Renault on Ferrari: We just want to know what happened

Date published: May 6 2020

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Renault boss, Cyril Abiteboul, has said the team will still keep searching for answers over the legality of Ferrari’s 2019 engine.

An investigation into the Scuderia’s power unit by the FIA only resulted in confirmation that Ferrari had come to a private agreement with the governing body over their future conduct.

That statement only added more fuel to the fire as rival teams were angry over the unsatisfactory conclusion that was made.

Renault has reiterated their desire to know the full truth so they, along with everyone else, know what is black and what is white when interpreting the current rules and regulations.

“It’s something of the previous world, but it’s still something which at some point should be addressed,” Abiteboul told the official Formula 1 website.

“We live in a world which is totally open. We are not challenging the process, we only want to find out what happened.

“We want to find out what the legality concern was and also to make sure we are staying away from similar legality question marks.

“Very simply, I’m an engine manufacturer myself, I want to make sure my engine doesn’t pose the same legality question mark. I don’t think so.

“But I think it only makes sense if the regulations are clear and the decisions are clear for all participants – that’s what we’re asking.

“We have no intent to change what has been done. We would like to know in order to move on.”

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