Renault's Kubica and Petrov unwrap the R30
Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov have unveiled the Renault R30, the team's new car for the 2010 season.
The R30 marks a big change for the Enstone based squad, which is mirrored in the driver lineup, car livery, and both team management and ownership.
The livery is a striking "bumble bee" yellow and black affair which hankers back to the Renaults of the 70's and 80's.
While the livery is striking, the car itself looks rather lack-lustre to me. Incredibly similar to the R29, if they'd painted it ING colours I'm sure 9 out of 10 fans wouldn't have noticed. The front wing has none of the detail of either the MP4-25 or C29, and while it has a shark-fin much like the two aforementioned cars it is nearly identical to the one on the R29.
As well as the car the team also announced that Vitaly Petrov will partner Robert Kubica for 2010. The 25-year-old will become the first Russian to race in Formula 1. Ho-Pin Tung also joins as third driver.
Do you love or hate the distinctive livery? And the car underneath?