Sunday, 25 January 2015

Renault hoping to secure a minimum of five race wins this season

(Bernard Asset DPPI 

Renault Sport F1 are targeting at least 5 victories this season accoding to Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul.

The Renault powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team took three victories last season at the hand of Daniel Ricciardo who took victories in Canada, Hungary and Belgium. 

The French manufacturer have seen their involvement in the sport cut in half following the news that the Caterham F1 Team entered into administration, while long-term partner, the Lotus F1 Team have moved to Mercedes.

Abiteboul believes that his company reduced the gap to Mercedes by the end of last season and are hoping to close the gap further to the German manufacturer. Renault want to close the gap further by the start of the season in Melbourne.

Renault now supply Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso. Abiteboul has also confirmed that Renault will not object to Bernie Ecclestone’s idea to produce more powerful engines.

Renault endured a difficult start to the 2014 season and will be hoping to close the gap straight away as testing gets underway in Jerez next weekend.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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