Renault with 'renewed confidence' for Monza
27 August 2014 – Renault has said it will go to the Italian Grand Prix next week with "renewed confidence".
The French manufacturer took its third win of the season in Belgium on Sunday thanks to Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull Racing.
Renault's Head of Track Operations Rémi Taffin has conceded it was a somewhat fortuitous result, given the dominant Mercedes' of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton clashed on the second lap, but he still took much encouragement from it, especially as Spa-Francorchamps is one of the toughest tracks of the season for power units.
He also believes the closer relationship with Red Bull Racing is now really beginning to bear fruit.
"A victory at an engine circuit where we were expected to struggle shows the never give up, never surrender mentality we have at Renault Sport F1 and how the knocks just make us work harder and smarter," he stated.
"In the past few months we have been working even closer with Red Bull and the race on Sunday was an example of optimizing a chassis and engine package. This clear direction and streamlining is paying dividends.
"Reliability is obviously now the key, and enhancing the package where we can. F1 is hard work, but also luck, and we had this at Spa.
"We will now carry forward this renewed confidence to Monza."