They resisted the split turbo concept for the longest time when it was known as one of the main innovations behind Mercedes advantage. Even on the chasis side, they were stuck with a sub optimal chasis for years.diffuser wrote: ↑Thu Nov 03, 2022 11:39 amThey've always made the PU more reliable with time. They're issue has been more about not being on the cutting edge, inovative. They fare better in a freeze.They don't seem to have the budget to keep up with the other 3.peewon wrote: ↑Thu Nov 03, 2022 6:56 amThere is always a possibility of unlocking more performance from the PU once the reliability is there. But given Renault's track record of improvement since their return, it just doesn't seem very likely.AR3-GP wrote: ↑Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:45 pm
The worrying part is it's not like they are at a class leading performance level when it's working (like the Ferrari). Ferrari is who you point to when you say "we chased performance over reliability". Given the Renault isn't class leading on the ICE (Ferrari) or the MGU-H/K side (Honda), it's not like the numbers they are putting up are pushing the envelope relative to what's possible from 100kg/hr of fuel. It's rather just a design that is not neccesarily class leading in any way, that also happens to be constructed from chocolate.
They always seem to be 3 years behind where they should be. Budget could be a factor but a team like McLaren showed immediate improvement after Seidl took over under the old regs and seem to be close enough with the new regs. So you have to question if there's something beyond budget.
There's always reasons and it's possible they can get it right going forward but based on what they've done so far, there's no reason to assume they will.