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Renault moves 2009 launch date forward

The ING Renault F1 Team brings forward the launch date of the R29 - 12 DEC 2008 The ING Renault F1 Team has decided to bring forward the official launch of its new car, the R29, to Monday the 19th of January 2009. The presentation of the car...

The ING Renault F1 Team brings forward the launch date of the R29 - 12 DEC 2008

The ING Renault F1 Team has decided to bring forward the official launch of its new car, the R29, to Monday the 19th of January 2009.

The presentation of the car will now take place at the new Algarve Motor Park in the south of Portugal from 16h00 to 18h00, with the R29 making its debut at the same track the following day in the hands of the team's race drivers, Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet.

The presentation of the car will include the traditional press conferences with Flavio Briatore and the drivers. There are also plans for a technical briefing with Bob Bell, Technical Director of chassis operations, and Rob White, Deputy Managing Director of engine operations, to explain the approach and design philosophy used in the conception of the ING Renault F1 Team's new challenger.

This presentation will be open to all journalists with media accreditation for the testing session to take place at the Algarve Motor Park from the 20th to the 22nd of January, meaning that television and radio can record in accordance with FOM rights.

-credit: renault

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