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Renault without spare chassis in Baku

  • Published on 16 Jun 2016 16:23
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Renault could be forced to race with just one car this weekend if one of their drivers crashes in either practice or qualifying.

That is because the Anglo-French team has arrived is Azerbaijan without a spare chassis following crashes for Jolyon Palmer in Monaco and Kevin Magnussen last weekend in Canada.

"He (Palmer) hit the guardrail twice at high speed, which is very rare," said the FIA race director Charlie Whiting.

Renault trackside operations director Alan Permane detailed the recent incident involving Magnussen which left the team short on parts this weekend, saying: "Kevin lost the car on the first lap out of the pits, which should not happen."

Williams also low on spares

Williams are also running low on spare parts this weekend following Felipe Massa's heavy crash during practice at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Brazilian was forced to run in a different specification to team mate Valtteri Bottas in Canada as a result of the incident, and is hoping for a clean weekend in Baku as a result

"I don't have many spare parts," he admitted. "It would be better if I have an accident-free weekend."

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  • khasmir

    Posts: 893

    Another symptom of how over-complicated F1 has become. The drivers are breaking parts faster than the teams can build them.

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    • Jun 16 2016 - 23:24
  • Oh dear, not good.

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    • Jun 17 2016 - 06:40
  • Vet5

    Posts: 225

    I think Renault need to stop working on this years car and start to put 100% concentration on 2017's car. They did stipulate that this year would be a transitional period. This year is full of crashes and bangs compared to the past 2 boring years.

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    • Jun 17 2016 - 11:02

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