Renault Sport F1 Team Principal Fred Vasseur is feeling positive ahead of the German Grand Prix, after the RS16 showed strong pace during the last round in Hungary, a definite step up in performance from recent races, and a sign that the French squad are finally progressing.
“It’s always the same; we need to deliver our very best at every level. We saw extra pace in our car in Hungary so we now need to translate that to the points potential we had last weekend.
“I know how hard everyone has been working so I cannot say I am surprised when we show progress. Equally, we know that some tracks, some conditions will suit some cars better than others so we’re not jumping for joy that we’ve found a magic bullet.
Heading to Hockenheim, Vasseur and the Enstone based squad are working hard to ensure they can eek out every bit of performance available in the car, for not only this weekend but the rest of the season too. They know it is there, it is now just a case of releasing it. The Frenchman is reasonably confident that the extra pace shown in Budapest will continue at upcoming rounds.
“We could arrive at Hockenheim and find our rivals are doing a better job; we’re doing everything in our power to ensure we deliver as best we can but this is a highly competitive environment with grid positions separated by tiny fractions of a second.
“From our side, we all have our heads down trying to find every bit of performance for this year and beyond.”