By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer
After teasing the Formula One universe with an interim paint job, the definitive Renault look of 2016 broke cover today. Sliding in on a surfboard, the team debuted their 2016 livery in grand fashion. From the look of the beach themed debut, Renault F1 is back on the scene and is looking to make a statement. The team release today came after running a black with yellow trimmed car for testing in Barcelona and at the team’s launch, last month in Paris.
“The R.S. 16 will call back to the traditional Renault color.” Stated Renault Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul. He followed with, “Tonight is about our identity and what Renault stands for.”
The yellow-gold with black trim coloration immediately aligns with the traditional yellow used on historical Renault race cars. Using a matte finish over a gloss coat was more than a stylistic choice as it saved weight on the car.
It was a great launch, proof that Renault is back and plans to make an impact!
Images and Video: Renault