With its own team in Formula 1, Renault – from this championship renamed Alpine – he did not win since Suzuka 2008 with Fernando Alonso and therefore it is understandable the satisfaction of the transalpine team for having triumphed at the Hungaroring ten days ago with Esteban Ocon. However, the Alpine men are aware that success came thanks to particularly favorable circumstances and that repeating it during the current season is highly unlikely. The French team with the many points collected in Hungary gained two positions among the constructors, reaching the fifth at +9 on the Alpha Tauri and +29 on the Aston Martin, but it has no illusions: “We will probably have to swallow bitter morsels“, Explained Marcin Budkowski, CEO of the team, regarding possible penalties on the engine side:”For now it is only a question of making ends meet and from this point of view we are in a more delicate position than our rivals.“.
The Polish engineer, who joined Renault in 2017, wanted to explain the current weakness of the power unit sector of the Losanga company: “The original design of our engine dates back to 2019. Rivals have since introduced new engines, unlike ours. We have shifted our focus completely to 2022, when we will bring to the track a new power unit with a different architecture and improvements in each area.We know we have to accept difficulties this year, to be at a better level next year.“, Concluded Marcin Budkowski.
The farewell of the engineer has been news in recent days Remi Taffin, who left the French company “as mutually agreed”After a marriage that began in 1999. Market rumors were inevitable, which brought the transalpine engineer closer to Red Bull, always ready to reinforce its future engine department. But at the moment these rumors are not confirmed.
FP | Stefano Ollanu
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