Denis Chevrier, chief race engineer for Renault, has said that his team are ‘frustrated’ over current F1 rules that are making it difficult for them to improve their car during the season. Having won both the drivers’ and the constructors’ titles in 2006 and 2005, the Renault team were expecting a strong 2007 season, however it appears that their R27 car is not quite up to the front-runner’s pace.
“Our frustration today is not entirely related to the team’s results,” Chevrier explained. “We’re frustrated by the present regulations, which have really robbed us of the possibility of making the difference as engine engineers.”
Chevrier is referring to the new rules which ‘freeze’ most engine development work. The new rule came into force this season and will remain in force for the next few years.