Alonso: I still have faith in Renault

Fernando Alonso says he still has faith in his Renault team despite the French outfit's disappointing first part of the 2009 season

Alonso: I still have faith in Renault

Alonso has scored just 11 points in seven races and is already 50 behind championship leader Jenson Button as his R29 car has not proved competitive enough to fight near the top.

The two-time champion, however, says he still trusts Renault can improve the situation, although he is realistic about what can be done this year.

"I have a lot of faith in this team and I know that everybody is working hard to improve our situation," said Alonso.

"We've been together a long time and have shown before that we never give up.

"But we need to be realistic because all the other teams are pushing just as hard to develop their cars and so it's not easy to take a big step forward.

"We just need to keep adding parts at each race to make sure we can fight for points and hopefully podiums on a regular basis."

Renault's technical director Bob Bell says the team's capacity to react quickly is a good omen for the rest of the season.

"We are reacting and one of the things that we've done well this year is to get the new developments on the car as quickly as possible," said Bell.

"The twin-diffuser was a good example of that as such components normally take up to fifteen weeks to introduce, but we cut that down to five weeks, which was a tremendous credit to the team.

"We will continue to react quickly and when we find a development that brings the desired result, we will do everything in our power to get it on the car as soon as possible."

Bell revealed the team will have a few new updates for the British Grand Prix this weekend, and he is hopeful they will help Renault take a significant step forward.

"We have a development to the diffuser, which is a reasonable step forward, as well as an upgrade to the front wing package. We explored some developments to the front wing in Turkey and will be running it again in Silverstone with further enhancements that we believe will improve the car.

"We also have some mechanical changes, more to do with functionality than performance, but they're still important and should help us."

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