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Old 1 Aug 2017, 14:56 (Ref:3756726)   #9
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Originally Posted by Mr V View Post
Probably makes sense to Mac but surely not to Renault ? I think it's fair to say that Mac's chassis is better the Renaults, so, why then, other than the money of course, would Renault want to supply yet another team, as well as Red Bull, with an engine that would ultimately allow that team to do better in the constructors championship ?
Im thinking 2 reasons

1) money and extra R&D revenue for the main renault team.....Renault are on a budget, and Carlos Gohsn is midnful of cosst running away, so extra revenue from McLaren would be welcome, much like it is to Ferreri for customer engine deals
2) it gives Renault a chassis performance benchmark to compare and chase.

Renault could easily give RedBull and McLared B-spec engines with just 10-20bhp less power than the main factory Renault team, so everyone would be competitive, but the main Renault team just that bit more faster
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