Cape Town - Renault are planning to bring "software and hardware
updates" to Spa and Monza as they attempt to narrow the pace deficit to
Mercedes and Ferrari.
The Enstone-based team ruled out another major update would
come this season after introducing a significant upgrade at Silverstone, but
Renault engine chief Rémi Taffin has said they are working hard to keep adding
to this year's car.
"Spa and Monza will see new software and hardware
updates," said Taffin.
"We are looking at Monza as a benchmark as it could
provide a clear picture of the ranking of the engines.
"Being in the top 10 will be a good result as these
next two circuits are power-hungry.
"After Monza, we have more races and more things in the
pipeline, the next two months will be important for the 2017 season
Renault ultimately want to "level up" in all areas
with a view toward improving their overall race pace.
"We know we're not the fastest on the grid, but as a
team we are showing we are the force after the top three," he added.
"Qualifying pace has looked good, with Britain and
Hungary exemplifying our ability to be the fourth best team.
"It's just a case of building on that and bettering the
"That comes from levelling up everything, we need to
show off reliability and mileage and that is something we are giving close
"We are on a good trend and we will keep adding
performance in terms of both aerodynamics and engine so hopefully this can be
seen in the upcoming races."