Minders Renault expect to return to using version MGU-K 2017 since the Grand Prix of Russia.
Due to reliability problems at the winter tests in the French company decided to return to last year’s modifications of generator to avoid breakdowns on the machines of the factory team and clients Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso.
This decision led to certain negative consequences, because the old version is heavier than 5 kg and requires additional air tank for cooling 1 kg.
So and so has been made weight limit of cars in 2017, Renault hope as soon as possible to return to the new specifications.
“We plan to go back to the modification 2017, – quotes the head of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitboul AUTOSPORT. As you know, power the MGU-K is regulated – 120 kW, so we can’t change that. But there are weight, cooling and other parameters over which you can work.
All this has improved slightly in 2017, but major had no influence.
To the question about the possibility of installing a new version of MGU-K on the second batch of engines Abitbul said, “Absolutely. There is a possibility of replacement of individual elements of the engine, since they are not tied to what we have. We will try to do it as soon as possible”.
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