Renault unveil yellow 2016 livery ahead of Australian GP
By James Galloway in Melbourne
Last Updated: 16/03/16 1:32pm
Renault have unveiled their definitive colour scheme for the 2016 season bringing yellow back to the grid.
The returning French constructor ran in an interim black and yellow livery during winter testing but had promised a new look in time for this weekend's season-opening race in Australia.
The team revealed their final colours in Melbourne on Wednesday with the RS16 to now run in traditional Renault yellow a black trim.
After completing their takeover of the Lotus team in December, Renault have played down expectations for their first season back as a constructor with work on the 2016 car having started late.
The new RS16 ran into some early reliability problems in winter testing but racked up the mileage thereafter with new signing Kevin Magnussen describing it as a "driver-friendly" car. Chief technical officer Bob Bell hopes they can begin the season in the points this weekend.
"We were pleasantly surprised," Bell said about Renault's pre-season. "Although we are down on aero and power, the car is nicely balanced, consistent and good to develop.
"We didn't need to chase a lot of time finding the balance so there's a lot confidence we can get up to speed relatively quickly.
"If we can sneak into the top 10 in Melbourne, we'll be pleased with that."
The first race of the 2016 F1 season, the Australian GP, is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1. The race in Melbourne starts at 5am on Sunday March 20. Or watch for £6.99 without a contract on NOW TV.