If you think that Renault fighting for 4th is a failure, given the position they were in at the end of last season and the expectations for this, then you know little about F1.
renault is a team that is now in 5th wcc with no chances of winning!
what boullier is trying is to construe an improvement comparing to last year, when renault stopped develop their car (properly, already at the mid-season! brawn or honda showed what that can mean for the next season!)
boullier must construe a picture of improvement although there is none.
(era briatore and alonso!)
2002 renault 4th WCC no wins no podiums in comeback season! (without alonso as a race driver)
2003 renault 4th WCC 1 win 5 podiums
2004 renault 3th WCC 1 win 6 podiums
2005 renault 1st WCC 8 wins 18 podiums
2006 renault 1st WCC 8 wins 19 podiums
2007 renault 3rd WCC 0 wins 1 podium (without alonso)
2008 renault 4th WCC 2 wins 4 podiums
2009 renault 8th WCC 0 wins 1 podium (with a car that was not improved properly over the year!)
2010 renault 5th WCC 0 wins 2 podiums (a car that is still under development!)
how can boullier talk about improvement to the era of flavio and fernando
there is no improvement, there is just distraction from the truth and looking for culprits (in the old three letters manner!)
Can you show me a single line in this article that suggests Boullier is offering excuses for failure, rather than reasons for improvement: http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/85844
I said in the first letter it is written: after one year the new boss has problems and opens the first letter, in that is written, say that all problems are down to your antecessor and that this legacy problems will be solved --> thats what boullier did now!
and boullier is saying:
I think there was a lack of management, a lack of guidance from the top management, a lack of clear objective.
classic first letter
boullier has now two more letters to open! (after only half a year, wooow!)
Edited by YellowHelmet, 04 August 2010 - 12:15.