29 March 2010 - 29 March 2010 - In our post-Australia podcast, Steve Nielsen (Sporting Director) and the drivers review the second race of the season, which saw Robert’s first podium for Renault. There’s also an exclusive interview with Vitaly Petrov, engine insight from Remi Taffin (Head of Engine Operations) and an introduction to Vitaly’s race engineer, Mark Slade.
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Brand new for 2010, our Room 101 podcast. Over the course of the season, we will be giving various members of the team the opportunity to vent their frustrations about the things that bother them most about Formula One and life in general. First up, our Director of Engineering, Patrick Head argues for his pet peeves to be Room 101’ed with adjudicator, Tom Clarkson.
Autosport is reporting today that the FIA have given Renault dispensation to make quite a few changes to their engine this season, improving reliability and costs. The FIA are keen to avoid equalising the engines in terms of performance, but the changes can be for those secondary reasons instead. Team boss Eric Boullier said: “I think out of the requests that were requested – some of them were quite tricky so the FIA was not positive, but I think most of them have been approved.