Renault - sports team, participating in the Formula 1 races. The history of the team began in 1977 when it was organized by avtoroizvoditelem-Renault. Initially, the team Renault positioned as a national French project. For the French team were racers, sponsored French companies Elf and Equipe, even the tires, which were equipped cars were produced by the French company Michelin.Osnovnaya rate in the 70's was made at the Renault team turbine engines, which, although characterized by high capacity, but could not boast of reliability . During this period, the team scored only one victory in 1979. Despite the problems with the engines in the 1983 season the team won second place in the Constructors' Championship, and driver Alain Prost took second place in the individual competition. However, a title he prevented the gathering because of problems with the turbine at the last stage of the race. Since then, the results are not getting better, and the team left the formula 1. From 1989 to 1997, part of Renault's Formula 1 engines was to supply its production of engines leading komandam.S Williams and Benetton teams have won the Constructors' Cup six times in a row. Return of the team in the ranks of Formula 1 dates back to 2002 when they finished chetvertymi.V 2003 they were able to hold onto fourth place in 2004, reached the third season, and in 2005 won the world championship, and won first place in the Constructors' Championship. Riders who have brought the team victory - Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella. They also helped the 2006 team Renault repeated its success. In 2007, Fernando Alonso left the team, which led to an unsuccessful season - the team finished in third place in the Constructors' Championship. In this regard, in 2008, Flavio Briatore, head of the department of Renault Formula 1, has decided to update the structure. Thanks to him, returned to the team, Fernando Alonso, a co-pilot took place Nelson Piquet Jnr. Because of the scandal surrounding Grand Prix 2008 in Singapore, the team has lost its main sponsor and changed its color back to black and yellow coloring. In season 2010 the team debuted Russian driver Vitaly Petrov.
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Formula 1

2017-11-24 13:04:03

Hartley is the first company in Abu Dhabi

Hartley is the first company in Abu Dhabi

The pilot Toro Rosso Brendon Hartley will lose ten positions at the start of Sunday's race for the replacement of elements of the power plant.On the new Zealander had set the ninth unit MGU-H. Considering the complexity of spare parts Renault, this replacement is likely not the last.

2017-11-24 12:54:04

The goal of the Honda mechanics to beat Renault

The following season, Honda will be working with the team Toro Rosso. Japanese motorists are configured during the season to stay ahead of colleagues from Renault.Yusuke Hasegawa Honda F1 "Gradually we are reducing the gap. During the winter break, we are going to make serious progress to during the season-2018 to catch up and overtake Renault".Recall that in the Renault camp switched the team McLaren, which last three years I suffered with Honda engines.

2017-11-23 12:24:03

Williams have confirmed their participation in the tests Sirotkin

In the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season, the Williams will participate lance Stroll, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.On the first day, 28 November, driving FW40 will work lance Stroll and Robert Kubica. The second day, November 29, will be divided between them Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.The statement of the press service Williams said "We neterpeniem waiting for the opportunity to test new tires with the new pilots the lance as a combat pilot season in 2018, Robert with his experience and Sergey is a promising new talent Formula-1".On account Sirotkin three test day in the Sauber and Renault, during which he drove a distance of 1181 km, and seven of Friday's practice.

2017-11-23 11:14:03

Cyril abiteboul Plans for 2021 will entice new producers

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul doubt that the new engines proposed for 2021, suitable for independent producers.The idea is that independent companies such as Aston Martin, Cosworth, Ilmor were able to enter the championship on the rights of the manufacturer.But Cyril abiteboul doubt that plan will work "If the FIA and Liberty will not be able to offer an engine that will work on standard technology, so even with the extreme limitations in most areas of development, the private producers will not be able to enter the championship.And this business plan will only work if producers are subsidized by sponsors or a major car company.But this engine will be attractive to car companies. So I ask FIA and Liberty to ask themselves new potential participants what they want from the new engine".

