Renault has revealed the yellow livery its RS16 will race in this year.
The French manufacturer, which has returned to F1 competition as a full team this season, used a black livery during testing.
The new livery was displayed on a show car at a launch in Melbourne on Wednesday.
Renault’s 2016 livery marks a return to the team running in its corporate colours, as its original F1 team did from 1977 to 1985 and as its most recent F1 outfit did for a single season in 2010.
“The black and yellow Sirius colours themselves are naturally the corporate colours of Renault Sport but also share the heritage of Renault Sport on track,” said team principal Cyril Abiteboul.
“The first-ever Renault F1 car, the RS01, hit the track in yellow and black in 1977 and this latest livery is a nod to this formidable car. To create much more tangible links between Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing, we have also used colours to showcase the matt white colour available on the Renault Clio RS Trophy.”
“We have added some contemporary touches to make the RS16 stand out,” Abiteboul added. “We have used metallic colours that will reflect the lights at the night races, the ‘diamond’ pattern at the rear of the car fits in with our new brand identity and the gold flashes signify we aim for the top.”
Renault RS16 livery launch pictures
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