You’re conveniently forgetting that they also have to supply 2 customers who are entitled to a fully dedicated supplier for the full 2018 season and not a supplier who focusses on 2019 at 2/3 of the season because it fits their own purposes. That’s what they pay them for, right?
Not necessarly. They pay for the engines and possible a series of other minor support clauses that would be in their contract of agreements.
Everything else like the frequency of the upgrades and quality of their customer support is a Renaults decision.
Should they decide to to lower the quality of service to their customers in order to get better products for next season, is up to them.
Although I agree, and we all know it,the results where not up to expected levels, we can't argue their choice of how they will navigate their company.
If their customers won't like it to the point they think is best to leave the table, it is a free market, and are free to move elsewhere.
One of them actually did and I think it worked well for both parties if you ask me.
To be honest I'm not defending Renault, I think their results of upgrading within the season were mediocre at best and not nearly enough to their competition but I don't like this witch hunt from RB and Mclaren (to Honda).
Less tears, more work.
Find the best possible options for the teams. If there is none, make your own engines...
Edited by ExEd, 09 February 2019 - 13:57.