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F1 Monaco GP: Ricciardo, Magnussen get Renault upgrade for Monaco

Kevin Magnussen and Daniel Ricciardo will make use of the revised Renault power unit at the Monaco Grand Prix for Renault and Red Bull.
Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen will be the drivers to trial Renault's much vaunted upgraded engine at the Monaco Grand Prix, it has been confirmed.

The engine, which marks the first major update for a Renault engine since the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix, was originally set to be rolled out for the Canadian Grand Prix, but good feedback and reliability during the post-Spanish Grand Prix test would revise plans.

As such, the update has been made available for lead Renault F1 driver Magnussen at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, with customer team Red Bull Racing nominating Ricciardo for its update.

Their respective team-mates Jolyon Palmer and Max Verstappen will get their hands on the upgrade, thought to be worth between 0.2s and 0.5s a lap, in Montreal.

“The new engine thing, it was discussed, we were trying to push it for Monaco and we knew pretty early on that we might just have one, and it was pretty much the guy leading the championship would have got that," Ricciardo said, explaining why he was chosen over Verstappen.

"At the time with Daniil it was looking like I would have got it here anyway, and with Max…”
by Ollie Barstow



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elijah

May 25, 2016 2:17 PM

To make a real impact on the drivers championship, Red Bull will need at least another three or four tenths on top of this half second engine gain. And that if Mercedes standstill in development ,and have nothing more held in reserve. However , a couple more Hamilton Rosberg self annihilations would help lots to make Red Bull possible championship winners.

throttlemeister

May 25, 2016 2:53 PM
Last Edited 76 days ago

elijah:
Dutch69Camaro: I believe this to be the best scenario for Max, if Ricciardo outperforms him it's because he has the new engine....if he doesn't, well....
Ricciardo was always going to get the engine. Max has great skills, but Ricciardo was faster at Spain. A solid all-rounder.
He better been faster in Spain. If he hadn't been, they should have sacked him considering Max had all of 3 hours in the car in total before the race.



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