Sep.12 (GMM) French formula one team Renault has distanced itself from comments made by one of its prominent chiefs in the wake of Lewis Hamilton's controversial Belgian grand prix penalty.
Pat Symonds, the Enstone based team's veteran engineering boss, said the fact the McLaren driver lost his Spa-Francorchamps victory could be a further deterrent to overtaking."I think it does call into question (F1's) philosophy," Symonds said, "because everyone is saying we need more overtaking, we need more excitement, and we need more personalities," he said."And yet it seems to me that everything that actually happens seems to be against that."Renault, whose team boss Flavio Briatore was at Monza nominated a director of the new F1 teams' FOTA alliance, distanced itself from Symonds' comments."The team states that Pat Symonds was expressing his personal opinion on the matter and that his comments were not representing in any way the team's position," a statement read.