The Renault team goes through a delicate moment in terms of results, but your goal, since you bought the team Lotus to return to Formula 1 as a constructor, is to move closer to the positions of head from 2017.
In spite of what has been discussed in the past few weeks, one of the movements of the face to lay the foundations for the success of the future does not pass by clocking a pilot of recognized standing and with experience, as has been recognized by Frederic Vasseur to the average Danish Ekstra Bladet. “At some point, my boss will ask me for results. And no matter the names of the drivers that you have. If you put a big name in the car, it will work for you during the week but, in the end, what count are the results. So, either you put the best in your car, or someone who could improve to become the best”, said Vasseur.
“I can’t remember who won in 2005, or 2006“
Renault has this season, two young drivers like Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer, but it also has on their radar to promising young artists as Sergey Sirotkin and Esteban Ocon. To Vasseur, the current trend in Formula 1 is clear: to renew the grill with the champions of the future. “If you look, only we are putting young pilots in the car. For us the most important thing is to find the Champion of the World of 2020 or 2021, 2006. I can’t remember who won in 2005 or 2006. Or 2007”, in clear reference to Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen.
For Frederic Vasseur, head of Renault, the pair of pilots of 2017 is a side issue at this time and the important thing right now is “being in a position to give our drivers a competitive car”.