Red Bull hoping for Renault upgrade before Austria

Published on 18 May 2017 09:12

Red Bull is waiting on a Renault upgrade that has been delayed for reliability reasons. In Barcelona, the former champions took a clear step closer to runaway pacesetters Mercedes and Ferrari.

"We closed more than 60 per cent of the gap," Red Bull official Dr Helmut Marko told Salzburger Nachrichten newspaper. He admitted the team is hoping for another big step in time for the Red Bull-promoted Austrian grand prix in July.

But that also depends on whether the Renault upgrade will be ready by then. "Naturally we are hoping that something will come before Austria," he said. (GMM)

Replies (3)
NL Patentprutser 18 May 2017 10:460
Posts: 146
"We closed more than 60 per cent of the gap," but Ricciardo still passed the finish line 76 seconds after Lewis in Spain ...
Can't see the gain of 60% in this?
US renaultFanF1 18 May 2017 11:200
Posts: 31
What he's saying is that the gap/lap was 1.6 sec and now it's 1 sec, which is still huge
SE calle.itw 18 May 2017 23:030
Posts: 2141
Red Bull will have to hope for much rain if they want to legit challenge the front runners.

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