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New reliability software for Renault 11 Jul 2006

Fernando Alonso (ESP) Renault R26 makes a pit stop.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 10, United States Grand Prix, Race, Indianapolis, USA, 2 July 2006

Renault have stepped up the fight to maintain their incredible reliability record, as their world championship contest with the equally reliable Ferrari team gathers intensity.

On Monday, the Enstone team announced the deployment of a TeamWorks software platform to support the ‘event fault’ management processes for the R26 race car. This process is mission critical, as it supports car reliability objectives for any event and issues related to car operations in general.

The Renault Formula One Team will also incorporate the software to assist with the fault management process in its chassis factory at Enstone, UK.

"The Event Faults process is critical to the continued success of the Renault F1 Team and the R26," said Arnaud Boulanger, Head of Process Engineering at the team's headquarters in Enstone, UK. "In most cases, faults need to be prioritised and fixed by engineering before the next event and certainly before race time, and Lombardi's software enables us to do it as efficiently as possible."

"Managing and solving problems in real-time at the circuit is one of the keys to success in Formula One," explained the team's Technical Director, Bob Bell. "Whether a problem occurs during track testing or at a Grand Prix, it could ultimately prevent us from finishing a race - and therefore needs to be solved quickly and effectively. The ability to solve problems faster and more efficiently allows us to focus more of our resources on performance development and staying ahead of the competition. That can make the difference between winning and losing world championships."

Renault and Ferrari go head-to-head again this weekend, in the French Grand Prix at Magny-Cours, the 11th round of the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship.