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Renault unreliability 'short-term pain for long-term gain'

Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul believes his side’s engine reliability problems at the start of the 2019 Formula 1 season are “short-term pain for long-term gains” in performance. The French manufacturer had high hopes heading into the season and was confident its supposed power unit gains would help it close the gap to the leading trio of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. But it has been hit by a number of reliability issues early in the current campaign, particularly gremlins related to its MGU-K. “We clearly need to improve the reliability of the engine,” Abiteboul said during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend. “Over the winter we have been very vocal about the expectation but...
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