On Tuesday, February 21, in London, a solemn presentation of the new car Renault team, called R. S. 17.
Under the eyes of the guests and journalists racers Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer pulled the protective veil from the new items, which in Enstone have high hopes, hoping for progress and struggle in the middle group of the peloton.
“We expect the fifth place in the constructors’ championship,” said Renault Sport President Jerome Stoll.
R. S. 17. became the first car developed entirely by Renault after the return of the factory team, which was based on a Lotus. As with previous innovations, presented by Williams and Sauber, the car was built virtually from scratch, given the new technical regulations. However, as with previous teams, the bow section remained unchanged, with exposed tip.
Changed the livery – livery was less yellow and more black.
Also at the presentation were a number of announcements. Russian Sergey Sirotkin took the position of backup pilot, and Alain Prost joined the team as a special adviser.
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