Renault have gone ahead and launched their 2019 season challenger. The new car essentially has the same livery as the 2018 season, with Renault sticking to the famous yellow car.
The 2019 season is supposed to be a big one for the team, as they have invested in Daniel Ricciardo, and would be hoping that the Aussie can help them to a few podium finishes this season.
Ricciardo and Hulkenberg will form an able partnership for Renault, and the team would be hoping that the developments made over the winter can help the team close the gap on the top 3.
“We feel ready, we feel it is the right time to show you all what has been going on in the background of the last three years and are extremely proud of,”Cyril Abiteboul said as quoted Motorsport.com
— Renault F1 Team (@RenaultF1Team) February 12, 2019
“When you walk around Enstone you feel the passion and dedicated to racing.
“The first phase of the plan was regeneration as you have seen. You will see pretty much every single area of the factory has been improved if not completely transformed, from wind tunnel instrumentation, manufacturing, milling machines, clean room, race bays, every single area improved in order to compete on the same level as the best.
“In Viry it has been a bit more tactical, some recruitment here or there, some equipment we will be commissioning in a few weeks, a brand new state-of-the-art dyno fully compatible with the 2021 regulations, plus a new building venture that should come out of the ground in 2020.
“Hopefully by 2020 we should get there with brand new engine workshop. We’ve invested a lot in Enstone and we ill be investing in Viry.” he added.
This is how Twitter reacted to the announcement
We really need @MercedesAMGF1 to pull something out of the bag! 🤞🏻
— Ben (@BenStubb66) February 12, 2019
One more day 'till the wrap comes off and you all get to see what we've been working on!
— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) February 12, 2019
2018 and 2019 car pic.twitter.com/uHt0HgXQKk
— Zac (@RealZacReynolds) February 12, 2019
— (HS) Divan (@TN_iEnergy) February 12, 2019
So identical to 2018 🤔😴
— John Gardiner (@johnlg1) February 12, 2019
there is nothing new on the livery. just the same as last year. nothing bold.
— Robin Sandman (@Robin_Sandman) February 12, 2019
Don't fix it, if it ain't broke 👏🤙🔥 pic.twitter.com/OFJNyMOePd
— Aditya (@Aditya73706194) February 12, 2019
What do you think of the new Renault livery?