Date: 28th January 2016 at 8:36am
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The majority of Formula One teams will be waiting for the pre-season winter test at Barcelona to unveil their cars.

But French car maker Renault, who have returned to F1 as a fully fledged manufacturer after a takeover of the Lotus team, will unveil their new car on February 3rd.

Well, they might unveil their new car, or they might just unveil their new-look livery. We will just have to wait and see.

Another surprise could come with the driver line-up, with speculation suggesting that Pastor Maldonado’s seat is under threat from Kevin Magnussen.

Maldonado’s bought and paid for seat in Formula One is at risk following a late payment by sponsors PDVSA.

The return of Renault as a manufacturer is a welcome one to Formula One.

Whilst Renault cannot boast the history and prestige within Formula One that Ferrari can, Renault’s history in Formula One cannot be contested.

The French side have a long and illustrious history with Formula One, making their debut in 1977, winning their first race at the 1979 France Grand Prix with Jean-Pierre Jabouille.

As an engine supplier they have won nine Formula One Drivers titles, 1992 Nigel Mansell (Williams), 1993 Alain Prost (Williams), 1995 Michael Schumacher (Benetton) , 1996 Damon Hill (Williams), 1997 Jacques Villeneuve (Williams) and 2010-2013 Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing).

They have also taken ten Formula One World Constructors’ Championships (1992?1997 and 2010?2013) for Benetton, Williams and Red Bull Racing.

As a manufacturer they have also won the Formula One World Drivers Championship with Fernando Alonso in 2005 and 2006 and also won back-to-back Formula One World Constructors titles.

Renault power has won over 160 Grand Prix, ranking third in Formula One history.