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Symonds: Renault approaching Hungary with optimism

By Premal Shah on
Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2007/7/6557.html---The last round of the championship was a case of ‘so near, yet so far’ for Renault, who had to be content with eighth place, as rivals Red Bull scored the first Renault-powered podium of the season. However, Executive Director of Engineering Pat Symonds believes the high-downforce requirements of the Hungaroring should show the world champions in a better light this weekend… Q: Pat, the team endured a difficult race at the...Read Full Story

Symonds stands by ‘brave’ tyre call

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40192 --- Renault’s engineering director Pat Symonds has defended the team’s decision to put Heikki Kovalainen on intermediate tyres on a dry track in the closing stages of the European Grand Prix. Renault’s weather forecasts suggested rain was imminent, but before it materialised Kovalainen had to nurse his inters on a bone-dry surface for several laps. The move looked like a low-percentage gamble given that Kovalainen was running...Read Full Story