2017-11-23 10:54:04

Roman Grosjean We grow together

Roman Grosjean We grow together

Roman Grosjean admitted that he likes to grow together with my team Haas.Roman Grosjean "We grow together. I have an advantage in that I started my career in Formula 1 in 27 years, and now I'm 31.I see that continue to evolve, so will be able to speak, until I was 37, 38 or even 39 years. I have still to come. If I can grow up with Haas, then Yes, why notBut if they give me a car capable of winning, then I'm ready to move on to something else".On account of Grogan six full seasons in Formula 1. Best result - 7th place in 2013 with the Lotus currently Renault.

2017-11-22 11:14:03

Renault wants to keep modern engines in 2021

Renault does not approve the Liberty Media plans for Formula 1 for the introduction of the new regulations on engines with season-2021.In other words, Renault has joined Mercedes and Ferrari opposed the proposed format is much more cheap and simple engines.The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul "We will get a new engine. For example. This means new development, new project, maybe more people, more investment.The second problem is that we don't know how a Formula 1 car will look like in 2021 chassis, weight, what are the measures for distribution of funds - we don't know the whole picture.We have a concept of the engine, but we can only gossip about it until other pieces of the puzzle will come together.Today I don't like the MGU-H. But by 2020, we will solve this problem. The new engines offered by Liberty, will be cheaper for manufacturers and customers, and will start again from scratch with a new concept engine.And again there will be manufacturers that will find right and wrong decisions, again starting field will be divided into two groups, so I see no reason to deviate from the existing concept".

2017-11-21 20:54:03

Sergey Sirotkin claims a place in Williams

Sergey Sirotkin is called in as a contender for a place in the team Williams. It is expected that Russians will take part in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season, driving a Williams.This season, Sirotkin worked as a reserve pilot of the team Renault, and in this capacity, he spent several Friday practice and test sessions.There, in Abu Dhabi, the one day tests will fulfill Robert Kubica, another contender for a place in Williams.

2017-11-21 12:04:03

Kubica has already signed a contract with Williams

NBC journalists believe that Robert Kubica has already signed a contract with the Williams team. The announcement of a two-year agreement is expected during the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Let's remind, that Kubica has not played in Formula 1 in 2010 due to a serious hand injury received during a rally race. This season he conducted a series of tests at the wheel of old cars Renault and Williams.The Williams contract with Kubica means that Daniil Kvyat next year will remain without a seat in Formula 1.

2017-11-21 11:54:04

Carlos Sainz This is a tough fight for sixth place

Carlos Sainz This is a tough fight for sixth place

The pilot of Renault Carlos Sainz believes that the fight for sixth place in the championship will be very intense.Carlos Sainz "I left Brazil with a positive attitude, because I'm starting to feel in the car home. We with confidence travel to Abu Dhabi to fight for points. It will be a tough fight for sixth position in the team standings, but we are ready for the challenge.I'm still on a steep learning curve in this team, so I hope for another step forward in Abu Dhabi. Of course I want to qualify and finish in the top ten. Until now, we definitely only had positive races with Renault. And I want to finish the year with a satisfied smile on her face."Now Renault in the championship, seventh place. The Toro Rosso team it is second only 4 points. I wonder what Sainz for Toro Rosso earned 90 of points.

2017-11-21 11:34:03

Honda Gradually the gap reduced

The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa said that the gap in power between Japanese power plant and other competitors are gradually reduced.Yusuke Hasegawa "in Monza our engine was at a decent level. It all depends on the track. Our competitors sometimes faster, sometimes faster than we are. I can say that our team is almost equal in speed with Williams, Force India and Renault.We were able to maximize current performance of the engine in Brazil, which is encouraging before the last race in Abu Dhabi.From the point of view of power, we are a little behind other manufacturers engines. But we are reducing the gap.We have not had any problems with reliability, which is also encouraging".

