Briatore: Updated Renault, close to BMW-Sauber 

Written by David on April 24th, 2008 at 11:50 amLast Update: April 24th, 2008 at 11:51 am

Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio BriatoreFollowing the updates introduced last week during Barcelona’s tests, Renault’s Managing Director Flavio Briatore is confident that the modified R28 will be close to BMW-Sauber. “It’s always good to think big. If the car works as we think, it will be behind BMW, but more or less at their level,” Briatore told Spanish newspaper As.

“And then Fernando will make the difference. Now we need to change our mentality to improve. I hope the result in Montmelo is important for all. Fernando will do everything possible and impossible to get it. I’d be very happy with a podium,” he added.

“We don’t think we are going to get pole in Barcelona. The important thing is to show signs of improvement. If a driver sees the car is improving, his confidence grows. We are hoping to improve not only in Barcelona, but also in Turkey, Monaco. We have seen in the test that the car is better, and if don’t make a big jump we’ll make a small one.”

“Fernando is working in an incredible way with the car. He is working with the mechanics, with the engineers. I think he’s better than ever. He’s matured a lot. And working together I’m sure we’ll move forward.”

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