New chassis for Ricciardo as Renault ‘play it safe’

Date published: March 29 2019 - Editor

Renault have announced a restructure of their management team, with three new positions created.

Daniel Ricciardo will have a new chassis for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix with Renault opting to replace it as a precautionary measure.

The Aussie’s Renault debut last time out in Melbourne didn’t go according to plan.

Ricciardo ran wide at the start and hit a gutter that torn the front wing off his car.

His RS19 suffered additional damage that later forced Ricciardo out of the grand prix.

As a precautionary measure, Renault have given him a new chassis for Bahrain.

“I guess it was from the impact at the start,” said Ricciardo.

“They don’t know 100 per cent if it was from that – that is the assumption for now.

“But to play it safe we are changing chassis.”

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