2017-11-20 11:04:04

Chapter Haas Points do not reflect our progress

Chapter Haas Points do not reflect our progress

Director Haas Gunther Steiner said that the number of points this season does not reflect the real picture of the progress of his team.Gunther Steiner "I think that the points about saying something, but not everything. Even if we are engaged in a battle with equal power teams, we have a still different level of speed.I would not say that we would be better off if we had less points, but obviously we have made progress in all areas.We would like to improve their position in the championship. Today, the teams battling for sixth place, are approximately equal, so be sure to try to fix all in Abu Dhabi. At least one place we must rise above."Before the final race of the season, Haas concedes 2 points and 6 points, Renault is losing Toro Rosso.

2017-11-19 11:24:04

The head of Renault Race in Abu Dhabi- mini-League

The head of Renault Race in Abu Dhabi- mini-League

The head of Renault's Cyril abiteboul believes that the race in Yas Marina is a small Cup in the championship.Cyril abiteboul "This race is a small domestic championship. We are in a tight fight with Toro Rosso and Haas, and we still need to fight to win. One of us will take the sixth position, and someone seventh and eighth. Therefore we all prepare for the last race hard.We have five points more than now have with Toro Rosso, so we will have to attack, to become the sixth. At the same time we have to be careful because we are just two points ahead of Haas.We are confident in our pilots. Nico and Carlos are great together and pushing each other forward. This cooperation helps us to develop the car".

2017-11-18 10:24:04

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1

The Russian company BR Engineering has introduced a new sportprototip BR1. Track Bahrain International Circuit in the final stage of the FIA WEC season-2017 the global Motorsport community and journalists first saw the car, whose creation was announced a year ago. Car LMP1 was created by Russian company BR Engineering together with the famous Italian automaker Dallara to participate in the new superstone of the world championship FIA WEC.In the presentation BR1 participated Boris Rotenberg, founder and Director of the BR Engineering Pierre Fillon, President of the Association ASO Gerard Neveu, head of the FIA WEC Luca Pignata, chief designer Dallara Dmitry Samorukov, Director of SMP Racing pilots of the program of development of Russian Motorsport SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Vitaly Petrov and Matevos Isahakyan Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Bahrain Qarayev, Vagif DragonSpeed team principal Elton Julian and Russian engineers and students of technical Universities who took part in the development of the prototype. The music for the premiere of BR1 was written by Russian composer and producer Victor Drobysh.The presentation was opened by Boris Rotenberg. According to him, the engineers managed to create a completely new car, which used the most modern technologies and materials"it is Symbolic that on 17 November, during the final stage of the FIA WEC season in 2016, we announced the signing of an agreement between BR and Dallara Engineering to start work on a prototype BR1. Today, exactly a year later, we proudly present you the result. During the work on the car we used the best international experience, achievements one of the best companies Dallara. At various stages in the development of the car was actively attended by Russian specialists, and also worked on the simulator the current pilot program SMP Racing Vitaly Petrov, Sergey Sirotkin, Mikhail Aleshin, Viktor Shaitar and Kirill Ladygin. Their task was to from the point of view of experienced riders to make suggestions in key aspects of the prototype, from the ergonomics to the behavior of the car on the road".Prototype BR1 passed all the necessary tests and homologation of the FIA, a number of tests on race tracks under the control of SMP Racing pilots. Ahead of the Russian car the new season of the world championship on races on endurance 2018-2019, where SMP Racing intends to put the two Russian crew in the highest category of the championship, LMP1, to fight for the highest results in the overall classification.While the company BR Engineering, the first manufacturer of the chassis presenting to the public the car are ready to participate in the FIA WEC next season, already signed a contract for the production of a prototype BR1 for team DragonSpeed, also announced recently its intentions to move into the LMP1 category of the FIA WEC."I must say that the rate BR1 on the track is impressive, - said the pilot program SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin. - Impressive and how well made the prototype, and how sensitively it responds to changes in preferences that we do. To work with such a machine is a pleasure. Now our task is to spend as much time behind the wheel, to detect the different nuances, to work with the settings, because even in the ideal technique is always better. I am sure that next season prototype BR1 compete with rivals".One of the main innovations in superstone 2018-2019 world Championship on races on endurance will be the merging of hybrid and non-hybrid prototypes in one of the LMP1 class with defined capacity limitations. This will allow private teams, including the Russian team SMP Racing and DragonSpeed team, to compete for a championship titles FIA WEC.Facts ABOUT the prototype of BR1-CLASS LMP1 the process of creating aerodynamic elements of the new prototype was held 16 sessions in the wind tunnel, the total length of which was 600 hours, during which it has produced 1000 trials.In tests on the simulator and on the finished prototype was attended 5 professional pilots SMP Racing programme, including Vitaly Petrov, first Russian Formula 1 driver- Mikhail Aleshin, the pilot of the American series IndyCar- Sergey Sirotkin, the reserve pilot of the Formula 1 Renault- Kirill Ladygin, a multiple champion of Russia on go-karting and road racing, the bronze prize-winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans- Victor Shaitar, world champion, winner of the race "24 hours of Le Mans", FIA WEC.On the simulator prototype BR1 pilots had a total of 64 hours, which amounted to 173 session or 870 laps.TECHNICAL characteristics of the PROTOTYPE BR1AER V6 twin turbo 720 HP Possible to install motorsGibson V8 LMP1 Spec 700 HP.Message other proizvodyaschuyu Le Mans Sprint body kit on the back 6-speed robotic transmission Xtrac lock differentialbaselsn TILTON Brembo brake system LMP1 UPRAVLENIE with power production Kayaba.Userrepository pilotado the foot pedal accelerator and timesmachine disciminate, production OZ specifically for Michelin Radial LMP1 18 dumontadriana 930 kg.

