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#31 alpiner

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 17:09

Ja vidim svetlost, ali i dalje nekako ne vidim sunce. :D  Ima tu sigurno još dosta da se radi


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Renault believes the upgrades planned for its Formula 1 engine this season will be worth more laptime than it is currently giving away to Mercedes and Ferrari.

The French manufacturer has been the third-best engine supplier since F1 switched to V6 turbo-hybrids for 2014.

Renault allowed its works team and two customers – Red Bull and McLaren – to access more engine performance in China, after validating reliability in the first two races.

Abiteboul reckoned that translated into “a bit more than a tenth” in qualifying but said its development plan should be worth “more than half a second” in race trim.

“We are talking about a substantial amount of in-season development,” he said.

“It is more than the gap we have now, in my opinion, from the top teams, certainly in the race at least.

“But obviously top teams, top engine suppliers, they are not going to stop there."

Abiteboul would not reveal when Renault plans to introduce its performance steps, only that “we have more stuff coming in terms of engine power from race five [the Spanish GP] onwards” and bigger gains will not come until it upgrades hardware later in the year.

Renault fit two new MGU-H components to the cars of works driver Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr ahead of the Chinese GP weekend but this was not in the pursuit of performance.


Part of its upgrade schedule this year will be to introduce the MGU-K it failed to get working properly last year, which will boost the performance of its energy recovery systems.


“There are a couple of improvements in the way we are operating the engine and that’s more in qualifying,” said Abiteboul.

“There will be a bit more coming, but obviously the next proper improvement will be with hardware upgrade.

“That’s not going to be before we introduce power unit number two, which I hope will be as late as possible.”

Abiteboul said the execution of its development plan would not be successful if it does not get to the bottom of the turbocharger problem that caused a spectacular engine failure for Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo in Chinese Grand Prix practice.

He said Renault already had “an idea” of the cause during the weekend but remained tight-lipped, only mentioning that McLaren suffered “a similar failure” in testing.

Ricciardo’s turbo problem followed an energy store failure on his car on the second lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix the week before.

While upping its engine’s performance in races will be key to launching Red Bull into the title fight with Ferrari and Mercedes, Renault knows it must address its significant qualifying disadvantage.

“We are exploring every possible avenue to mitigate that deficit,” Abiteboul added. “The first thing is to find what can make the difference there.

“I think the gap in qualifying [in China] was a bit less than it’s been before. Again, it’s still not enough and there is more to come.”


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#32 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:53

Renault to introduce power unit upgrade 'as late as possible'
Friday, 20 April 2018
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Renault will look to introduce an upgrade to its power unit "as late as possible" due to the restrictions on new components in 2018.

Having been allowed to use four of any component during last season, this year those limits have been reduced to three of the internal combustion engine (ICE), MGU-H and turbocharger. On top of that, only two of the MGU-K, energy store and control electronics are allowed for the full season, limiting the amount of performance upgrades that can be introduced without penalty.

Renault allowed its customer teams to use more power over one lap at the Chinese Grand Prix, and managing director Cyril Abiteboul says an improvement in race performance from the hardware will have to wait for an upgrade.

"Yes, absolutely [there was a step], but it's more in qualifying than in the race," Abiteboul told RACER of the performance boost in China. "So that's something that maybe helped everyone on Saturday but that's not in the race. The improvement in race trim will come a bit later in the season, in particular with power unit number two."

Asked if the second power unit was likely to be introduced in Canada, Abiteboul replied: "As late as possible.

"Equally, I want some performance as soon as possible but obviously with the sporting regulations you want to introduce your power unit number two as late as possible. But before that we will be able to talk a little bit more about fuel and these types of things, because you can change fuel so that may be coming a bit earlier than that."


With Red Bull team principal Christian Horner claiming a spare power unit was not ready for his team after Daniel Ricciardo's turbo failure in FP3 in China – something he attributed to a shortage of spare parts at this stage of the season – Abiteboul clarified: "No, there is absolutely no shortage.

"No, no, no. We are just making sure to have the best parts available when we fit an engine into a chassis. Let's be clear, we were not expecting to have any particular problems at this point of the season, that's why sometimes it requires a bit of juggling around between the different customer teams; but we have done that precisely to make sure he has the best hardware currently available."

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 17:50

’Very clear’ Renault car better than McLaren - Abiteboul
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul believes his team deserves to be ahead of McLaren in the constructors' championship based on the performance of its car.

