Nico Hulkenberg has revealed that all the Renault-powered drivers will have access to a redesigned MGU-K for this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.
Renault have had issues with their motor generator unit-kinetic (MGU-K) in both the Australian and Bahrain races.
The failures forced Renault to look at the reliability of their engine and its various parts, prompting a redesign of the MGU-K.
“They looked into it and they are working on it, working on reliability and getting on top of the situation,” Hulkenberg told Crash.net.
“It is a pity as we lost a great result there. You’ve got to let it go and move on.
“For me it was a failure on the PU side, the problem there [in Bahrain], that is why I am on to my second engine.
“Obviously earlier this year there has been several problems on the MGU-K side.
“Here all Renault engines are on the redesigned MGU-K so we are very confident it has taken care of the issues we’ve seen. There is further ongoing work to improve things.”
The FIA confirmed during FP1 that there are new MGU-Ks for Hulkenberg, Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris. Also a new engine, turbo and MGU-H for Hulkenberg.