Paris: The Renault Formula One team has launched their new car for the 2017 season.
The yellow-and-black R.S.17 is expected to boost the team`s performance in the upcoming season, which will roll off in Australia late in March.
“The year of 2017 will be a crucial one,” said Renault SportRacing Chairman Jerome Stoll, referring to the second car produced since Renault returned to F1 as a works team.
After finishing an acquisition of struggling Lotus late in 2015, Renault was believed to have inherited a car developed by Lotus. R.S.17 was regarded as the first real Renault Formula 1 car in modern era, according to the team`s chief technical officer Bob Bell.
“It`s the first time that the car has been developed by us. We expect to finish fifth at the end,” added Stoll.