Renault with 'interesting tweaks' for test
8 July 2014 – Renault has said it will try out some 'interesting tweaks' during testing at Silverstone this week.
The two-day test commences on Tuesday with the French manufacturer confirming that if successful the updates will be used by its four teams – Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham – next week when the circus heads to Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix.
"We have some interesting tweaks to trial [at the test], including the latest wave of software upgrades," Rémi Taffin, Renault's Head of Track Operations, confirmed.
"If they behave as expected we could use them from Germany onwards, which should put us a bit closer to the front."
Meanwhile, looking back on the British Grand Prix, Taffin said: "After the problems in Austria and a difficult start to the weekend, a podium and four of the 10 points' scoring positions is a more acceptable result for us.
"We can clearly see that the fastest cars are still some way ahead but the competition behind is extremely hard-fought and getting to the podium is not an easy task. We were able to work with Red Bull on race day to optimise our current configuration and give them the power to fight and overtake.
"Naturally we need to achieve more than third each race, but in the current configuration and on such a 'power track' as here, a podium is as much as we could have hoped for.
"Congratulations also to Toro Rosso, who leave with a double points' finish. The partnership is blossoming and we need to aim for this every time out.
"We've got work to do with Lotus and Caterham [now] to try to maximise results in the final races of the first half of the season."