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Renault chief predicts future success

12th February 2019, 17:54 by Aidan Perkins

Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul is sure "it's a question of when, not if" the team battle for race wins regularly again in Formula 1.

Renault finished fourth in the constructors' standings last year and while battling for overall glory with the likes of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull in 2019 looks a long shot, Abiteboul is sure they are on an upward curve.

The French team have brought in Daniel Ricciardo as their new eye-catching signing from Red Bull and Nico Hulkenberg will partner him on the grid.

Abiteboul, speaking at the unveiling of the new RS19 car at Enstone on Tuesday, says he is confident they can eventually challenge the other top teams properly.

He said: "What makes me be confident is with the stability of the engine regulations and the stability of the organisation, I can really say we know what we need to do.

"It’s not about trying to understand these new regulations, which are extremely complex, we are completely over them.

"It’s just about execution, it’s just about securing the technical breakthrough that we need in order to make it completely work in the way we want. It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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