Renault ready to Race in 2016

Renault ready to Race in 2016

After years of being on the edges, Renault is ready to get down and dirty again in Formula One.

The new Renault F1 team, which takes Lotus’ place on the grid this year, begins its F1 campaign this weekend in Melbourne at the Australian Grand Prix and has just unveiled its new livery in Melbourne.

Just ahead of the first practice sessions for the big event and Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of Renault Sport Racing, said the striking colours portray a new era for Renault in motorsport.

“The black and yellow Sirius colours are the corporate colours of Renault Sport, but also share the heritage of Renault Sport on track. The first-ever Renault F1 car, the RS01, hit the track in yellow and black in 1977 and this latest livery is a nod to this formidable car.

“To create much more tangible links between Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing, we have also used colours to showcase the matt white colour available on the Renault Clio R.S Trophy.

‘Meanwhile we have added some contemporary touches to make the R.S.16 stand out. We have used metallic colours that will reflect the lights at the night races, the ‘diamond’ pattern at the rear of the car fits in with our new brand identity and the gold flashes signify we aim for the top.

‘We are really happy with the new look of the car and hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it!’

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Chris Miller

Chris is a writer and co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast. He is a radio broadcaster by trade and is an evening presenter on Magic 1278 in Melbourne with previous roles at several stations. He also does daily reports for the Australian Traffic Network. A self declared car tragic and for as long as he can remember Chris has been obsessed with them. The inner child in him still gets excited when he spots something exotic on the road.