The screenplay has been twisted to Renault Sport. After a difficult season in terms of performance, the French brand took this weekend at the GP of the united States the new evolution of the engine V6 Turbo. With 11 tokens spent, the brand wanted to kick off this new power unit in Austin and yet, as much Red Bull as Toro Rosso opted to postpone its debut. The pilots of both formations argued that the possible improvements that contribute to the evolution of the motor does not compensate in any case the from the bottom of the grill for the penalty relevant.
A decision the critical meteorology lived in Austin, becomes more successful than ever. However, has its consequences, as the new Renault engine will not be released until Brazil. In the first place, because Red Bull is intended to not penalize or in the united States or in Mexico, and in the second place because the own Renault Sport has decided not to introduce its new engine at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (Mexico). According to Rémi Taffin, Director of Operations for Renault Sport, would not make sense to make him debut in Mexico do not have references or a set up prior. Performance comparisons would be impossible.
has stated Rémi Taffin in the paddock of the Circuit of the Americas: “Take a 10-places penalty on the grid does not seem like the best option in Austin. Red Bull seems to be comfortable on a wet track. is Not worth a penalty. Some rivals have chosen to do so and we have to take advantage of it”. In relation to his absence in Mexico, too, Taffin was blunt: “Nor does the new engine will be released in Mexico, because it requires modifications in the cars. If we change too many things in a circuit in which we do not have references, would be a leap into the void“.