Video: Renault reveals its 2008 F1 car – the R28

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Renault has a lot to make up for with its 2008 car. The R28 has to return the team to its race and championship-winning form of 2005-6.

It will be a few weeks before we know whether the new car can do that. But the R28 has not fixed the other major fault of its predecessor – it’s going to be another year of suffering that horrific, eye-gouging livery.

See below for video and images of the R28 – if you can stand to.

Renault R28 – images

Renault 2008 R28 launch 2 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 3 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 4 | LAT / Renault

Renault 2008 R28 launch 5 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 6 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 7 | LAT / Renault

Renault 2008 R28 launch 8 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 9 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 10 | LAT / Renault

Renault 2008 R28 launch 11 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 12 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 13 | LAT / Renault

Renault 2008 R28 launch 14 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 16 | LAT / Renault Renault 2008 R28 launch 15 | LAT / Renault

Renault R28 studio | ING Renault F1 Renault R28 studio, 2 | ING Renault F1 Renault R28 studio, 3 | ING Renault F1

Renault R28 studio, 4 | ING Renault F1 Renault R28 studio, 5 | ING Renault F1 Renault R28 studio, 6 | ING Renault F1

Renault R28 – high resolution images

Renault 2008 R28 launch (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 2 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 3 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 4 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 5 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 6 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 7 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 8 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault 2008 R28 launch 9 (high resolution) | LAT / Renault
Renault R28 studio (high resolution) | ING Renault F1
Renault R28 studio, 2 (high resolution) | ING Renault F1
Renault R28 studio, 3 (high resolution) | ING Renault F1
Renault R28 studio, 4 (high resolution) | ING Renault F1
Renault R28 studio, 5 (high resolution) | ING Renault F1
Renault R28 studio, 6 (high resolution) | ING Renault F1

Renault R28 – video

See the F1 video section for more video of the 2008 F1 cars.

Renault also has a couple of new sponsors thanks to the return of Fernando Alonso. Universia is a Banco Santander brand – the company now dividing its F1 sponsorship between McLaren and Renault since Alonso left the former team.

Will the R28 be a winner? If not, can they at least please fix that horrible livery?

I still think they should have used their 30th anniversary colour scheme instead (here’s some more pictures of the retro Renault).

Photos copyright: LAT / Renault except for the last six which are ING Renault F1

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