Renault launches 2016 race livery

By on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Renault Sport

Renault Sport

Renault has launched its definitive 2016 race livery, with the manufacturer unveiling a matte yellow scheme during an event ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.

Renault, which has taken over the Lotus squad, used a mainly black livery during pre-season testing, but has now launched its RS16 in the yellow colours historically associated with the manufacturer.

The updated scheme will make its on-track debut during free practice on Friday, when Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer take to the streets of Albert Park.

The livery was unveiled alongside a promotional video, in which a showcar was attached to a giant surfboard.

"We had a new livery to unveil in Melbourne, but we wanted to do things a little differently," said Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul.

"We’re in F1 to ultimately get lots of points on track, but also to get lots of attention off track, so we came up with this idea.

"Meanwhile we have added some contemporary touches to make the RS16 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."

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