Renault

The first images of the new Renault Formula 1 car were revealed on Wednesday, but the team are yet to show their car in full.

The French manufacturer held a launch event to unveil their new R.S20 but fans will need to wait until the start of testing before they can see the car in full, with Renault Team Principal, Cyril Abiteboul confirming that the car is not built yet.

The images show the car in a full black livery and Renault has confirmed that this is a testing livery only, meaning that the team is likely to revert back to using its trademark yellow colours this year.

Daniel Ricciardo remains with the Enstone-based squad for 2020 and is joined by Esteban Ocon who replaces Nico Hulkenberg.

Ocon last raced in Formula 1 in 2018 at Racing Point, where he partnered Sergio Perez, and was forced to sit on the sidelines last year after failing to secure a seat.

There is a lot of pressure mounting on Renault to increase their performance an close the gap to the top three teams, with the Renault board still considering whether to remain in the series beyond 2020.

In a bid to increase performance the team have had a shuffle of their design and technical team, with Pat Fry joining as Technical Director, having moved over from McLaren.

And, in a bid to meet expectations, Abiteboul has already confirmed that Renault’s target for the season is to finish fourth in the constructors’ championship.

“Taking back fourth position in the Constructors’ Championship remains the objective over a season that will be more hotly-contested than ever.” commented Abiteboul.

“For the coming season, we must respect the three priorities identified during the off-season: reliability from the get-go; ensure a high level of development very early in the season and have a good conversion rate on track.

“However, we also need to regain confidence and reinforce team spirit to get the best from everyone, and to maximise our chances each race weekend during this unprecedented long and challenging season.

“2020 is also a pivotal year that marks the end of one cycle and the preparatory phase of another.

“This year must see us setting the best possible course for the major regulation changes of 2021.

“The organisational changes made in the second half of 2019 are with this firmly in mind.”

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