Watch Renault Sport’s RS17 launch live on FormulaSpy

Renault will launch their all new car later today (Tuesday), and will be streaming the event live. The all new RS17 will be the first car designed completely by the factory outfit, following their takeover of the Lotus team at the tail end of 2015.

Driver-wise, Jolyon Palmer remains for a second season, but it’s former Force India man Nico Hulkenberg in the second seat following the departure of Kevin Magnussen for Haas.

The launch will be the first live one of the season.

While fans have already had the chance to see the new Williams & Sauber, they were online-only studio reveals.

Taking place in London, the new car will be revealed to the world at 15:10 GMT and will be streamed on the team’s social media channels.

Watch the launch live below by clicking play.

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  • View the all new Williams FW40

New sponsor

Renault’s marketing team have been busy too, signing up Spanish insurance group Mapfre as a new sponsor. The brand’s logo will appear on the new car. Speaking about the signing, Renault’s Cyril Abiteboul said: “I’m very pleased that MAPFRE is making its Formula One debut with us. MAPFRE is targeting expansion on a global level and our F1 team is an excellent platform to reach this objective.

MAPFRE is a great brand with a solid understanding of sponsorship ; it is well equipped to add value to their partnership with us. We hope to reward them in 2017 with a strong step forward in performance. Finally, historical affinities between Renault, F1 and Spain are once more alive thanks to this partnership.”

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