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Renault R29 launched - Another new car for the brand new F1 season

Published by Mr. C

Renault 2009 Launch Livery

Renault revealed their 2009 challenger at the Portimao circuit in Portugal this morning, in what can best be described as an understated launch.

The team offer a revised colour scheme for this year, and it's not pretty. The deep blue found in previous seasons has been swapped for the bright red of new oil supplier Total, while more orange has been added to the bodywork.

If you can see past the vile livery, the R29 features revised bodywork complete with shark-fin engine cover and an exceptionally chunky nose. Attractive, it isn't.

Renault R29 on Track

Pictures of the new car were leaked yesterday afternoon, and as launches go, this one was a bit of disappointment. As ever, let us know your thoughts in the comments. The car is testing on track today, despite the weather so we'll add more pictures and video as we find them.