For Abiteboul there are not any doubts: “He has introduced a lot!”
It lastly occurred on the Nürburgring: Daniel Ricciardo took the rostrum for Renault for the primary time as a manufacturing facility workforce returning to Components 1. Consequently, Cyril Abiteboul has to get a tattoo, the design of which is set by the Australian. Nevertheless, the workforce boss cannot beat his luck after the race.
“It is a milestone within the journey we have made as a workforce. We have been again as a manufacturing facility workforce since 2016, we have been criticised for our dedication to the game and our skill to develop in Components 1 ever since. Ultimately we had been capable of get again on the rostrum, however now we have to be sincere, it was additionally made attainable as a result of Valtteri Bottas dropped out,” stated the Frenchman within the Publish-Race Present of Components 1.
“We all know our automotive cannot do this in a straight struggle. However there is no such thing as a doubt that we’re making progress. I see that as a small increase in vitality for the races forward.”
A beneficial buy for Renault
The arrival of Ricciardo was broadly celebrated at Renault, however the Australian is already leaving for McLaren subsequent yr. However, in keeping with Abiteboul, the driving force has been invaluable to the workforce. “The efficiency of Daniel Ricciardo in the previous couple of races has been outstanding. His place within the championship is effectively deserved. We’re in the midst of the combination with Racing Level and McLaren. It is good, it is some enjoyable races developing, however Ricciardo can be a wonderful workforce mate. There have been some doubts about what he would carry to the workforce, however he has introduced so much!”
The latest efficiency additionally offers Renault a great probability to complete third within the constructors’ championship, behind Mercedes and Pink Bull Racing. “The consistency in the previous couple of races has been pushed by reliability and the execution of our plans. Our competitors could be very near it, typically there’s some distinction as a result of traits of the monitor, however there’s little or no between us. All of us have a automotive that’s adequate for P3 within the championship. We additionally wish to be the perfect when it comes to the reliability of executing plans within the upcoming Grands Prix,” Abiteboul concludes.