Renault has released images of its 2020 Formula One car in a temporary all-black livery.

The car was not present at the team’s launch event in Paris as it is currently being built ahead of preseason testing in Barcelona, which commences on Feb. 19. The team used the event to provide some teasers of the car, featuring the livery it will run during preseason testing.

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul used the event to declare his team’s ambition of moving back ahead of McLaren for fourth in the championship this year after a disappointing 2019 campaign.

« Taking back fourth position in the constructors’ championship remains the objective over a season that will be more hotly-contested than ever, » he said. »2020 is also a pivotal year that marks the end of one cycle and the preparatory phase of another.

« This year must see us setting the best possible course for the major regulation changes of 2021. The organisational changes made in the second half of 2019 are with this firmly in mind. »

Daniel Ricciardo has remained at the team for a second season, although he is now in a contract year, while Frenchman Esteban Ocon has joined in place of Nico Hulkenberg.

Ricciardo is a previous race winner from his stint at Red Bull between 2014 and 2018, while Ocon is one of the most highly rated young drivers in the sport. With Mercedes’ help he debuted in F1 with Manor in 2016, before two years at Force India/Racing Point. He failed to secure a race seat last season but was released from his Mercedes affiliation in order to join Renault for the coming season.


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