The Renault F1 team President Patrick Faure talks about the objectives for 2006 Flavio Briatore and Patrick Faure on stage. Photo by LAT Photographic. "For the Renault F1 Team, the motif of 2006 is continuity. We enter the year with...
The Renault F1 team President Patrick Faure talks about the objectives for 2006
"For the Renault F1 Team, the motif of 2006 is continuity. We enter the year with an unchanged line-up in our management, our drivers and our technical team. What is more, we hold the title of world champions, and since mid-way through last season, our groups at Viry-Ch?tillon and Enstone have been working to their maximum to ensure we maintain consistency of performance in 2006. This is a team of true racers and competitors. Winning just once is not enough, and our team has been built to maintain this level of performance."
"Nor indeed is isolated success sufficient for the Renault Group. We must continue winning to draw full value from our Formula 1 involvement, and capitalise on the fact that we are champions. 2006 will be a year of renewal for Renault, and the Formula One programme has an important role to play in that project. In the immediate future, it demonstrates values of performance, technical excellence and reliability, which represent a formidable platform to accompany our commercial expansion into new markets such as China and Russia. Mobilising the company to pass this message to our customers will be a priority in 2006."
"The current focus is firmly on the coming season. Fernando Alonso is a committed, professional sportsman, he enters the year as world champion and will be determined to do justice to that title. Giancarlo Fisichella played a valuable role in our 2005 championship victory. He demonstrated remarkable mental strength in overcoming a number of challenges, and is now fully integrated in the team. I am sure he can establish his presence at the front of the field this year. The entire team expects intense rivalry and exemplary teamwork from our drivers."
"The 2005 season provided fans of Formula 1 worldwide with a compelling spectacle, and we hope to see more of the same in 2006. We can expect an intense battle at the front of the field between ourselves, McLaren, a resurgent Ferrari and perhaps other challengers. That has been our preoccupation this winter: preparing a technical response capable of keeping us at the top. Complacency has no place at Renault. We are focused on repeating our successes."