Renault bring further engine upgrades as team reveals yellow race livery

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As promised at the car's launch 5 weeks ago, Renault have today unveiled their race livery for the 2016 season at an event in Australia. The changes mean the car is now properly Renault yellow with a matte finish, featuring black front and rear wings.

"Today is about what's in the season to come, and the important thing is the colour, that it says a lot about your identity and who you stand for," said Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul at the livery launch in Melbourne's docklands area on Wednesday.

"Tonight is about our identity and what Renault stands for.

"I look around and it looks like people are trying to disappear from the Tarmac, so we've gone for something different.

"I think it works well. We've gone for yellow, which has been the colour of Renault since 1946, so we've been true to our history."

At the same event, Abiteboul also revealed to Autosport that the team has found half a second a lap with engine upgrades installed during the two weeks of winter testing, while another set of additional upgrades - mostly targeted at reliability - have been fitted on the engines that will be raced at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix.