Incredibly, in the first session the unwell Romain Grosjean crashed his R29 into the barriers at the very spot where Nelson Piquet Jnr had his now-infamous crash last year.
Here’s some pictures of the new-look Brawn and Renault liveries.
The de-cluttering of Renault’s awkward paint scheme is the only positive thing, however miniscule, to have resulted from the sorry ‘crashgate’ affair.
Renault haven’t had time to unstitch the ING branding from their team’s kit, but that will likely be done in time for the Japanese Grand Prix next weekend.
It’s possible they may make more substantial changes to the livery to remove the orange and white ING colouring.
The addition of Canon logos to the Brawns harks back to the winning Williams machines of the mid-eighties. It’s quite appropriate, as it looks like no-one has any chance of beating Brawn to the titles this year. Indeed, they could cement the constructors’ championship this weekend.
Images (C) Brawn GP, Renault/LAT, Bridgestone