David Coulthard will be using the same engine at Hungary, meaning the engine will be run for three straight races in a row. The decision has been made to ensure he is on a different engine cycle to team-mate Mark Webber, and also so that he gets different engines in Belgium and Italy the two tracks are notorious for being two of the toughest tracks for engines on the racing calendar.
“First of all his V8 has not done too much running and we are not especially worried about its reliability,â€ Fabrice Lom, who looks after Renault s involvement at Red Bull Racing, explained.
“Plus, having our two drivers out of synch on the engine cycle means that we won’t be putting all our eggs in the same basket. This decision will also help us in the second half of the season in terms of the logistical challenge.
“And finally, it means that David will not have to use the same engine in Spa and Monza which are two of the toughest challenges on the calendar.”