THE Renault Sport Formula One Team has launched its 2017 challenger, the R.S.17, at a showcase event in front of international media and team partners, in London.
Highlighting new partners and sponsors including BP, Castrol and MAPFRE, the launch was also the first public revealing of the new Renault Sport brand identity, designed to provide a stronger link between Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars.
Powered by Renault Sport Racing’s R.E.17 power unit, the R.S.17 has no carry over parts from the R.S.16 with the manufacturer working from a clean sheet to comply with Formula One’s latest regulations.
It is the first Formula One car designed from the outset by Renault Sport Racing from its two locations in Enstone, England and Viry-Châtillon, France.
The R.S.17 was unveiled by race drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer, whilst the recruitment of third and reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin was also announced.