As predicted by every one of within Renault pre-period after its takeover of Lotus was completed in mid-December, the F1 group has actually had a hard time this year.
At the fourth time of asking, Renault finally place factors on the subject of the board at the last race in Russia, along with Magnussen claiming seventh place.
While under no illusions the task would certainly be hard this year, Magnussen feels the rules overhaul for following season, as quickly as the groups successfully have actually a clean slate in the create department, plays in to Renault’s hands.
“We understand Mercedes – the leading 3 groups – are much in front,” said Magnussen.
“It’s a significant mountain, a significant gap to close, however I believe we are where we anticipated to be.
“It’s a massive challenge, however we are fairly lucky there is a significant guideline adjustment fairly soon.
“But, that’s Formula 1, and we have actually to make use of that.
“It’s not a offered that we’ll simply catch up due to that, however it’s visiting insight a little bit.”
Despite Renault’s troubles this season, in particular for Magnussen’s team-mate Jolyon Palmer, the Dane is adamant the group is not just holding out for the guideline change, and that it will certainly go on to make the RS16 this year.
Renault will certainly introduce its updated energy unit throughout following week’s post-Spanish Grand Prix test.
“We’re still pushing along with this automobile and attempting to make the most effective of this car,” included Magnussen.
“It’s not a great tip to compromise following year for this car, however we are still executing every little thing we can easily free of compromising stuff for following year.”