Renault technical Director Bob bell believes that at the present time, the French mechanics are about on par with Ferrari, while the gap from Mercedes is still big and cut it will not until the end of 2017.
“Of course, we lag behind the Mercedes and are on about the same level as a Ferrari – perhaps they too are losing, but a little, – quotes AUTOSPORT Bella. – While Renault has managed to reduce the gap from Mercedes. In a number of races last season Red Bull Racing managed to impose the fight. Of course, it also tells about how good their chassis, but the engine really has become much better.
Over the winter we will take another step forward. Will he be able to reduce all this lag or not I can’t say yet. Over time this will work – if not in this offseason, by the end of the year. In 2018, we should be on par with them.”
Bell also noted the progress minders Renault after a disastrous 2015.
“It is impressive what they managed to achieve. It was important at least to achieve an acceptable reliability, and they did, he continued. – Last year, the Renault engine was probably the most reliable in the peloton. It is a great merit of the employees, but they did not stop there and focused on power.
It is very important that when you upgrade the engine they have fulfilled their promises, and it’s not always easy to do.”
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