The French team, whose improvements had taken it to third place in the Constructors’ World Championship, suffered a setback at the Turkish Grand Prix, after which it fell to fifth place. In Renault make no secret of their disappointment, a feeling they had not experienced in Enstone since the signing of Fernando Alonso.
And is that the return of the Asturian, and the two podiums harvested by Ricciardo This season, they invited us to look optimistically to 2021. However, the Istanbul track has highlighted Renault’s problems with the tires. “When we switched to intermediate tires we just couldn’t make them last. There have been times during the race where I have been told it was one of the fastest, and a few laps later my tires were completely gone”Said the Australian driver after the Turkish Grand Prix.
Like Ricciardo, Marcin Budkowski pointed out: “The result of today’s race is very disappointing. It’s a shame that Daniel and Esteban touched at the beginning. Daniel looked competitive in the first part of the race, but his pace has dropped significantly after his second stop as he struggled on his tires.. Esteban had a solid race to finish eleventh and that was the best we could hope for after the incidents of the first lap and the lack of rhythm on the intermediate tires”. “We are already focused on the last three races in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi, where we hope to be competitive on more conventional and grippy surfaces; our goal is to fight for third position in the Championship”Added the executive director of Renault.
Alonso continues to work for Renault
At the time that the Turkish Grand Prix was being held, Fernando Alonso began a new two-day test in Abu Dhabi. There he will try to correct Renault’s problems for next season, thus finalizing his return to Formula 1.
Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi, @alo_oficial is kindly warming @ymcofficial up for us all!
More from Fernando tomorrow 😉 # RSspirit pic.twitter.com/nSdNAQQdf2
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