McLaren cited Red Bull as its benchmark having switched to Renault power units this year, despite the works team showing impressive progress throughout 2017. Renault has proven one of the more consistent midfield performers, reaching Q3 with both cars at every race so far but sits three points behind McLaren – which has yet to reach Q3 – despite Nico Hulkenberg finishing sixth twice and seventh once in the opening three rounds.

"I think it's very clear that we have a better car than they have at the start of this season," Abiteboul told RACER of Renault's performance compared to McLaren. "But you know we are not taking things for granted.

"We know that they will develop massively – I know that there is lots of parts coming for later in the season so we just need to work flat out to keep that advantage and hopefully to recover those positions in the championship. They are currently fourth, we are currently fifth – but I think that we deserve to at least have a go at the fourth position."

In the team's preview for this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Abiteboul added that Baku will see further upgrades as Renault looks to strengthen its position in a midfield that has seen plenty of fluctuating form so far this year.

"Baku will mark the start of the next phase of our season push. We will debut some new chassis upgrades, specifically on the wings and bargeboards, which will be followed on the engine side in Barcelona. We are confident that the combination of these developments can allow us to maintain our performance. We need to remain focused on making every single element work."


Pa, ono, u modu za kvalifikacije da ali ne i u trkama. Jer ne moze Reno kao Has ili Red Bul da se vadi na "zlu srecu" (citaj: nepouzdanost, takticke greske i problemi u boksu), nije bilo nikakvih kvarova ili slicnih situacija, profitirali su od pehova drugih taman koliko i Meklaren tako da to nije faktor. A ipak su iza Meklarena.


Mislim, to obicno tako biva da kad imas bolji bolid i kad te ne tera maler da budes iza onih koji su gori od tebe. :mellow:

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#34 /13/Ален Шмит/

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 23:21

Novo zadnje krilo s "grilom" po sredini



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#35 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 15:17

Abiteboul wants Renault 0.5s off front by end of year


By: RACER Staff | 2 hours ago

Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul has challenged his team to get within half a second of the front-runners by the end of this season.

Having only completed its takeover of Lotus in the winter ahead of the 2016 season, Renault spent much of that year rebuilding. Last season saw a clear step forward as the team showed an impressive development rate, and this year it is emerging as the most consistent team behind the top three of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.

“The target is to reduce the gap,” Abiteboul told AutosportME.com. “If we’ve been looking at what happened last season, I think we still struggled to come up with a car which was immediately competitive in accordance with our view and our terms. But then…we have the capacity to outperform all teams, including the top teams for a number of reasons. That’s clearly what happened last year.

“Last year we started started the season an average of two seconds off the pace from the top teams, and we finished the season one second from the top teams. It means that they moved, but we moved faster than them and we moved by one second faster than they develop.

“So I think that obviously we’re starting the season more or less between one and one a half seconds from the top teams, I hope that we can do the same as last year, and my target is to finish the season around half a second from the top teams. That will be halving – two seconds, one second, half a second, that’s the target that we set to ourselves for the end of the season.”


In Renault’s Spanish Grand Prix preview, Abiteboul also confirmed the team will have a fuel upgrade this weekend in an attempt to extract more performance from its power unit.

“Azerbaijan delivered our best result to date since returning to the sport in 2016. We appreciate it took special circumstances, but it does not take anything away from the fact we are now in a position to capitalize on any opportunities. Our progress is clearly illustrated in the data in a number of ways; for example our gap to pole has halved from last year.

“The start of the European season now needs to see a consolidation of that performance. We will be helped in Spain by a step on the engine side with new fuel and some aero tweaks to reflect the characteristics of the track. We hope this to be a move forward, but we also recognize that many other teams will bring upgrade packages too and Barcelona is well known to everyone.”

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#36 /13/Ален Шмит/

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 23:37

Nova zakrilca na stranicama prednjeg spojlera







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#37 alpiner

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:08

I dalje me peku na sporoj vatri.. 


Reliability concern delaying key Renault engine update

Renault is still trying to validate the reliability of its new MGU-K and there is no set date to introduce the key energy recovery system component.

The French manufacturer's engine uses an MGU-K produced in association with Italian company Magneti Marelli, with a bespoke Renault Sport design supposed to be introduced at the start of last season.

It was postponed because of reliability problems and Renault is still yet to hit the required distance on the dyno, between 8000km and 10,000km, to be satisfied the new component can last the season.

"It's clear we have to work on the weight and this is one solution," Renault Sport engine technical director Remi Taffin told Motorsport.com.

"That's why we did not rush into running that solution. There is no clear target of when. I would more say when it's ready we will get into it.

"It's reliability, it's being able to get that MGU-K running for what we need to run through."