2017-11-16 21:34:04

Max Verstappen ended Renault engine parts

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen has admitted that the Renault just out of spare parts for the engine, because they focus on the powerplant of the season in 2018.Max Verstappen "on the one hand, I can understand that. But on the other hand, if you have so many reliability issues during the season, as a supplier, you should do everything possible to provide customers with sufficient details.This seems logical, so I was a frustrating situation, but we also have to accept it.After four very good races it is a pity that in Abu Dhabi we will not have the chance to use full power, but we also have to be realistic".

2017-11-16 10:24:04

Flavio Briatore Lewis was more motivated

The former head of Renault Flavio Briatore believes that Lewis Hamilton deserved to win his fourth title.Flavio Briatore "this year, he was more motivated. He worked more on the track than at the disco. That he helped win the title".

2017-11-15 12:44:03

Red Bull we Will collect the car from debris

The head of the team Red Bull's Christian Horner admitted that there are indeed problems with spare parts for power units of Renault.Christian Horner "Obviously, the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will become for us a TV show where a car is assembled from garbage. Let's hope that our power plant has not been damaged in Brazil.To be honest, Renault mechanics should be praised - they work wonders in conditions of restricted stock of parts able to assemble a working engine."Problems with spare parts have a Junior team Toro Rosso. In the course of the weekend in Brazil there's even a set of turbines which formerly stood on the factory Renault cars.

2017-11-15 12:24:03

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

McLaren has the car adapts 2018 under the Renault engines

Team McLaren is making every effort to tailor the car next season under a new supplier of engines. Auto Motor und Sport reports that Renault powerplant has a completely different architecture compared to Honda.McLaren chief designer Matt Morris confirmed "We had to redo the clutch and transmission.Cooling requirements and radiator also quite different. During the year, we will rely on the recommendations of Renault. Only after accumulating experience, we will be able to develop something of their own".

2017-11-15 11:24:03

Fernando Alonso Toro Rosso should frighten the weak power Honda

The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso believes that the deal with Honda should really worry the Toro Rosso.Fernando Alonso "No power should disturb Toro Rosso next year.As for Renault, it is the best engine manufacturer in Formula 1 over the last 15 years. They've won more titles than anyone, so I'm not worried".

