Renault launches their car for 2017 the RS17
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News February 21, 2017 Updated: 10:02 AM
Renault Sport F1 has launched its new car the "R.S.17" ahead of the first pre-season test next week. The event was broadcast live via the team's Facebook page.
President of Renault Sport Racing Jerome Stoll said the team's target is fifth place in 2017.
"For 2017 our performance targets are clear. We want to take a definite, tangible step forward in performance and results. Fifth position in the Constructors’ Championship is our goal.”
Renault Sport Racing Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul, also sees a positive outlook for the team in 2017.
"We are the fastest growing F1 team and we now need to prove our performance on track. Our objective is to score points at every round.”
The RS17 meets the 2017 regulations with a more aggressive front and rear wings, barge boards and Pirelli's new wider tires.
This year's livery shows more black along with the teams signature yellow.
Technical director Bob Bell led the design of the new car and is the first to be developed it from the ground up under his watch since Renault rejoined the grid as a factory team last year.
Renault is the third F1 team to reveal their 2017 car after Sauber and Williams Martini Racing unveiled images of their cars via social media.