Renault boss Eric Boullier says he is eager to see what kind of progress Renault can make in the next few races, as he sets his F1 team's sights on overhauling Mercedes GP.
The French car manufacturer has made impressive progress with its R30 this season, having elected to take an aggressive development push with the car at every race. With yet another new front wing having helped it out-qualify both Ferraris in Turkey last weekend, Boullier now reckons that more updates scheduled for Canada and the next few races can lift it past Mercedes GP, too.
"I am eagerly looking for the next steps," Boullier told AUTOSPORT. "We have some steps for Canada, but we have to remember the track is different in terms of the downforce level. However, for Valencia and Silverstone we will keep the development rate up. We can now go faster than Mercedes GP in qualifying, and that is the goal."
Renault is currently fifth in the Constructors' Championship after the Turkish Grand Prix, with Robert Kubica sixth in the drivers' standings having taken two podium finishes.