Current Renault

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  1. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Looking at the picture, it appears that the end plate of the right wing is scoring the tyre! Not good for longevity!!
     
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  3. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Didn't the engine concept come from their endurance race programme?
     
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  4. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Yes, but they were running 2ltr turbos in that.
     
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  5. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Renault have looked pretty quick here in Q3; Hulkenburg in 6th is much better than they achieved back in Barcelona. Looks to me like their new parts may have worked.

    A lovely tribute to their debut back in Britain in 1977, too, because they have apparently decided to run a one-car team as they did back then!
     
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  6. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    40 years of the "yellow teapot"

     
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  7. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    this team have made more progress than Mclaren and Honda and they are going be up there next season fighting Red Bull at least
     
  8. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Contributor

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    What the **** do the French know about brewing tea? They make shit coffee, too.
     
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  9. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    That's OK, just drink wine instead.
     
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  10. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    Renault wanted Ricciardo as part of engine deal

    It isn't much of a surprise that they aimed for Ricciardo, as they probably knew they'd be offered Sainz Jr. instead, because last year, when they made an inquiry into the signing of Sainz Jr. Red Bull offered them their reserve driver Buemi. LOL
     
  11. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    I'm pretty sure Renault could have found a way to talk to Buemi given that he drives for them in Formula E.
     
  12. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    teabagyokel What I meant was that they didn't want Buemi, but Sainz, which is why they aimed for Ricciardo this time to get Sainz, as Red Bull would always offer them a driver who is not as important to them.
     
  13. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Yeah, hence why it's a cheek for Red Bull to offer Renault their own driver.

    The biggest pity about Sainz going is it keeps Torpedo in Formula One.
     
  14. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    teabagyokel

    Yes, I see what you mean now. :D I didn't think of it in that way.
     
  15. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    This is interesting - rumours that Renault have signed up the bloke from FIA who signs off all the dodgy new design ideas from the teams. He's now on 3 months gardening leave and the paddock isn't happy.

    F1 squads angry over Budkowski team switch
     
  16. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    I think the concern is very justified. The man is privy to very sensitive technical information from ALL of the teams. An individual with such info would confer an enormous advantage upon any team that he would work for. Three months is an entirely inadequate amount of gardening leave for someone in such a position of trust.

    IMO, if the FIA hopes to keep the trust of the teams, and doing so is essential to the survival of the sport, they must impose a gardening leave period of between 12 and 24 months on any individual in such a sensitive position.
     
  17. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    Swiss law rules that gardening leave is limited to a maximum of three months.
     
  18. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    And one would assume that changes cannot be made retrospectively.
     
  19. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    One of the main reasons why they're all upset, because they either didn't make the move to sign him or he didn't want to sign for them.
    Now, they should just get on with it.
     
  20. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    I bet McLaren aren't upset about this.:D
     
  21. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    After raving about Hamilton for one fifth of the show, Mr. Kravitz finally got around to speak about the Renault case and said that Mr. Budkowski had visited Mr. Horner/ Red Bull factory just one week ago and gained an insight into what they are doing for next season... ROFL
    I applaud Renault for this signing.
     
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