In the wake of challenging back-to-back races for the ten Formula One teams, the Brazilian Grand Prix is already looming. Interlagos is a legendary circuit that often makes for an unpredictable race in front of many excited fans.

The weather often plays an important role, but come rain or shine, the Renault F1 team are confident in the positive qualities of both their drivers and the R.S.17.

The enthusiasm of the fans is always enjoyable to see and hear; in so many regards it is a very fine event all round and one Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul is looking forward too.

“For its part, the Mexican Grand Prix was particularly difficult with a number of unacceptable mechanical problems and we have the clear intention to take fast and strong measures. The particularities of Mexico accentuated our weaknesses, but clearly we have not been successful in balancing performance and reliability,” he said. “The performance of our engine has progressed a lot this year as the results in qualifying and in the race attest; we now have to find reliability, for both us and our customers, even if Max won magnificently in Mexico.”

“The team remains confident and united, which is essential to maintain progress to the end of the season, and also for our preparations for 2018. We have the means; our organisation is stable, robust and competent.”

“This season we set ourselves the goal of fifth in the Constructors' Championship. Whilst achieving this is still mathematically possible, it is now a tall order after a race where we didn't score points. Mexico highlighted our performance potential. Both cars sadly retired, however the two cars reached Q3 and lined up seventh and eighth on the grid and were in fourth and fifth at the end of the first lap. Points were clearly within our reach.”

“There are now two Grands Prix remaining. We will do everything we can to be sixth at the end of the weekend. Finally, as in Mexico, we will display our concept of the Future of F1 with the R.S.2027 Vision, which was revealed earlier this year at the Shanghai Motor Show. It will be presented to the Brazilian media with, I am sure, the same success.”