The Renault engineer in charge of trackside support for the RS27 at Red Bull Racing, Fabrice Lom, explains the challenges of Silverstone. Red Bull hopes to score points at Silverstone after a disappointing race at Magny-Cours.
"It felt like we had raced for nothing in Magny-Cours. We didn’t score points, and we weren’t on the pace. We are aiming to put that behind us at Silverstone, which is another important event as it is the home race for our partner Red Bull Racing, and they will certainly be looking for a strong performance at this track."What is the technical approach for the weekend?
"It is an important race, one of the historical events on the calendar, and we hope to score some points. Like Spa and Monza, this a demanding engine track because there are some very high-speed sections, such as Becketts, where the car is under very high lateral loads. Those are challenges we have to be ready for. We tested here two weeks ago and made good progress, so we have a good basis to work from on Friday morning."What are your expectations for the weekend?
"Scoring points is always our target. We approach every Grand Prix the same way, trying to do our maximum, and this is a race where we particularly want to succeed. Especially from a personal point of view, I must admit: the team has organised a charity event called ‘Wings for Life’ for this weekend, and I have the pictures of my children and parents on the rear wing of Webber’s car – so this would be a good time to score lots of points!"Source Renault