Renault confirm January 31 launch for R31

Group Lotus plc and Genii Capital have announced a partnership which will see the Renault F1 Team renamed as شLotus Renault GPص from the start of the 2011 racing season onwards. Lotus & Renault Announce Partnership, 8 December 2010.

Jan.6 (GMM) Renault on Thursday confirmed reports that its 2011 car will be launched on the eve of the forthcoming pre-season group test at Valencia.

Most teams are planning to reveal their new cars shortly before the major session beginning on 1 February at Cheste, on the outskirts of the Spanish port city.

“The Lotus Renault GP R31 will be officially unveiled on 31 January in Valencia. More info to follow,” Renault confirmed on Thursday.

On the same day – a Monday – Sauber has booked the same Ricardo Tormo circuit to present its 2011 car the C30, including some maiden demonstration laps.