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January launch for new Renault 10 Dec 2007

Nelson Piquet (BRA) Renault R27 Formula One Testing, Silverstone, England, Day Three, Thursday 21 June 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton

Renault will reveal their 2008 challenger, the R28, in January, it was announced on Monday. The new car will be in action at the Spanish circuit of Valencia for a three-day test from January 22.

It will then be officially unveiled at the French team’s corporate communications headquarters in Paris, France on January 31. The squad, including newly-confirmed race drivers Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr, are all expected to be in attendance.

Former title-holders Renault endured a difficult 2007 campaign, ending the season in third with 51 world championship points.