Renault hailed Nico Hulkenberg's 'amazing' efforts in Abu Dhabi and throughout 2017 as the principal way they were able to come from behind and beat Toro Rosso to sixth place in the constructors' championship in the season finale.
While the result is worth millions financially, managing director Cyril Abiteboul said it also represented a significant milestone in Renault's bid to return to winning ways in F1 racing.
"Mission accomplished. We came here with one clear objective - and I'm so proud we got it," Abiteboul said.
"It's a milestone for the team and an achievement that goes beyond the on-track result. It's a motivation for everyone – for every team member and a fantastic reward that will count far more through the winter than any financial considerations.
"At the start of the year we set out to finish fifth, which was very ambitious, but ambition is good – you have to set high targets. This season we've not made it easy for ourselves and the last three weekends have been a microcosm of this rollercoaster of a year. Sixth was the revised goal and I'm so proud we got it.