Although Renault's launch of their new R27 is only scheduled in weeks, the team already has a finished version on track that went through a shakedown to test all systems. Nelsinho Piquet, test driver of Renault F1 was behind the wheel of the car. The car was already painted in the yellow and new dark blue colours which will be used for winter testing before the launch.
Following the attraction of their new sponsor ING, Renault had to go for another colour scheme. The Mild Seven blue was abandoned as the sponsor left the team.
The new pictures of the car were posted on the F1technical forum and can be found here: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3815