2017-11-15 10:44:03

Alain Prost We don't play dirty

Renault Ambassador Alain Prost said that his company before the end of the season to fully work out the contract with Toro Rosso.Alain Prost "of Course, despite the rumors, Toro Rosso will be our engines in Abu Dhabi.Renault involved in Formula 1 for so many years, and we always provide everyone the same opportunities. We will never play dirty to win a few seats in the world Cup."Earlier, Toro Rosso has accused Renault that the French motorists deliberately put poor quality power plant.

2017-11-14 16:54:03

Flavio Briatore C Raikkonen Ferrari to win the constructors ' championship

The former head of the commands Benetton Renault Flavio Briatore believes that Ferrari should refuse the services of Kimi Raikkonen.Flavio Briatore "I don't know what is going to make Sergio Marchionne, but with Raikkonen they do not win the Cup of designers. To win, you need to have two excellent pilots, and Ferrari has only one.I would with eyes closed signed a contract with Verstappen. It's a real pilot, which was nice to see".

2017-11-14 12:54:05

Red Bull tries to calm the Toro Rosso

A big scandal broke out in the paddock after Toro Rosso and Renault exchanged mutual accusations. According to the Italian team, Renault specifically sabotaging the work of the stables, as from next year, Toro Rosso goes into the mill Honda.The Toro Rosso statement "do Not forget that the team is fighting with Renault for the constructors' championship. As he said himself Cyril abiteboul, our problems may not be just coincidence."In defense of the Renault acted as a sports consultant to senior team Red Bull Helmut Marko "As usual, at the end of a long season seething emotions in full force. But it is important for us to work with Renault without conflict is a valuable relationship and they will remain. We believe that the engine supplier is fair in its work in relation to all its partners".

2017-11-13 10:24:03

Nico Hulkenberg it's Good that I earned a point

Nico Hulkenberg it's Good that I earned a point

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg race in Brazil finished in tenth position, thus earning one point.Nico Hulkenberg "it's Good that I got the first point after the stage in Spa, although it was a pretty long and difficult race. We lost starting places early in the race. And to defend against Hamilton and ricciardo was impossible.On the one hand, it's good to finish the race, on the other hand, we have lacked pace for more. I fought hard, but in vain. Now I'm focused on the final race in Abu Dhabi".

2017-11-12 20:54:03

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

Chronicle of the race Grand Prix of Brazil

184951 - Today from pole position for the third time in his career, will start Valtteri Bottas.185046 - Next to him is Sebastian Vettel.185102 - Second row Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen.185154 - Third row Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso.185252 - the Spaniard sixth, and so high it didn't start in 2014, when he played for Ferrari.185319 - the Fourth row completely for Renault Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz.185341 - Completing the top ten Felipe Massa and Esteban Windows.185405 - we Already know that Massa ends his career in Formula 1, so it's his last start on home track.185432 - Next Grosjean, Vandorn, Magnussen, Riccardo, Wehrlein, Stroll, Ericsson, Hartley and 185511 - Riccardo and the last four were different penalties one for replacement of transmission, some elements of the power plant.185525 from the pit lane will start Lewis Hamilton.185603 - British guy failed the first qualified in the status of four-time champion, breaking the car on the first lap. 185629 - Mercedes took advantage of the situation and replaced Lewis powerplant, so it will start from the pit lane.185724 - the Temperature is +28C and the track warmed up to +60C185818 - Round here short 4309 M185826 - race Distance - 71 185840 - There are two independent zones DRS185852 - Rain during the race is not 185926 - Raikkonen on the starting grid had problems with the electrics. But I guess everything was solved.190013 - Pilots go on warm-up 190027 - Most pilots chose the tires 190107 - On the harder Soft will start Riccardo he spent the second part of the qualification on these tires, Eriksson, went Out and 190130 - a Lot of live were greeted by the local 190202 - Machine return to the starting 190218 - All ready to 190230 - Lewis stands at the exit of the pit 190259 - START190327 - Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen.190334 - Behind the reversal 190406 - Grosjean and Windows simultaneously 190412 - On the road machine 190439 - Grosjean knocked out Windows, and Esteban is the first gathering in your career190502 - McLaren Vandorn 190515 Windows tried to get to the boxes, but still stood on 190527 - the Entire peloton rides through pit 190650 - 1 lap Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Alonso, Massa, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz, Faded, Ericsson, Hartley, Stroll, Hamilton, Wehrlein, Grosjean, 190706 - Magnussen also 190724 - by car Riccardo changed the bow 190840 - During the launch.

