46 years of presence in Formula 1

ELF a reliable brand

ELF's story can be traced back to 1939. It was owned by French government at the very beginning and transferred to a privately owned corporation in 1994. In 2000, ELF merged with Total which is now the fifth largest oil company in the world and an expert in lubricants.

46 years of presence in Formula 1

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1968

first appearance of ELF
in Motorsport with Matra in F1

1977

Elf and Renault introcued
turbocharged engine to 
Formula 1

1977-1985

Renault Team and Elf won over
15 victories, using the turbocharged
engine

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1989

Renault and Elf brought to Formula 1
racing with a new naturally-aspirated
engine, the 3.5l. V10

2005-2006

Drivers' Championships and Team
Championships with Fernando
Alonso

2010

Renault engines and ELF
technology again: Ninth Formula 1
Team Championship