Renault R30 2010 F1 Car Showcased
Renault R30 2010 F1 Car
The Renault F1 team showcased its 2010 F1 car which looked like the first car in 1970s. It had the traditional yellow-and-black paint scheme as that of its Formula One and Le Mans sports cars.
It is reported that the company is looking for a title sponsor to replace earlier sponsor ING. The insurance company ING called it quits last summer after the team was found guilty of having Nelson Piquet Jr. deliberately crash during a race in 2008.
The automaker has only a minority stake in the team after having sold most of it to Genii Capital.
According to a Renault press release, it will have Russian Vitaly Petrov along with ex-Sauber driver Robert Kubica to run for the second car. Petrov has been signed as the first Russian to run as full-time Formula One driver.
The Polish driver Robert Kubica will work for the team for fourth consecutive season as a practical driver. He replaces ex-world champion Fernando Alonso, who has moved to Ferrari to partner Felipe Massa.
The Renault R30 is significantly different from the 2009 car, the R29. According to the company’s technical director, the look and skin have been beautifully modified. Apart from that, the Renault R30 will now bear a larger tank than the previous season due to a ban in refuelling. The company has also re-optimized its new model to suit for the racing tracks.