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Linked to McLaren in F1’s silly season rumours, Carlos Sainz says whoever he races for next season, he wants a “two-year deal” with that team.
In his home grand prix, Nico Hulkenberg achieved his best result of the season, saying he could not have asked for much more on Sunday.
Force India remain confident they can keep hold of Esteban Ocon for the 2019 season despite strong rumours of a move to Renault.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has given another vote of confidence to Honda, saying their 2018 results would have been the same with the Japanese manufacturer.
Renault are preparing a shortlist of drivers for the 2019 season with Carlos Sainz still in the dark over his future.
Renault may be at the top of the midfield log but Carlos Sainz says it is getting “tighter and tighter” out on track.
Rather than add more races to the calendar, Renault F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says F1 should reduce the number of races as it would “massively increase the value” of the sport.
Nick Chester, Renault chassis technical director, has said that the team has been relatively lucky with their investments in the last few years.
Nico Hulkenberg has said that having a home race back on the F1 calendar is “very special” and “extremely motivating”.
Haas may only be three points ahead of McLaren, but Nico Hulkenberg reckons they are potentially the biggest threat to Renault’s best of the rest placing in the standings.
Renault may not want to “encourage” rumours Fernando Alonso could return to the team with whom he won two World titles but “could still reach” a deal with the Spaniard.
Carlos Sainz and Romain Grosjean came together at Copse during the British Grand Prix, resulting in the pair retiring.
Carlos Sainz has admitted that is not quite at one with his Renault, and that he is lacking in confidence in high-speed corners.
Fernando Alonso finished best of the rest with P6, while Nico Hulkenberg, Charles Leclerc and both Force Indias were in the top 10 in FP2.
Renault will introduce a minor modification to their turbos at this weekend’s British GP as they loo to improve reliability.
Carlos Sainz has said that the tyre blistering issues in Austria made his Renault “undriveable” for the majority of the race in Spielberg on Sunday.
Mercedes had a double retirement, with Nico Hulkenberg’s Renault also breaking down. Carlos Sainz finished the race, as did both Williams cars.
Haas qualified P6 and P8, while both Renaults made the top 10. Force India and Toro Rosso came next, but also both lost one car after Q1 as well.
Renault have played down talk of a “party mode” engine boost at this weekend’s Austrian GP, saying it is not in the same league as that of Mercedes’.
Haas finished P7 and P8 in the FP2, while Pierre Gasly broke the suspension on his Toro Rosso. Both McLaren and Renault made the top ten at some point on Friday.
Renault will finally introduce an upgraded MGU-K at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, however, have revealed that not all their customers may run it.
Carlos Sainz says it would be a “pleasure” staying on at Renault next season as he believes in what they are doing.
Out of power in the closing laps of the French GP, Carlos Sainz concedes the late Virtual Safety Car saved his points finish.
Kevin Magnussen was best of the rest in P6, while both Renaults and Charles Leclerc scored points. Both McLarens finished outside the top ten on Sunday.
Carlos Sainz was the best of the rest in qualifying, and will start from P7 tomorrow, but he knows that they were “helped” by Haas’ problems.
Carlos Sainz was best of the rest, with Charles Leclerc in a career-high P8. Both Haas’ made it to Q3, before Romain Grosjean span, while Force India made P11.
Eric Boullier, Cyril Abiteboul, Frederic Vasseur and Christian Horner spoke to the media in between FP1 and FP2, in the team principal’s press conference.
The Haas was the best of the rest on Friday, with Romain Grosjean reaching P6 in FP2. Brendon Hartley’s session was disrupted with a power unit problem, while Fernando Alonso ended Friday with a spin on his final lap.
Carlos Sainz reckons Red Bull’s decision to swap to Honda power won’t affect his future either with Red Bull or Renault.
Although Renault are losing Red Bull as a benchmark, Carlos Sainz feels they’ve learned enough from Red Bull to know where their deficits are.