F1 1 is approaching the 1000th race of its scintillating journey. A lot about this season is expected to unfold surprises. We’ve had 2 races so far and 1 among them has been an absolute belter. With 19 more to go, teams are trying their level best to make the most of what they have.
While on the one hand, Ferrari are involved in a battle with Mercedes for supremacy with Red Bull doing their bit to make the fight at the front interesting. That said, there’s also no dearth of action in the midfield with the likes of Renault and Alfa Romeo closely fighting with Haas and McLaren for midfield supremacy.
To that end, it wasn’t any inspiring from a Renault perspective to note that in the last Grand Prix, held nearly a fortnight ago, both drivers- Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo– registered a DNF. While for the German driver, clearly in better control of the car but well, thanks to the experience of having been with the side for a while, Sakhir was a forgettable race for the Aussie, who was doing pretty fine.
That said, what was particularly bad for the former Red Bull driver was that he couldn’t score a single point at the season-opener at Australia, held at Melbourne’s Albert Park.
So to suggest the Renault- currently seventh on the constructor’s standings- are having reliability issues would be to state the obvious and also, well, an existential crisis. But while that’s the problem that Renault F1 team are plagued with, what is it that the Cyril Abiteboul unit is doing to make life better?
Apparently, where the latest updates stand on the issue, then it has to be said, that Renault have introduced new MGU-K to fix their reliability issues.
And that said, apparently, all four Renault drivers shall be using a new specification on the MGU-K for the upcoming race weekend, the one at China’s Shanghai. In its 1000th race, it can be expected that Renault would be looking for some consistency and reliability on the track, something that’s not been found yet in their 2019 run.
And in case one had any doubts regarding the scenario then it can be said that Carlos Sainz Jr.’s season too, hasn’t kicked off well or at least, as expected.
The Spaniard, it’s no surprise to know, turned out to be the first driver to take a second engine along with Turbo, MGU-H, as well, as MGU-K after retiring with a Renault engine power problem in Australia.