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Renault commits to engine updates for Spa and Monza

22 August 2017

Renault has said it will bring both software and hardware updates to the upcoming Grands Prix at Spa and Monza.

Renault suffered from poor reliability in the early part of this season, and trails behind both Mercedes and Ferrari. While the company will not bring any major updates until next year, engine technical director Remi Taffin confirmed that both the engine’s hardware and software will be upgraded before the next two rounds of the Formula 1 World Championship at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza.

Taffin added that Renault’s focus will be on reliability for the remainder of the season to enable the works team achieve its target of being the fourth fastest car by the end of the year.

Taffin is confident ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. “We have the potential to get a good result,” he said. “The performance of our cars has been good in the last races and I do not see why this trend would not continue at Spa…It will be intense for the powertrain since about 67% of the lap is at full throttle, but with drivers driving well, a high performance chassis and an engine  that is on track, everything points in the right direction.”

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