Date released: July 5 2020
” The speed is there men, well certify higher up next time.” It feels excellent to get back in the points, to have an excellent race, to relearn a little bit about whatever. Getting back in the automobile like that, it was pretty great, it provided me a great exercise in real circumstances!” From where we certified, its still great to have ended up in the points. That was the purpose of this first race here.
His team-mate Esteban Ocon was taking part in his very first race since the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
And in spite of falling to P16 at the end of the last lap he was able to recuperate to P8, making it a points-scoring return to the sport.
Talking to Motorsport.com after the race, he said: “We were pretty disappointed after yesterdays certifying.
” Obviously, we took a slap, we didnt do things as well as we would have liked.
” The efficiency was not present as it would typically have been.
” It feels excellent to get back in the points, to have a great race, to relearn a bit about everything. Getting back in the cars and truck like that, it was pretty good, it offered me a nice exercise in genuine circumstances! I hope it will assist me progress for next week.”
Unlike his team-mate, Ocon feels the R.S. 20 has “really great” race rate.
” Im quite pleased with how the race went,” he verified.
” Its clear that a lot has actually taken place, we needed to stay on the track and we managed to do it. The automobile had a really, excellent rate in the race.
” I was really shocked at how I managed to catch up with the others. We really need to certify much better and we should make our lives much easier for the next one.
” From where we qualified, its still good to have actually ended up in the points. That was the function of this first race here. Were going to have to work and develop a much better rhythm on Saturday, and after that we can battle with the other automobiles.”
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” The rate exists men, well qualify higher up next time. Terrific race guys, great race.” @OconEsteban #RSspirit #AustrianGP
— Renault F1 Team (@RenaultF1Team) July 5, 2020
Daniel Ricciardo was uncharacteristically downbeat after he was required to retire from the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix with a thought “cooling issue”.
The Renault driver was in the hunt for points at the Red Bull Ring even before the turmoil began, however on Lap 19 shortly after Max Verstappens retirement, Ricciardo also suffered a loss of power and was required to go back to the pits to retire.
It was definitely a comedown from the appealing pace Renault had actually displayed in qualifying, and Ricciardo said it was definitely the teams race speed which required work, in spite of this cooling issue being to blame for his DNF.
” I heard it was a cooling concern,” Ricciardo told press reporters at the Red Bull Ring.
” So we had to retire prior to we did more damage.
” Its a shame certainly, very first race back, its a memory of what the sport can be like.
” I think the positive from this weekend is that in certifying, low-fuel the vehicle is strong, but I think on high-fuel we require to discover a bit more.
” Thats an area where we can enhance.
” The low-fuel is truly excellent though, so well try to learn, despite the fact that I just did 16, 20 laps there is a lot to draw from that.”
Formula 1 will of course remain at the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian Grand Prix next weekend.
However asked if he was out for vengeance next week, Ricciardos controlled reply was: “We have another possibility, so well learn and do better.”
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