Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Renault present the R29

Monday 19th January 2009

Renault's R29, and its slightly changed livery, were presented to the world at the Algarve circuit on Monday morning.

The Anglo/French squad opted for a low-key launch at the track where the team will be testing later this week.

Drivers Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr were both in attendance along with team boss Flavio Briatore as the R29 made its debut.

The new car, like those displayed before it, is designed in accordance to the new 2009 regulations. This means the wing at the front is low and wide while the rear is short and high.

The sidepods meanwhile are shaped aggresively at the radiator air inlets but feature no barge boards or sidepod panels.

The car also features the shark fin engine cover that Renault used last season.

As for the livery, there is a slight change with more red included as Renault have signed French oil company Total to their sponsorship mix.

Source : Planet F1

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