Renault confident Austria issues resolved

Renault confident Austria issues resolved

1 July 2014 – Renault is confident that it has fixed the issues it suffered during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.

The French manufacturer's performance and reliability struggle continued throughout the event, with Sebastian Vettel dropping to the back of the field amid a loss of power in the early stages of his Red Bull team's home race.

But Rémi Taffin, Renault Sport F1's Head of Track Operations, says the the likelihood of a repeat is minimal.

"We are going there in a positive frame of mind," Taffin said of the British Grand Prix.

"It's fair to say that Austria was frustrating and disappointing but we've looked at every scenario in a very detailed manner and are confident the failures won't happen again.

"There have been changes on two levels; both technically in terms of software evolution and in terms of procedures to ensure we catch an issue before it becomes a major problem.

"We go there with a clean sheet of paper."

Renault debuted its first turbocharged unit at Silverstone back in 1977.

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