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Renault Launch Their 2009 Car – The R29

Renault today lifted the covers off their 2009 car, the R29 and what a shock it was!

Nope, not the heavily modified look of the machine to match the 2009 regulations, stipulating the wide front wing, tight coke bottle rear and the tiny rar wing but it was the garish colour scheme.  The blue has gone, and there is much more yellow and for the first time red, to match the arrival of Total Fuels, a first time sponsor to the team.

Despite the world financial crisis, alongside Total Fuels, ING remain as the big sponsor.  Mutua Madrilena are also present and on board.

The car ha s along wide, driver adjustable front wing which is very similar to Ferrari’s, but it has a much fatter and blockier nose.  The rear end around the back of the sidepods is heavily curved (see pictures).  The car also retains the fin wing on the back of the engine box.

Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr. will be looking to the top of the podiums in the latest car to be released.

The car with Fernando Alonso, Nelson Piquet Jr and Flavio Briatore

The car with Fernando Alonso, Nelson Piquet Jr and Flavio Briatore

The new car with Fernando Alonso, Romain Grosjean, FLavio Briatore and Nelson Piquet Jr.

The new car with Fernando Alonso, Romain Grosjean, Flavio Briatore and Nelson Piquet Jr.

Front Detail

Front Detail

Centre Detail

Centre Detail

Rear Detail

Rear Detail

Wide nose with the blocky nosecone

Wide nose with the "blocky" nosecone

Rear coke bottle detail

Rear coke bottle detail

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