Renault to test B-spec engine at Barcelona – Motorsport.com


Renault strategies to test its brand-new B-spec engine for the very first time at Barcelona after the Spanish Grand Prix, the French vehicle manufacturer revealed on Friday.

The updated engine has actually lifted hopes that Red Bull and the functions Renault group can easily appreciate a more powerful second half to the campaign after its planned introduction at the Canadian Grand Prix.

With Renault confident it will certainly also enable Red Bull to challenge Ferrari regularly, the very first go for Barcelona could deliver a clear indication of simply exactly how a lot progression can easily be expected.

Renault is currently on book to grab the B-spec engine prepared for the Barcelona test, however is aware that unforeseen delays in its preparations could yet pressure it to modification plans.

Motorsport.com understands that Renault is additionally pushing difficult to grab 2 versions of the brand-new engine prepared for the Barcelona test, to ensure the 2 its job groups and Red Bull can easily run it.

Full test

Renault additionally wants to evaluate a variety of updates to its vehicle at the Barcelona test.

Chassis technical director Nick Chester said: “For the [Spanish] race we have actually an updated rear wing also as some updates for the front wing.

“For the test we have actually a Complete raft of points to try; brand-new suspension, further aero updates over various locations of the car, some mods to cooling also as evaluating the B-spec energy unit, so we need to have actually a Complete 2 days.”

Crunch race

Renault F1 regulating director Cyril Abiteboul says that the Spanish Grand Prix marks an crucial turning point for the team, as it looks to develop on its points from Russia.

“Obtaining points in Russia was a great fillip for the group after the strong race in China,” he explained.

“We were reliable and competitive sufficient to out-race our closest competition and that took a great deal of difficult work. That said, we acknowledge it took a cocktail of circumstances and repeating the cause Spain would certainly be tough.

“However, Barcelona is the begin of our progression regimen and we will certainly observe some brand-new developments coming through in the race, Along with several others scheduled for the test afterwards.

“We check out this race as a marker in the sand: the exit point of our recovery from the takeover and the very first race as ‘our’ team. It will certainly begin small, however I’m confident we will certainly obtain energy as we go forward.”