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Renault to launch R29 on January 19 12 Dec 2008

Giedo van der Garde (NED) tests for Renault. Formula One Testing, Day Two, Barcelona, Spain, 18 November 2008. Flavio Briatore (ITA) Renault F1 Managing Director and Nelson Piquet Jr. (BRA) Renault and Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault celebrates.
Formula One World Championship, Rd16, Japanese Grand Prix, Race Day, Fuji Speedway, Japan, Sunday, 12 October 2008

Renault have decided to bring forward the official launch of their 2009 car to Monday January 19, 2009. The presentation will take place at the new Algarve Motor Park in the south of Portugal, with the R29 making its track debut at the circuit the following day in the hands of race drivers Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet.

The presentation of the car will include the traditional press conferences with team boss 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 Renault's new challenger.

Renault won two Grands Prix in 2008 and finished fourth in the constructors’ championship with 80 points.