The Renault team is to switch to a British racing license this season, as part of its new association with car manufacturer Lotus.
Enstone, UK-based Renault F1 has raced as a French team for the past few seasons, but with Lotus now playing a central part in its future plans, it is to switch its official team nationality before the start of the season.
Renault team principal Eric Boullier said the change of license was important not only because of the Lotus tie-up but because of what it meant to the staff at the Enstone factory.
"Lotus is an English manufacturer," he said after the unveiling of the 2011 Renault color scheme at the AUTOSPORT International motorsports show. "I have not announced this before, but we will be running under a British license now.
"It means that if we win, we will play the British national anthem – and that is important for everybody inside the team. We are re-branding everything inside the company now."
The final version of the team's 2011 color scheme revealed at the Birmingham show had some minor tweaks from the original impression released last month, including the removal of the small Union Jack flags from the nose.
When asked about why the flags had been removed, Boullier said, "It was nothing major. We wanted to make the announcement with the Union Jack, but clearly we have some French sponsors as well so we had to take consideration of everyone together."