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Friday press conference - Spanish GP - Pt.1

Team personnel: Jose Carabante (HRT), Jean-Francois Caubet (Renault Sport F1), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Mark Gallagher (Cosworth), and Adam Parr (Williams).

Team personnel: Jose Carabante (HRT), Jean-Francois Caubet (Renault Sport F1), Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari), Mark Gallagher (Cosworth), and Adam Parr (Williams).



Press conference


Q:
Jean-Francois, how will the diffuser rule effect you depending on whether you have them or don't have them?

Jean-Francois Caubet:
Normally (becomes inaudible) because we worked over the winter on the exhaust. We did a lot of work, but I think the FIA decision was a good decision and the next meeting in June probably, the technical meeting, will find the definite decision. But probably we will keep it like that.

Q:
Are you in favour of keeping it?

J-FC:
Yes, because if you change the rules I think we will find another solution where we will spend a lot of money nearly for the same thing.

Q:
Is it true that Renault are looking for another customer team from an engine point of view?

J-FC:
Yes, today we are providing three teams, Red Bull, Lotus Renault and Team Lotus and probably for 2014 we are looking for one more team. We have the capability to provide four teams.

Q:
And that is with the new engine regulations?

J-FC:
Exactly.

Q:
Are you in favour of those regulations?

J-FC:
I think Renault is very clear on this point. We are fully supporting the FIA. It makes a lot of sense for a carmaker like Renault to be road relevant. I think it is a key point for the future of Formula One. We have started work now for a few months and we will be ready next year, November, to provide for four teams.

Q:
Adam, it seems as though the team is evolving at the moment. Going into different areas in business. For example, could you explain your link up with the Jaguar Land Rover type of deal?

Adam Parr:
We are doing some development of our business but obviously what's happening here at the track is still central to why we exist. But the Jaguar Land Rover partnership is phenomenal for us because they are a fabulous company. They are growing extremely fast. They are investing £1billion a year over the next five years in their base. They launched last year the CX75 concept car and over the last few months we have developed that concept into a road car, a super car, which we will be building with them over the next couple of years. To have a relationship with a company like Jaguar Land Rover is phenomenal opportunity for us and we are very proud of that. We're also very excited about the car itself. It is going to be an astonishing car. A 200mph super car with the emissions less than a Prius, so it is a very exciting project.

Q:
Is that the sort of thing, therefore, that you see your KERS development effecting as well? Where you can take that sort of engineering?

AP:
Yes, we will be using our KERS technology in the CX75 and, of course, the power train is a downsized internal combustion engine with turbo and a large KERS system, front and rear axle. Very much the concept which we hope we will see in Formula One in 2013.

Q:
What are your feelings about those regulations?

AP:




Related Pictures

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Adam Parr, Chief Executive Officer, Williams F1 Team
Hispania Racing (HRT) owner Jose Ramon Carabante
Friday, Eric Boullier (FRA), Team Manager, Renault F1 Team and Jean-Francois Caubet (FRA), Managing director of Renault F1
Friday, Press conference, Stefano Domenicali (ITA), Head of the Gestione Sportiva

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