Renault Sport unveils R.S.16 challenger

By on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Renault Sport

Renault Sport

Renault Sport has unveiled its challenger for the 2016 campaign, the R.S.16, during a ceremony at its Guyancourt base on Wednesday.

Renault confirmed in December that it would be returning to the sport after taking over the Lotus squad, which it previously ran between 2001 and 2010.

The 2016 machine will be known as the R.S.16 and will make its track debut during the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on February 22.

It will be raced by Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer, with Esteban Ocon providing back-up as reserve.

The wraps were taken off of the car, which features a predominatly black scheme with hints of yellow, by the trio of drivers, as Renault ramps up its preparations for its full-scale Formula 1 return.

Renault President Jerome Stoll hinted that the livery could be tweaked prior to the first race of the year in Australia.

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