Cyril Abiteboul says "2021 is a priority" for Renault

11-12-2019 09:00
by Louis Shaw
F1 News
Cyril Abiteboul says 2021 is a priority for Renault

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has said that the focus for his team will be 2021. The team have struggled to perform at the level they want to but will continue to re-build and hope that they are competitive when the new rules come into place in 2021. 

“If you want to win in Formula 1 you must have the best drivers, the best chassis and the best engine,” Abiteboul told Globo. “We are at the top with our drivers, even if Daniel [Ricciardo] took time to adjust to the team and car.

“But drivers were not our problem. The engine is no longer our problem, so by elimination, there is the chassis.”

The focus in not on getting results in 2020 but preparing and building to be competitive in 2021. 

“Next year will be particularly critical for us. We are aware of the new technical regulations so let’s start the development now. We will need to be balanced between the present and the work for 2021, which is a priority for us.”

Renault finished the 2019 season 5th, one place lower than they finished 2018. They will hope to reset and get back to the top of F1, where they have been in the past. 

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