Renault wants FIA to ensure that rival manufacturers do not use oil in order to boost their engines, as a lot of manufacturers tend to mix oil with fuel in order to get better returns.
Renault now wants the FIA to take greater efforts in order to look into this matter.
“Much has been done in relation to these loopholes, but we continue to collaborate with the FIA to ensure they have the tools to monitor them properly,” said Cyril Abiteboul, Renault boss.
So it’s not just about good rules but also how to monitor them.
“I’m sure the rules are clear, but I’m not sure yet about the FIA’s capacity to monitor them.” he added.
Renault haven’t been all clean with their engine supply with a customer team complaining that it wasn’t being fairly treated.
“It’s a concern for customer teams and for good reason. They should be treated equally, and we’ve always done that in our 40 years as an engine supplier,” Abiteboul said.
“But we must also accept that there will always be small differences. For example, Red Bull has another partner, so they use different fuel and oil.
“But we didn’t force them to and so they could have used our partner,” he added.
Renault have been very vocal about the fact that they don’t want any oil to be mixed with fuel and that no one in the sport should be doing it.
FIA will now need to put in extra measures in order to ensure that it doesn’t happen, as clearly Renault are not happy with what the FIA are presently doing with respect to it.