Powerunit

Ricciardo’s claim to debut Renault’s update

Max Verstappen’s breakthrough victory at the Spanish Grand Prix took the motorsport world by surprise. His already lofty stock has risen considerably in the past two weeks. The teenager’s new team Red Bull are certainly returning to form, out-qualifying both Ferrari’s in Spain and are preparing to fit an upgraded Renault powerunit into the RB12, which promises to deliver around half a second per lap of performance.

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Honda Could Face Severe Disadvantage

Engine politics has been a key feature which has characterised the winter so far and the discussions are continuing to rumble on. The loophole uncovered in the sport’s Technical Regulations will allow Renault, Ferrari and front running manufacturer Mercedes, to develop their powertrain’s throughout the 2015 season, on account of the fact that no official date for homologation is disclosed. However, Honda are currently appealing the ruling that they are excluded from this luxury, on the basis that they are fielding a first-generation unit – it is a fast developing storyline.

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