Renault on Monday will reveal its 2009 car, a slightly revised livery and a new sponsor in the form of the French oil company Total.

Renault on Monday will reveal its 2009 car, a slightly revised livery and a new sponsor in the form of the French oil company Total.

Those preparing for this week's test at the Portimao circuit on the southern coast of Portugal have spotted the R29, featuring newly red-painted rear wing endplates bearing the 'Total' logo, and less blue than in the previous livery design, in the pit garage.

Total is the parent of the existing Renault backer Elf.

Contrary to speculation, however, the Dutch bank ING will in 2009 remain the title sponsor of the Enstone based team.

The new car will be revealed officially on Monday, with Nelson Piquet scheduled to complete the debut laps.

Fernando Alonso will be present for the launch and debut on Monday, but is not scheduled to drive until Wednesday.

 

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