Renault bring "quite substantial" aerodynamic upgrade to France

04-06-2019 09:45
by Bobby Vincent
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Renault bring quite substantial aerodynamic upgrade to France

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has confirmed his team will bring a "substantial" upgrade to its Formula 1 car to its home race in France.

The French-works team have suffered with reliability concerns for the first six rounds of the 2019 season. They have struggled to get upgrades moving from the design office and onto the car in quick enough time.

However, Abiteboul has confirmed that the upgraded parts, that could've been with them a few weeks ago, will now be available for usage at the French Grand Prix in July.

"I think it's fair to say we are behind," Abiteboul said, as cited by Autosport"We've been behind all winter, mainly in terms of timing.

"We've been playing catch-up for a lot of reasons and we've not been good at sticking to milestones, at being efficient at getting from aerodynamics into design office into production."

The target for Renault now is to have all those parts ready for its home race at Paul Ricard and really emphasise its authority in this season's battle for midfield supremacy.

"We are committed by Paul Ricard to have all the problems and all the delays that have been hurting us at the start of the season sorted out," Renault's managing director added.

"So what that means is the engine will be back at full power and even a bit more, and that should be available at Paul Ricard. We will also have a number of upgrades, quite substantial on the aerodynamic side."

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