Renault has announced two new sponsorship deals in the last two days.
The R30 will carry HP logos on its engine cover having announced a two-year deal with the computer manufacturer. HP logos last appeared in F1 when it sponsored Williams until the end of the 2005 season.
The team has revealed two renderings showing their new HP logos plus the logos of brake company Mov’it who it announced a deal with yesterday.
This follows the Lada sponsorship deal announced by the team last week. Renault has had to rebuild its sponsorship portfolio after losing former title sponsor ING and Mutua Madrilena around the time of the Singapore crash scandal.
The sight of new sponsor logos on an F1 car is an encouraging sign that at least one team is able to find new backers. Other teams’ cars are still conspicuously bare, particularly the Saubers.