user icon

Brown: "Renault move not a short term fix"

  • Published on 20 Sep 2017 11:55
  • comments 5
  • By: Sam Gale

McLaren chief, Zak Brown, has said that the new deal for Renault to supply them with engines is not a short term fix and believes the deal will propel them back to the front of the grid. The deal between the two marques is expected to last until the introduction of the new engine formula in 2021 at the very shortest and will replace the so far disappointing Honda engines who have powered McLaren since 2015.

McLaren, who in two and a half years with Honda are yet to score a podium or make any real significant gains on the other car's engines, were said to be fed up with Honda's lack of improvement and failure to move up the grid, with Fernando Alonso especially said to have lost faith with Honda and needed a new engine to be persuaded to stay with the team, and with Mercedes and Ferrari unwilling to supply them it had to be Renault.

Brown said this when asked about the longevity of the deal: "No, this is not a short-term fix, at the end of the day, no-one knows yet what the engine rules are in 2021, so I think it's hard for anybody to look beyond 2020, because we don't know what '21 looks like.

"We think we've got a long-term partnership, the foundation for it. Renault's got a great history in the sport, won a lot of championships with Red Bull, won a lot of championships themselves, so we're very happy where we are. We think that we'll be very competitive together."

 

Sam Gale

 

Replies (5)

Login to reply
  • Funny, isnt it? The Honda deal was also a longterm partnership...

    • + 0
    • Sep 20 2017 - 12:01
    • kngrthr

      Posts: 203

      must have felt like a decade...

      • + 0
      • Sep 20 2017 - 14:08
    • And I suspect this wont feel much better. :/

      • + 0
      • Sep 20 2017 - 14:44
  • reg

    Posts: 162

    This is not a RON DENNIS longterm though!

    • + 0
    • Sep 20 2017 - 17:00
  • Barron

    Posts: 625

    Three years not a short term fix? It goes by pretty quickly..

    • + 1
    • Sep 21 2017 - 12:52

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Alpine F1
  • Points 182
  • Podiums 0
  • Grand Prix 170
  • Country Spain
  • Date of b. Jul 29 1981 (40)
  • Place of b. Oviedo, Spain
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.71 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar