inaugurated on 6 February 1969, and it was to be the launch pad for motor sporting success over the following decades.

The 70's

1977
Renault enters F1 for the first time with Jean-Pierre Jabouille as lead driver.
1978
The team enters 14 GPs with Jabouille at the helm.
They make great progress, qualifying 3rd in Austria and finishing 4th in the USA GP.
1979
Jean-Pierre Jabouille and René Arnoux compete in the first full season.
The team secures its first pole in South Africa and first win at the French Grand Prix.

The 80's

1981
Alain Prost joins Arnoux. Prost wins three GPs and finishes fourth in the championship.
Together, Prost and Arnoux secure six pole positions.
1982
Prost wins the first two races of the season and Arnoux adds two further successes.
The speed of the car is obvious as the RE30B starts from pole in 10 of the 16 races.
1983
The team finishes second in the championship.
Prost misses out on the title by just two points after winning four times.
1984
Renault branches out into engine supply, teaming up with Team Lotus.
De Angelis finishes the drivers’ championship in third and Lotus is third in the constructors’ championship.
1985
Renault also supplies engines to the Ligier team.
Senna and de Angelis win three races to finish fourth and fifth in the championship.
1986
Renault supplies Lotus, Ligier and Tyrrell.
Senna wins two races and starts from pole on eight occasions.
1988
In June a deal is signed with Williams for the 1989 season.
1989
The Williams-Renault partnership hits the track.
Thierry Boutsen wins wet races in Canada and Australia.

The 90's

1992
Williams-Renault and Nigel Mansell emerge as the dominant force.
Mansell wins the first five races and secures the title at the mid-season Hungarian Grand Prix.
By the end of the season, the FW14B has won 10 of the 16 GPs.
1993
Prost replaces Mansell and Williams remains the team to beat.
The Frenchman wins seven races, with newcomer Damon Hill winning a further three.
Williams-Renault secures 24 consecutive pole positions from 1992 to 1993.
1994
Williams-Renault secures the constructors’ title and Hill finishes a close runner-up in the drivers’ race to
Schumacher.
1995
Renault supplies Benetton in addition to Williams and its engines win 16 of the 17 races and take 16 pole positions.
Benetton-Renault wins the constructors’ title at the first attempt.
1997
Villeneuve leads the Williams team following the departure of Hill and wins the championship in a dramatic finale at Jerez, having taken six victories.

The 2000's

2001
The Renault name returns to F1 following the conclusion of a deal to purchase the Benetton team.
2002
Benetton is reborn as the Renault F1 Team, and the outfit shows good progress as it finishes fourth in the championship.
2003
The team takes its first victory under the Renault name when Fernando Alonso wins from pole in Hungary.
2005
Alonso wins seven races and at the final race in Brazil he secures the World Championship.
Fisichella also wins one race and helps Renault to its first constructors’ title.
2006
Using the new Renault V8 engine Alonso wins seven races and takes his second championship.
A win for Fisichella helps Renault to successfully defend its constructors’ title.

The 2010's

2011
Renault refocuses activities around engine supply and creates Renault Sport F1. Team Lotus joins the Renault fold. 
2012
Williams becomes Renault’s fourth team in the championship, reviving the historic partnership.
Lotus is rebadged as Caterham while LRGP becomes Lotus F1 Team.
2013
Renault-Lotus burst out of the gates with Raikkonen taking victory at the season-opener in Australia.
Vettel joins Juan Manguel Fangio and Michael Schumacher, as one of only three drivers to win four consecutive titles.