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How much should we read into Renault's engine performance?


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#1 ZiRo

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 21:01

They were unfrozen for development over the winter, now 3 cars powered by a Renault engine top the timesheets in qualifying.

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#2 Clatter

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 21:04

You shouldnt read anything into it.

#3 Matt Somers

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 21:05

Not really much to talk about, they are at the top as they are fuelled light, fuel corrected and they would still be around the BGP's pace. The engine is not the only reason for a quick car....

#4 Buttoneer

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 21:12

Deliberate Flav spoiler because he's feeling burned still.

Alonso can do a lot of damage from where he is (I mean in terms of grabbing point, not physically) and of course he will be an additional obstacle for the Brawns to get around at the start. It's going to be a very interesting race in terms of strategy, I think. Just need to look at the disparate fuel loads. Also, I reckon the red bulls and Renault will start on softs. The Brawns will end on them or (the truth IMO) bank on not having to use them because there will be rain.

#5 Bloggsworth

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 22:16

Is this the part of the thread where we all accuse McLaren and Hamilton of cheating?

#6 Nathan

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 00:17

Originally posted by Bloggsworth
Is this the part of the thread where we all accuse McLaren and Hamilton of cheating?

haha :up:

Alonso doesn't seem to be there on much merit, the Red Bulls are top cars.

#7 Viktor

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 05:46

Originally posted by Bloggsworth
Is this the part of the thread where we all accuse McLaren and Hamilton of cheating?

No, this is where we complain about Bernie, Max and the FIA for helping there golden boys Briatore and Alonso to get back to the top and winning championships again... :rolleyes:

/Viktor

#8 MWM

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:51

Given the 3 are all fairly short-fuelled it indicates the Renault engine has been allowed to level the playing field, but nothing more, and nothing sinister.