Motorsport

Renault wary of 'high maintenance' customers

2018-01-26 13:50
Cyril Abiteboul (Getty)

Cape Town - Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul is ready for an "interesting" season ahead as they try and cater for themselves, as well as two high-profile customers in Red Bull and McLaren.

There will be more pressure on teams regardless of other relationships due to the new three-engine limit for the 2018 season, but Renault are braced for a very demanding campaign trying to keep their clients happy whilst trying to progress as a works team. 

"Actually, I think there is more positives than there is some negative in those relationships, even though I accept it's going to be high maintenance and going to be an interesting season to manage," Abiteboul said via Motorsport.com. 

"I think it's interesting because it's challenging - but at the same time it's providing motivation to everyone. 

"There is clearly pride to be supplying engines to other great teams and their fantastic drivers.

"Also, I believe McLaren has a wealth of experience and can show us the way to push our engine, but also new ways of making sure we have a winning package. 

"Frankly I'm looking forward to it. It's good to be in a competitive environment, but it's also good to be challenged."

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