New rumours this week claim Renault is planning to redesign its cars’ liveries following the departure of title sponsor ING.
Renault has had one of the most unattractive cars in the pitlane since it introduced ING’s brand two years ago. Could we finally see a return to Renault’s smart liveries of the seventies and eighties?
The team recently revealed its new Formula Renault racing car in the company’s colours – which I think the current car would look great in:
Two years ago the team gave us a tantalising glimpse of what a modern F1 car would look like in an all-Renault livery:
To me, this is what Renault F1 cars shoud look like:
The Mild-Seven-blue-and-Renault-yellow clash they used in the early 2000s always looked like an awkward compromise to me, though it had its fans (and was, conveniently, the same colours as the flag of Alonso’s Oviedo homeland). The ING branding was even less successful.
With ING gone, there’s no longer a need for the cars to have the Dutch bank’s white and orange colours on its flanks. Will Renault make a quick change before the end of the year, or wait until 2010 to reveal a new look on the R30?
Read more: More pictures of the stunning retro Renault