Rumor – Renault set to race new car livery?

(GMM) Renault could be set to race a dramatically altered livery at the last two grands prix of the 2009 season.

With title sponsor ING departing in the wake of the crash-gate scandal, the French squad is currently using only a slightly altered version of its original yellow, orange, white and red livery for the R29.

F1 rules dictate that liveries must remain essentially the same throughout the complete season, but a major change would be permitted with the unanimous support of all other competing teams.

It is rumored that a possible new livery for the final Brazil and Abu Dhabi rounds could be Renault's traditional yellow and black, as seen – but not raced – on a modern F1 car when the marque was celebrating 30 years on the grid in 2007.

Hinting at Renault's desire for a livery change are the color modifications to other areas of the team since ING's withdrawal. For example, the prominent orange – synonymous with the departed Dutch bank – has been removed from the base design of the drivers' suits.

It is also believed the plain team clothing used at Suzuka last weekend was a mere temporary solution ahead of a wholesale re-think for the last two races of 2009.

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