Executive Director of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul sure that in 2017, none of the hybrid V6 engines will not be able to develop the capacity of 1,000 horsepower.
Not so long ago, Italian media reported, is the engine of the Ferrari will develop 1000 HP. Head of Mercedes in the work with engines Andy Cowell at the beginning of last year and said that the motor of the German manufacturer already produces a power of 900 HP
However Abitbul not sure that in 2017 someone will be able to reach the coveted mark.
“I think that the maximum power that will engines will be somewhere between 900 and 950 HP, – said Cyril in an interview with Auto Motor Und Sport. – The teams that want to 1000 HP, probably too optimistic.
I don’t even think Mercedes will be able to achieve such a result. However, this goal is quite achievable in conditions of the new regulations.
As for Renault, we are unlikely to compete with the Mercedes power unit in the beginning of the season. But we would like to be as close as possible, to give a chance to Red Bull Racing to fight them.
Our goal is to surpass the engine of Mercedes in 2018. we Have some radical concepts, but we’ll save them for the future seasons. We need more time”.
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