Ricciardo: “If we qualify well, we can have a good result”

Ocon: “In Barcelona I had my best result in F1”

Renault faces the 2020 Formula 1 Spanish GP with a good taste after finding a decent pace in both UK races. Enstone’s team is now arriving in Barcelona, ​​where they also showed flashes of quality during the preseason, seeking to score as many points as possible in a tight mid-zone.

Daniel Ricciardo (9th in the World Cup):

“Barcelona is probably the most familiar circuit for all of us because of all the pre-season tests and during the season we do there. I think it will be interesting to go so late this year because it will be much hotter than in February or May, when we usually run. ”

“We had a decent winter at the beginning of the year, but the car has changed a bit since then, so I can’t wait to see how it goes. It’s not usually a very entertaining race in terms of overtaking because it is a high speed circuit and it is difficult. follow the car in front. I think that if we can qualify well, there is no reason not to have a good result. ”

Esteban Ocon (10th at the World Cup):

“Barcelona is like the home of Formula 1, in a way, because of all the tests we do there in winter. It is a circuit where I have had my best result in Formula 1: a fifth place in 2017. I have always been successful here and I had a good feeling because it is one of my favorite circuits. I am looking forward to a good result. ”

Ciaron Pilbeam, chief career engineer:

“Barcelona is mainly divided into two sections. The first two sectors are high speed and the end of the lap is much slower and very hard on the rear tires because there are many corners together.”

“One thing that is different this year is the time of year in which the race is held. Normally, we do the tests in winter and the Grand Prix is ​​in May, when it is usually hotter. Now we race in August and it can do a lot. heat. There may be less grip from the high temperatures, but that won’t change the fundamental elements of the track. ”

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