Renault's F1's deputy managing director Rob White has revealed that his company warned their F1 rivals that the new minimum weight was too low.
Although Formula One's minimum weight is set to increase by 48kgs next season, all that weight is expected to go towards the new V6 engines and the Energy Recovery Systems.
And with reports that teams are struggling to get down to the limit, the future of Formula One's heavier drivers are on the line.
However, this issue is not a new one for the teams as they were warned in the past by Renault.
"It depends who you ask - and who did the anticipating," White told Autosport when asked if 'he anticipated teams would struggle to reach the minimum weight target.'
"In all honesty, we've been quite urgent in requesting that the weight effect of the regulation change be fully taken into account.
"While we are pretty confident that the power units and race cars we are heading towards will be every bit as optimised for weight as the current engines and cars, equally our forecast has been for some time that the overall weight challenge is greater than with the current rules.
"We recommended a slightly bigger weight change than the one that was adopted in the process - but we were voted down by people who had different opinion."
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