VIVE LA FRANCE
HOWabout a free plug for Renault and the French motor industry, please? Renault has proved once again that it is the best engine maker in the world, having won another F1 GP — which is the toughest proving ground in the world for engine technology.
Remember too that Renault reintroduced turbo motors into the modern GP era and when turbos were banned, it was Renault’s V10 configuration that the likes of Ferrari and Honda copied when they realised their V12s were unsuitable. Renault introduced pneumatic and electro-pneumatic precise- valve actuation which has been emulated by all of the modern engine makers.
It was a Frenchman, Jacques Schneider, and his trophy that spurred on the development of the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 aero engine in time for WWII.
The British proudly claim that winning the Battle of Britain was the turning point for them during the war — which means, by their own admission, Britain was saved by a Frenchman.