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Canada GP: Preview - Renault

The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve has the fastest overall lap time of the year with one lap taking an average of less than 80secs. The heavy braking zones of the hairpins and chicanes will increase fuel consumption and the race will require more fuel than the 100kg limit. Energy recovery will therefore be critical to regulation conformity. Renault has however made strong progress in this aspect of performance since the start of the year.Over 55% of the lap is taken at full throttle. While not quite in the same league as Spa and Monza, which are taken at around 70% full throttle, it is still a significant proportion of the lap at full power. As much as good top speed is important, it is the...
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