Renault engines head for Malaysia

The thirteen engines which will be used during the Malaysia Grand Prix are ready. They will leave the Viry-Châtillon factory today and tomorrow, and then head out to Sepang, where they will arrive a few days before the race weekend. These engines...

The thirteen engines which will be used during the Malaysia Grand Prix are ready. They will leave the Viry-Ch?tillon factory today and tomorrow, and then head out to Sepang, where they will arrive a few days before the race weekend. These engines are the direct result of the lessons learned in Melbourne and all underwent modifications last week.

Renault F1 engine cover.
Photo by Renault F1.
"For the Australian Grand Prix, we decided to give ourselves as much time as possible before making the choice of which specificaton we would use during the race," explained Fabrice Lom, race engineer to Jarno Trulli. "The engines we used arrived in Melbourne quite late, and were only used during qualifying on Saturday and in Sunday's race. Having said that, we were pleased with the performance, because both cars made it to the flag and scored points."

Naturally, this engine specification has been retained for the next race. "Only one engine stayed out between the races," continued Fabrice. "The seven engines we used in Australia, and five other brand new ones, returned to Viry. These five have been modified in line with the new specification, and will be sent to Malaysia today and tomorrow, along with seven other new engines."

The Renault F1 Team's responsiveness is one of its key strengths: this effort from the team at Viry is just one more instance of that.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli
Teams Renault F1 Team