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Prost: "Renault sets modest goals for future"

  • Published on 04 Dec 2017 15:04
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Renault is setting moderate goals for its immediate future in F1. That is the claim of team advisor and F1 legend Alain Prost. The Renault works team finished just sixth overall in 2017, and Prost says the only goal for next year is an improvement.

"I think we have to be realistic and careful with our objectives," the Frenchman told Auto Hebdo. "Why? Because the teams in front of us have been building up for years. We must evolve step by step but keep showing that we are progressing," Prost said.

"This is to acknowledge what needs to be done to narrow the gap to Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull. What we have to show next year is that instead of being 1.5 seconds behind per lap, it is only 0.8. That's how we will do it," Prost said. "We must build, not just the car but a team spirit and attention to detail." (GMM)

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  • Good on you, Sauber. Learning from McLaren's mistakes in promising podiums and heavens, even now with new owners.

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    • Dec 4 2017 - 16:45
    • *Renault, I meant Renault!

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      • Dec 4 2017 - 16:46
    • It's easy when you're a manufacturer team and money just keeps raining down on you. McLaren has to find sponsors to get by, that's why they promise big things to come. A few podium finishes is not an unrealistic expectation for McLaren anyway, provided their new chassis will be as good as the 2017 one.

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      • Dec 4 2017 - 22:12
    • You wont win sponsors or fans by promising heavens, you win them by performing.

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      • Dec 5 2017 - 06:13
  • blade

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    Yeah - they don't call him the professor for nothing ! Right approach. Wish football club owners would take a page out of Renault's book too !

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    • Dec 4 2017 - 21:38
  • They got realistic now, I remember the goals and all the talk from 2016..Those guys in Renault you just not able take serious anymore.

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    • Dec 5 2017 - 01:16
  • Major Tom

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    Prost - wise as usual.

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    • Dec 5 2017 - 16:32

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