Renault and tobacco
2 February 2005 –
Japan Tobacco-backed Renault intend to maintain their 'Mild Seven' livery to the end of season '06. It's not yet clear how a European Union advertising ban, set for mid-2005 and to make it illegal (for a UK-based team) to beam logos back to Britain, will in fact affect F1.
Renault chairman Patrick Faure said in Monaco: "We think we can keep tobacco for 2005 and 2006."
"(We) will do everything with respect for the law," the Frenchman - confirming that Renault would 'seek clarification' prior to July 31 - added.