Renault team leader Abitobull said that when Alonso officially joins the team in 2021, the team’s room for mistakes will be further reduced. In 2021, there will be two new teams that will be renamed-Aston Martin (match point) and Alpine (Renault). Vettel and Alonso are the drivers of these two teams. Recently Alonso returned to the Renault team's factory, and the team is buying some test time for Alonso. Alonso's return is well-received, and the return of the two world champions has greatly raised the expectations of the outside world for Renault.
Abitobull knows this pressure well. "We know that Alonso will not make mistakes," he told German "AMuS", "we will no longer have excuses, we must improve the performance on the track."
With only 7 games left this season, the Renault team is 7 points behind the customer team McLaren. This situation is obviously not what Abitobull wants to see.
"The situation in the first 8 races is like this. The more energy we spend in high-speed corners, the more rewards we get. The car used to have unstable downforce in high-speed corners. But at Mugello circuit, We finally broke this rule. The car may have more potential, we just need to unleash it. For example, our performance during the test in Barcelona was useless, and even at the Spa circuit, our competitiveness was still not fully demonstrated. We think there are many possibilities. For example, the window for racing cars is very narrow. If the window is really small, then we will lose a lot of opportunities. This is why we tested many settings in Mugello, and some of them have confirmed us. Theory."