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Renault boss says Liberty are looking in the wrong place to improve F1

Renault boss says Liberty are looking in the wrong place to improve F1

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Renault boss says Liberty are looking in the wrong place to improve F1

Renault boss says Liberty are looking in the wrong place to improve F1

Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul says Liberty Media's attempts to improve Formula 1 by changing technical regulations would be better served by investigating alterations to the sport's circuits.

Attempts to improve overtaking in races led Liberty to simplify front wings in 2019, but the development of those parts has largely switched to bargeboards, meaning cars remain difficult to follow.

And Abiteboul says F1's bosses might be looking in the wrong place if they want to raise the excitement levels.

"One thing I think we need to do a bit more is engineer the tracks," he told Autosport.

"I would prefer a bit less over-engineering of the technical regulations, and a bit more engineering of the track layout, rather than investing into 20 cars that should be different every year.

"I would maybe change one or two corners, at each track. it would be much more cost efficient, and much better for the sport.

"I know that they have put a lot of engineering effort into Vietnam. But it's something where we could all collectively think 'what would be good for F1?'"

A race that attracted particular flak this year was Renault's home race, the French Grand Prix, with Paul Ricard playing host to an extremely processional race.

Abiteboul added: "We tried to make it a bit interesting towards the end, and were penalised for that!

"So what we've done is some simulations of alternative configurations of how to make it more interesting.

"I would like to see more getting together from the teams in engineering some solutions and some improvements for the tracks.

"If 10 teams were to collaborate on improving tracks I'm sure we could come up with some fantastic results, and we don't need to wait for 2021 for that. That would be next year already."

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