Renault Sport Formula One Team will become Renault F1 Team after confirming a name change ahead of the 2019 season.

In a team statement announcing the tweak, the French manufacturer has explained the alteration has been triggered to create a “simpler and more natural designation” to strengthen the links between Renault and F1.

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The name will be used from today in preparation for the 2019 Formula 1 world championship.

“This new name and new logo will be assets to achieve the strategic objectives of developing Renault’s reputation and brand image through our commitment to Formula 1, while continuing to support the company’s product ranges, especially in the sports segment,” a team statement added.

“This new logo is more compact and more readable. Renault’s Losange – the diamond emblem - is now directly associated to the team name without any separation.”

Renault become the latest F1 team to announce a name tweak following Force India becoming Racing Point F1 Team and Ferrari becoming Scuderia Ferrari Misson Winnow from the 2019 season.

Red Bull has also confirmed it will drop TAG Heuer as its engine-naming partner with the arrival of Honda for 2019, while Haas will become Rich Energy Haas F1 Team after securing title sponsorship from the energy drinks brand.

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