10 Jan 2009

Renault F1 car fails crash test

12:28 pm on 10 January 2009

Former champions' Renault's 2009 Formula One motor racing car has failed a mandatory crash test but the launch will proceed as planned later this month.

A team spokeswoman says they have identified the problem and solved it.

The R29 car is due to be launched before a regular test session at the new Portimao circuit in southern Portugal in ten days time.