The only yellow and blue Renault F1 car I can think of is the Mild Seven sponsored livery Alonso/ Trulli/ Button shared, which was only blue because of the cigs, followed by the yellow and orange ING-sponsored car. Most Renaults have been variants of yellow with black trim.
Much better colours than some others on the grid, although by my aesthetic view, it is still an ugly machine. Pity people like Mclaren can’t come up with better colours, however the standout bit on the Renault is how devoid of sponsorship the team is, as are most of the grid now. How long can or will the big manufacturers throw money at F1 with no one else to share the burden and with dwindling tv viewers and circuit attendances? My wish is that the teams had more sense and vision than just the little world they inhabit, one which is far more lucrative at present, than the one the rest of us live in!
Never liked the orange personally. McLaren’s best colour scheme for me will always be the red chevron on white particularly from the late 80’s to early 90’s era. However, that’s not going to happen ever, so yes, going back to orange would be preferable to the current bland scheme. At least it would be a) different to everything else on the grid and b) acknowledge the teams heritage particularly given the recent 50th anniversary.
I was doing some reminiscing the other day with a student of mine who also happens to like F1, describing my excitement at seeing the cars come out for the 1968 British GP, and realised that the thing that most struck me (apart from seeing & hearing my heroes in the flesh as it were) was the brightness and clarity of the colours of the cars. You could tell from a great distance which car was which.
I don’t care if the 2016 Renault is slightly “off colour” in some peoples eyes, at least we can tell which car it is. Last year I struggled to get used to Force Indias which look like McLarens, etc etc.
Oh yes, bring back Mclaren Orange as well… but only when they start winning again.
I agree with Doug ( the other one). Car needs a brighter shade of yellow and the sign writing is too small. The sponsors names don’t show clearly enough. If I was spending $$$ with Renault , I’d like to see my name clearly in print.
looks like RBR have shared the secret of matt in exchange for rapid updates on PU but REN could’ve picked a more proper shade of YELLow. Anyway REN is going to stand out for recognition next/first to RBR. Good job Lads
It’s almost identical to an RAL colour – “Sand Yellow”, which I’ve this very week had one of my custom vintage motorcycles repainted. For an F1 car it’s a bold and beautiful choice – far, far more elegant and classical than the various high speed Quality Street wrappers on the grid. Love it.