Mar.15 (GMM) Renault is still "about a month" behind its rival F1 engine suppliers.
That is the admission of the French marque's Remi Taffin, despite the fact premier partner team Red Bull has taken a big step forwards in Melbourne after a disastrous winter.Asked if Renault have been surprised by the superiority of Mercedes and Ferrari with the very same revolutionary rules, he told the French-language news agency AFP: "No, we are not surprised."This (Mercedes and Ferrari's level) is what we wanted, and what we imagined we would achieve."We're not there yet, because we've had reliability problems and that caused a bit of a delay. We are about a month behind," said Taffin.And Mercedes' F1 chairman Niki Lauda said no engine supplier is currently giving full power to its customers."Not even Mercedes," he told Kleine Zeitung newspaper.
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