gshevlin wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:42 pm
(...) The C spec powerplant version was one that Renault did not want to use themselves because they could not make it reliable enough. Which tends to confirm that the current engine specification and configuration is reaching its limits. (...)
That does not have to be the case. Their PU unit may be far from its limit, real problem could be execution sucks.
Of course, it is possible they came across some hard to remove limitations but, as they switched to "new engine" just 2 years ago, this would indicate there was something really wrong with their base concept.
To me it looks like Renault believes they can find silver bullet allowing them to close the gap to Mercedes and Ferrari.
And I am afraid this strategy will not work. It is all about sh...t load of small little things you have to put together. It is about how fast you can generate, evaluate and implement ideas. RSF1 of today is not able to work as fast and efficiently as front-runners, and I am tempted to say their budget is a big part of an answer why.