Renault Sport F1 reveal the striking new RS18 Formula One 2018 challenger. Coming in a pretty spectacular looking yellow and black livery, and due to be driven by German Nico Hulkenberg and new recruit Carlos Sainz, the new Renault R.S.18 Formula One car is the fourth new for 2018 F1 machine revealed to date (ok fifth if you read the Sauber article first), and marks a serious assault on the top of the Formula One grid for the former World Championship winning team. Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing managing director stated: “Last year was successful in many ways. It was the second year in our rebuilding and a further step towards our long-term plans and aims. 2016 was all about recruiting, investing, bringing in new sponsors, new talents and building our brand. Over the past year I’ve seen progression in many areas: ninth to sixth in the standings – in many races we were often the fourth fastest team on the grid. This is a testament to our drive, commitment and adherence to a very ambitious plan. It was a quantified progression towards what we want to become and challenging the top teams. “We have everything to be positive about this year. We have two very talented and ambitious drivers. Last year Nico gave us exactly what we needed with his experience, knowledge and ability to lead both on and off track. Carlos joined us at the end of the season and he brought something fresh, and he scored points to help us in the Constructors’ battle. Without that we wouldn’t have finished where we finished. “Our headline target is to show continued progression through results. We want to be able to showcase our progression in every regard; power unit, chassis, operations, drivers. Everything must improve and we must continue to grow. We want to demonstrate this in many different ways, from the teams we will be directly racing against, to the gap to the leaders, including also our fan base and the respect that our team will inspire in our way we behave on and off track.” The R.S.18 is a car Renault hopes will be able to challenge for podiums and victories in the season ahead. One thing is for sure, the car certainly looks the part ahead of pre season testing next week in Barcelona.. Formula One car launch dates: February 14th - Haas Ferrari February 15th - Williams Mercedes February 19th - Red Bull Tag Heuer February 20th - Renault February 20th - Alfa Romeo Sauber Ferrari February 22nd - AMG Mercedes February 22nd - Ferrari February 23rd - McLaren Renault February 25th - Toro Rosso Honda TBC - Force India Mercedes If you like your motorsport fast and open wheeled, check out the Formula One sub forum and get yourself in on the discussion today! Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! RaceDepartment YouTube RaceDepartment Twitter RaceDepartment Facebook RaceDepartment Twitch RaceDepartment Instagram What do you think of the new Renault F1 car? Let us know in the comments section below!