Renault is confident it will make another step forward with its power unit at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix as it introduces its next stage of software updates.
After a slow start to the season, Renault has been playing catch-up to Mercedes under the new V6 turbo regulations but has been introducing software updates to narrow the gap. Red Bull, one of four customers of Renault, is relying on improved engine performance to help close in on the dominant Mercedes, and Renault is confident of delivering a boost this weekend.
“The Spanish Grand Prix will be the second stage of the performance evolutions we kick-started in China,” head of track operations Rémi Taffin said. “While there are not many visible hardware upgrades, there are significant improvements to the software that should further enhance driveability and therefore overall performance. Yet again we have also moved forward in energy management and efficiency so we are hopeful our upward trend will continue in Barcelona.”