Renault is not being oblivious to the problems of motor. The French manufacturer, which premieres in 2017, a power unit is completely new, has had throughout the first seven days of test recurrent failures in their engines. The own team, Renault, Toro Rosso and to a lesser extent Red Bull have been accused of these faults. In this aspect, Remi Taffin, one of the maximum responsible of the engine manufacturer’s Viry-Châtillon, it has been shown to calm and has explained that the LRA is the main headache of the brand, although expect to find a higher reliability of face the Australian GP.
Remi Taffin believes that the problems of youth, the new motor drive are logical and more when at the end are perfectly located: “We have a new power unit for 2017 and our mileage has been limited by problem in the LRA. The truth is that we had already detected these problems on the test bench, but in the test have been magnified. The repair is already underway and we hope to have it fixed for Melbourne. We can have the best level of reliability possible, despite the fact that it has cost us time in these pre-season test in Barcelona”.
In relation to the concrete work of the team Renault during
the seventh day of the tests, Taffin explained: “Today we have reassigned the
plan of work, so Jolyon Palmer has been uploaded to the car by the afternoon
also, because it is the pilot that has most suffered with the problems that we have
had during the preseason. At the level of performance we are satisfied
because we have taken a step forward with our engine and there is still time
find more things. We are learning day to day at all levels, so that
the progress of the car is almost permanente”.