As you can imagine, much secrecy is involved. Sure, renderings have been shown, vague pictures with obsolete parts maybe. But yesterday on the Renault Corporate media site in a story about their engine facility in Viry-Châtillon, some rather detailed pictures appeared and Renault engineers are surely not too happy about it.
Teams routinely hire photographers to specifically take high resolution photos of every little detail on rival's cars but engines are always bolted so it's easy to imagine folks in Maranello and in Brixworth are taking a long, hard look at these pictures. Turbos, heads, headers, dyno graphs even some blueprints, could be gold for Mercedes and Ferrari. Unless that is, Renault is being fiendishly clever... (more picture courtesy of Renault Press after the break)
|I can't imagine a cooler job for young engineers|
|Renault's F1 engine shop in Viry, France|