Renault has ruled out designing a “new car” for the 2007 season.
Giancarlo Fisichella recently urged that it might be the only way for the reigning world champions to recover their lost position as a formula one pacesetter, but his rookie teammate Heikki Kovalainen explained that team chiefs have decided against the option.
“We have been talking to the engineers and designers and the outcome was that we will not design a new car in the middle of the year,” the Finn said on F1’s official website.
Kovalainen, 25, explained that Renault will instead stick to its “planned developments” while also trying to understand the cause of the current lack of grip.
He added: “It will be a step by step development and not the big overhaul.
“And if I manage to keep the car on the track you will see our comeback within the next few races.”