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Intro: Renault 2010

Ben Tusting

Mar 5, 2008

The Renault Formula 1 team launched its 2010 car at the Valencia circuit on Sunday afternoon and confirmed Vitaly Petrov as its second driver.
The new R30 was unveiled by Russian Petrov and team-mate Robert Kubica, who will form the all-new driver line-up of the French squad this year.
Twenty-five year-old Petrov, last year's runner-up in the GP2 series, becomes the first Russian Formula 1 driver in the history of the sport.
Petrov will be partnering Pole Kubica at Renault, who is hoping to turn around its fortunes following a dismal 2009 season in which the team scored just 26 points on its way to eighth place in the championship.
"The start of a new Formula 1 season is always a time of great anticipation," said new team boss Eric Boullier. "For Renault, this is particularly true of the 2010 season as we begin a new era for the team.
"With a new structure in place, new drivers, and new colours, there is a lot to be excited about and a lot to look forward to in the year ahead.
"Setting objectives is never easy, but it's clear that we have high ambitions for 2010 as we aim to take Renault back to the front of the grid. However, this is not going to happen overnight and our ambition is to make this journey one step at a time.
"The R30 should be a competitive, strong and reliable car and we've opted for an aggressive development strategy. The factories in Enstone and Viry have been working flat-out during the long winter months to ensure that we begin the new season in the best shape possible. These factories have been successful in the past and they haven't forgotten how to win in Formula 1."
The R30 was presented with Renault's new colours - yellow and black - following the exit of ING as main sponsor in the middle of last season.
It also incorporates a similar shark fin engine cover, as those seen in the new McLaren and Sauber cars.
The new colour scheme resembles that used by Renault when it first entered Formula 1 back in 1978.

Bram Hengeveld

RaceDepartment Founder
Staff member
Dec 26, 2006
That livery is just brilliant!! Good old Renault colors are back! Very tasteful


Sep 23, 2008
It's a weird car...

far too short compared to the opposition.

But noticably different than the R29... Just plain weird..

Just a little bit longer it seems. renault says 25cm,. but it looks more like 5-10cm.

Cockpit seems about 10cm more forward..
The fuel tank needs to be about 120liters bigger.
Maybe the tank is 120cm wide and 60cm high?

That would mean (120*60*10) = 72 litres more..

But if the engine also has been brought backwards 5cm, so the tank gets 15cm extra in length it gets 108 litres more..

The car is weird..

Keith Peppiatt

Apr 13, 2008
wonder what its made out of with sponsor of tw steel ;)

cann't help thinking it needs a bit more yellow and black too ;)

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