Renault, engine supplier to reigning world champions Red Bull, has admitted it has kicked off F1′s radical new V6 era with a significant problem.
“Obviously we do (have a problem),” the French marque’s Remi Taffin told reporters at Jerez on Wednesday.
World champion Sebastian Vettel had left the southern Spanish circuit with only a handful of laps under his belt with the title-defending RB10, while key Mercedes and Ferrari-powered rivals collected far more mileage.
“Annoying!” Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko told Bild newspaper.
“The problem is in the communication between the two KERS systems,” he explained. “So, like in a computer if the hardware and software are not working with each other.”