2017-11-12 08:34:06

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa through to the final qualification of the Grand Prix of Brazil, which showed 10-th result. To achieve the best, according to the Brazilian, he was not allowed Carlos Sainz from Renault.Felipe Massa "I was pleased with the qualification, or rather, the first two rounds. I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot that is specifically not allowed me to finish the job. It was really disappointing.I think that if you make a mistake, all right then, but it was not a mistake. I'm really disappointed on the last lap it was raining, and I'm not going to give up. And I believe that my result could be much better".

2017-11-12 08:34:05

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg at the end of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix was on the 8th position.Nico Hulkenberg "Today our result and the car was equally good. I can be happy with yourself and your rate. We had great rounds in the final.Of course, I'd like a little more rain to the peloton mixed up, but that didn't happen. Well, the goal for tomorrow is to finish in the points. This is a reasonable goal, but we have to fight with the pilots Force India, McLaren and Williams. Let's see what happens in the race".

2017-11-11 23:24:03

Qualifying score after Brazil

In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.

2017-11-11 18:24:03

Carlos Sainz has denied rumors about the transition in the Red Bull 2019

The pilot of Renault, Carlos Sainz has denied rumours that his stay in Renault fleeting.Carlos Sainz "I am very good attitude to Renault. They helped me feel at home from the first day of work. The team helped to adapt very quickly to new conditions and car.All questions and rumors about the year 2019 does not interest me. The rumors about the return of Red Bull baseless".It is known that Red Bull gave Sainz the team Renault in rent for one year. Obviously, if Riccardo will leave Red Bull at the end of 2018, his place will be occupied by Carlos.

2017-11-11 09:54:04

Toro Rosso may miss Abu Dhabi

Toro Rosso may miss the stage in Abu Dhabi. The team may not be enough spare parts to prepare two cars for the final race of the season.According to Auto Motor und Sport, powerplant on machines Toro Rosso recently broke down so often that it has ended the stock of items prepared by the specialists of Renault until the end of the season. In the end we have to transfer parts from one machine to another, especially for turbine modules and MGU-H. Helmut Marko, a sports consultant to Red Bull even made a joke on this subject "Now Toro Rosso resemble a store of spare parts for used cars".Jokes aside, the Renault has already admitted that will not have time to prepare a new power plant to Abu Dhabi.Cyril abiteboul, head of Renault Sport "Preparation of these items requires a lot of time. Two weeks is not enough".In the senior Red Bull team also problems begin. So, on the car of Daniel ricciardo set the turbine that was previously used factory team Renault.Meanwhile, experts note that the problems the Toro Rosso with engines related to the fact that they ignore the demands of the engineers of Renault. I wonder how they will work next year with the Honda DIY.

2017-11-11 09:44:03

Carlos Sainz I feel like I've made progress

Carlos Sainz I feel like I've made progress

The pilot of Renault Carlos Sainz in the practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix showed 11-th result.Carlos Sainz "It was a positive day for me, because every time out to the track, I felt I had made progress. During the day, I got more confidence in working with the machine. Well, today I have completed your program. I am sure that tomorrow I will be able to fight for more good results together with the team".