F1 - The engine of Magnussen at Spa will reservir


The engine that Kevin Magnussen was at the Spa should still be used. It has obviously not been damaged by his dramatic accident.

Kevin Magnussen has had a very big crash at Spa (video). Renault has had to use a new chassis at Monza, while the engine is returned to Viry-Chatillon for analysis.

The powertrain has obviously no damage. The French team intends to roll Magnussen with this powertrain, the Friday on one of the next few weekends, to confirm that it can still be used in the race.
"It is (...) likely that we can use the powertrain of Kevin Magnussen at Spa, virgin of any serious damage after the accident, for Friday in Singapore or at Sepang," confirmed Bob Bell, technical director chassis of Renault.

Renault has made great progress on the engine

The powertrain, Renault has made big strides this year. The reliability is there and the performances have improved. This is one of the most positive for the French manufacturer, since the chassis is still in withdrawal, due to the level of Lotus last year.

"We seem to be strong enough in (the) field (of the drivetrain)," said Bob Bell. "One of the real success stories this year is the strength of the powertrain in both its improved performance and reliability. "
"This is due to the huge amount of work done to Viry. "

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