The defending FIA Formula E Championship Teams’ title winners Renault e.dams, unveiled its new livery for the Renault Z.E.17 at the L’Atelier Renault Cafe on the Champs Elysees in Paris, to kick-start their season four championship campaign.
The new livery keeps the same vivid blue and electric yellow from last season, the Renault Z.E.17 will make its track debut at Formula E’s official pre-season test in Valencia next week, before making its way to Hong Kong for the 2017/18 FIA Formula E Championship opener on December 2 & 3.
With its third consecutive team title, Renault e.dams is the only squad to have won the title since the creation of the discipline. Last year, Renault e.dams scored the double, taking the Team’s title and Driver’s title with Sébastien Buemi, and will try in Season 4 to do it again and to remain undefeated in a more and more competitive championship.
During this celebration, the Renault Z.E.17 was unveiled by the drivers, Sébastien Buemi and Nicolas Prost, and presented by Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot. The new livery is this year, like last year, characterised by a very predominant lively blue presence, which is Renault’s symbolic electric vehicle color. The white adds a touch of elegance while also respecting the brand’s codes. A horizontal white line is a reminder of the Formula 1 livery and confirms the coherence of the Renault image in FA and FE.
Sebastien Buemi, said: “I am delighted about the destinations for this year but even more so to be able to finally welcome an E-Prix in my home country, Switzerland. It is a dream come true. Zurich is the biggest city in the country and it will be incredible to race there. I am very impatient to discover the circuit and race for my country.”
Nico Prost, said: “It is always a pleasure to discover new cities. I am happy to return to certain tracks like Hong Kong, Paris, New York and Montreal. I look forward to discovering the new destinations in South America. We have always been warmly welcomed!’’
Alain Prost, co-founder and team principal of Renault e.dams, said: “I am delighted to finally lift the veil on the colors we will use to defend our title in this new season. Our goal remains the same as it has been for the past three years: win the Team’s and Driver’s championships. We have seen that the competition will be tougher with some major car manufacturers joining us in the championship but we have a very good team and a very solid technical partner with Renault. We also have two excellent drivers, who have worked very well together since the beginning of our adventure, they are very complementary. We have a genuine cohesion at all levels, which is our strength. This year, our motivation is stronger even though we know that the challenge will be harder to meet.”
Jean-Paul Driot, co-founder and team principal of Renault e.dams, said: “The new livery for season 4 gives a new impetus to our Renault e.dams to run more and more at the sharp end of the grid. However, it is necessary as always in motor racing to remain humble. The competition with the biggest manufacturers is going to be tough, but adversity is the driving force behind our great motivation.”