(Motorsport-Total.com) – Renault looks to a mixed Formula 1 season 2019 back. In the Manufacturers' Championship a fifth place is booked, beaten by own motor customer McLaren in fourth place. But Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul takes it sporty: “K, McLaren is a customer of us, but McLaren is above all a good Physique of workers.”

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The Frenchman also records that as an own success. “McLaren had a hard time, and sometimes you have to change a few things to really understand where you are and what needs to be changed to be stronger, and I think we were an artwork scale at Renault,” says Abiteboul.

“No scale in the sense that we were the best, but at least McLaren knew what the Renault engine could do with Crimson Bull at the time, and I think that really has a light on it they have done something based on this information. “

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Renault do the same, but a little later, admits the team boss. “We know what our engine is capable of, and I think it's the engine that made the most progress in the Frosty climate,” he notes. “This is intestine intestine, but obviously it's not enough, we had to act, and we responded with exactly what we did.”

Abiteboul speaks about that I think it is important to be able to constantly assess where we are strong and where weak. “

Such strengths and weaknesses, ups and downs were also in the past Formula 1 season. The highlight was certainly the fourth place of new signing Daniel Ricciardo in Italy. “Like McLaren, we had a good pattern: P9, P6, P4, all of this is possible, but the difficulty is to maintain this fourth arena.”

Target for

The biggest difficulty, according to Abiteboul, is “not to stay P5 or P4 because we should not be satisfied with that”. It's about closing the gap to the top teams. “It's a destination for , because according to our strategy this is really the first opportunity to realize it. “

These tie in with the punctual successes of this season. Asked about his personal highlight, Abiteboul remembers Ricciardo's fourth grid position in Canada. “That was, let's be honest, unexpected, not quite deserving.”

“I think Valtteri (Bottas) had an Instruct in qualifying, it was already an arena was better than what we had, but clearly a demonstration of the great progress we saw in the engine, it's not an anecdote, it's a story and a very important moment of the season, “the team boss summarizes.

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