Technical Director of Renault to work with motors Remy Taffin said that the company plans to catch up with the competitors from Mercedes in 2018.
French motorists have made significant progress last season. This allowed Red Bull Racing to two victories in Barcelona and Sepang.
“I don’t think over the winter we will be able to reduce the backlog, but by the end of next season we must try to do so in 2018 give them a fight,’ said Taffin in an interview with AUTOSPORT. – We more or less understand what needs to be done. So in 2018, we should reach this level.”
Stability in the regulations for engines in the short term, should help the producers to enter approximately on the same level, but, according to Tiffen, with reduced handicap, which can be turned over at the expense of refinement.
“It’s only a matter of time [the convergence characteristics of engines of different manufacturers]. Every winter and every season I do not get to play for half a second, and most likely in 2017 we will see the last significant progress, he continued. – At some point all will be about the same level – that is the nature of this regulation.
So in 2017 it is important for us to take the next step and make sure that it is correct. We are 99%, but it is important to achieve the maximum.
We see that we can expect progress in the next season. It is important not to jump to the new sheet and make a plan of action.”
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