Renault still a month behind admits Taffin 15 March, 2014 Remi Taffin Renault is still about a month behind schedule, relative to its rival Formula 1 engine suppliers admits Remi Taffin, despite the fact that premier partner team Red Bull has taken a big step forwards in Melbourne after a disastrous winter. Asked if Renault have been surprised by the superiority of Mercedes and Ferrari with the very same revolutionary rules, he told the French-language news agency AFP: “No, we are not surprised. “This [Mercedes and Ferrari’s level] is what we wanted, and what we imagined we would achieve. “We’re not there yet, because we’ve had reliability problems and that caused a bit of a delay. We are about a month behind,” said Taffin. And Mercedes’ Formula 1 Chairman Niki Lauda said that no engine supplier is currently giving full power to its customers. “Not even Mercedes,” he told Kleine Zeitung newspaper. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Content on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Getty Images, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.