The Styrian Grand Prix was the first to be held after the Fernando Alonso Announce his return to Formula 1 with the help of Renault. Although its return will not take place until 2021, the cars will use the same chassis as this season, so not too many changes are expected from one course to another.
Fernando Alonso he was able to verify during the Styrian Grand Prix that Mercedes, Red bull and Racing Point they play in another league. However, the FIA has accepted a complaint from Renault to the latter team for alleged irregularity of their cars. Whatever happens with Racing Point, both Or with (fifth) like Ricciardo (ninth) ranked better than Stroll (thirteenth) and Sergio Perez (seventeenth).
Regarding career, both Ocon and Ricciardo were faster than Carlos Sainz. The latter had more merit since he had the opportunity to overtake him when he was wearing medium tires and the Spanish soft tires. However, the Renault did not go to Sainz until a disastrous pit stop scuttled his options. Finally Ricciardo he was eighth, ahead of Carlos Sainz; even if Lando Norris, the other McLaren, finished the Grand Prix of Styria fifth.
Renault can be as fast or faster than McLaren
Stephen OconFor his part, he did not finish the race. He did it at the Austrian Grand Prix, a race in which Ricciardo did not finish, so the reliability of the Renault is something that can worry Fernando Alonso. What should not worry the Asturian, at least for now, is Ferrari. Beyond the collision of Leclerc and of Vettel in the exit, both classified behind Renault for the Styrian Grand Prix and they are not rivals. The evolution that they will present from Hungary will determine if they can be in the future.