Renault's new MGU-K ran on track during testing last year, so the component works, but it is missing what Taffin calls "the last bit of proving the item".

The MGU-K harvests energy under braking and deploys the electrical power, which means a very demanding duty cycle, and is fundamental to the performance of the whole ERS package.

While the exact weight of Renault's new part is unknown, Taffin said the emphasis on running the new MGU-K, which according to the regulations must be no less than 7kg, is the weight.

Renault is presently using an MGU-K believed to be several kilograms heavier than the new version.

It is planning its first major engine upgrade for the Canadian Grand Prix, which is race seven of 21 this season, but the MGU-K is likely to be introduced separately to that.

Last season, the GP weekend mileage completed from Canada onwards was around 10,000km, which would already take the MGU-K to the upper limit it has struggled to make in testing, and this year's calendar features an extra race during that run.

"It does [impact] on whether we would introduce it," Taffin said of the reliability.

"If we introduce it at race seven it's not going to do 13 races, so we would have to get number three and a penalty."

Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul has already declared that the anticipated gains for its 2018 engine will outstrip Renault's current deficit to Ferrari and Mercedes.

The current engine still has "margin" to its maximum performance levels and Taffin said Renault still believes it can find "half a second" with its engine this year.

"It's always a problem to delay having performance on track but what we wish is to have reliable performance on track," he said.

"The target is to be at least at the level of the best by the time we get into next year.

"It's a matter of trying to introduce the performance through that year, and trying also, if possible, to get some 2019 stuff in '18."


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#38 alpiner

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 06:44

Treš štampa prati razvod..

Red Bull SLAMMED by Renault boss ahead of Monaco Grand Prix: Red Bull 'will never learn loyalty

It doesn’t seem negotiations between Renault and Red Bull are going at all well with Cyril Abiteboul saying Red Bull will “never be able to appreciate the need for loyalty and commitment.”

Red Bull are currently considering their engine options for next year’s championship, deciding between continuing with Renault or switching to Honda power.

While Renault have powered Red Bull to fourth Drivers’ Championships and four Constructors’ titles, that run of success ended with the introduction of the V6 engines in 2014.

Since then Red Bull have managed just nine grands prix wins and have largely blamed Renault for their troubles.

“Red Bull criticising its engine supplier is nothing new,” Renault chief Abiteboul told the Daily Express.

“We have been with them for 12 years, won eight championships together, and yet Renault is still criticised. We are used to it.

“They will never learn and they will never be able to appreciate the need for loyalty and commitment to a supplier.”

But while Renault may lose Red Bull as an engine customer, they will continue to supply McLaren in 2019.

And Abiteboul reckons that is a pretty good reference for Renault’s work team to compare themselves against.

“If Red Bull is the aerodynamic reference, then McLaren is for the mechanical part of the car,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for us so we’ll see where it takes us, for now until 2020.

“We’ll see what happens then.”



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Posted 15 June 2018 - 18:51

Renault's Cyril Abiteboul's revealed that their 'C-spec' upgrade which will see out the season is already being tested and is nearing completion.

"The C-spec engine is already on the dynos at Viry [Renault's engine facility] and we’ll soon be at a stage for its deployment with races coming thick and fast over the weeks ahead, especially with Formula 1’s first triple-header on the horizon."

It's likely Renault will aim to introduce its C-spec unit at the power hungry Belgian GP which comes after the summer break, providing extra development and testing time, though it could be pushed back to Monza depending on how things stand in terms of reliability.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:59

Adrian Newey has declined to confirm or deny rumours he is looking to leave Red Bull. Rumours suggest the famous F1 designer is contemplating an offer from Renault to join the French marque at the end of his current contract later this year.

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#41 alberto.ascari

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:34


Adrian Newey has declined to confirm or deny rumours he is looking to leave Red Bull. Rumours suggest the famous F1 designer is contemplating an offer from Renault to join the French marque at the end of his current contract later this year.




Znači, RBR Honda a Newey uzima titulu sa fabričkim Rendžom dogodine. Treba požuriti letos da se uzme šampionat, ovo izgleda kao opasna kombinacija. :)

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#42 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:38

Bogami ovo bi bio tektonski poremecaj globalnih razmera ako se desi!

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#43 alberto.ascari

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:40

Bogami ovo bi bio tektonski poremecaj globalnih razmera ako se desi!



Ja se uopšte ne zezam sa ovim gore. Rendža u njegovoj šasiji je apsolutno sposoban ravnopravno da se bori sa mečkom i nama.

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#44 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 14:44

Ni ja se ne zezam.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 15:13


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