New Renault R.S.16 unveiled in testing livery in Barcelona

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The newly-reformed Renault Sport Formula 1 Team has today unveiled its 2016 car, the R.S.16, ahead of the start of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Renault announced in December that it would be returning to F1 as a constructor in 2016 after six years away, taking over the Lotus operation at Enstone.

The French manufacturer confirmed its line-up of Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen at an event in France last month while also showing off its livery for pre-season testing on the 2015 car.

It has now presented the new RS.16 car for the first time, taking the covers off in the pit lane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya ahead of the start of testing on Monday.

The team is expected to add more yellow to the livery in time for the opening race of the year, the Australian Grand Prix on March 20.

Palmer will drive the R.S.16 in Barcelona on Monday and Tuesday before handing over to Magnussen for the second half of the test.