Remi Taffin, Renault’s engine chief, has said Formula 1’s 2022 engine freeze means they can complete their 2023 plans sooner.
Formula 1 has put out an engine freeze for 2022, much to the delight of many engine makers. Red Bull for example, will set up its own engine division and take Honda’s engines for next year.
Renault are happy for a different reason. The engine supplier for Alpine says it will bring its 2023 engine plans forward to next year.
The engine chief for Renault, Remi Taffin, gave an interview to motorsport.com. he said;
“The ’21 engine was not actually driven by what’s happening in 2022 or 2023.
“The decision we have made back in 2020 was driven by the fact that we would actually put everything on 2022, having in mind that we would have another revolution in 2023.
“We could make the best out of the new baseline we had for 2022, which is now not the case anymore because we haven’t got 2023.”
Renault only supply Alpine with engines, after McLaren made the switch to Mercedes this year.