Renault has thrown the wraps off the R.S.19, the car it will compete the 2019 Formula 1 world championship with. The car keeps the black and yellow livery that it has used since 2017.
"We feel ready, we feel it is the right time to show you all what has been going on in the background of the last three years and are extremely proud of," said team boss Cyril Abiteboul. "When you walk around Enstone you feel the passion and dedication to racing.
"The first phase of the plan was regeneration as you have seen. You will see pretty much every single area of the factory has been improved if not completely transformed, from wind tunnel instrumentation, manufacturing, milling machines, clean room, race bays, every single area improved in order to compete on the same level as the best.
"In Viry, it has been a bit more tactical, some recruitment here or there, some equipment we will be commissioning in a few weeks, a brand new state-of-the-art dyno fully compatible with the 2021 regulations, plus a new building venture that should come out of the ground in 2020.
"Hopefully by 2020, we should get there with brand new engine workshop. We've invested a lot in Enstone and we ill be investing in Viry."
Renault has retained Nico Hulkenberg for a third consecutive year. The German joined the Enstone squad in 2017, and has recorded a best result of fifth place which came at his home race last year.
Hulkenberg will have a new teammate for the upcoming season, as seven-time race winner Daniel Ricciardo joins the team. Ricciardo made the shock decision to join the French manufacturer for the 2019 season last August, in what was a difficult final year with Red Bull.
The team is hoping that 2019 will see it start to close the gap to the 'top three', as it continues its plans in becoming a leading manufacturer in Formula 1 once more.
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