Renault say recovery is 90% complete

By on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Power unit supplier Renault believes that their recovery with their engine is 90% complete.

Renault endured a miserable start to 2014 when issues blighted their pre-season programme, but with Red Bull finishing last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix in third and fourth, the French supplier reckon that progress is being made.

"A podium for Daniel [Ricciardo] and a strong, fighting fourth for Sebastian is as much as we could have hoped for," said head of track operations Remi Taffin.

"The Mercedes obviously have a very good overall package and are out in front, but there is very little between the next four teams and we saw some great battles for position.

"This in itself shows that the engine race is a lot closer than at previous races and there is everything to play for. On another note it is rewarding to see Lotus back in the fight on genuine pace. Unfortunately for Toro Rosso and Caterham though the speed just wasn’t there and it was difficult to make any headway."

Renault will test a few upgrades this week in anticipation of making more gains in Monaco.

"Overall we’ve made good progress this weekend with energy and fuel management and the driveability of the Power Unit has been improved," he added.

"I’d say we are about 90% of the way on our recovery now, with final refinements to come. We’ll test these and are confident we’ll introduce another step forward for Monaco."


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