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Daniel Ricciardo says one only had to look at his face as pre-season testing neared its end to know that he was much happier with Renault’s 2020 F1 car.
Cyril Abiteboul says he doesn’t understand why he seems to be asked the leaving question “much more” than Renault’s rivals.
With over 750,000 views on Instagram, a video of Daniel Ricciardo driving a tractor couldn’t be any further from his day job if he tried.
If you are missing your regular dose of Daniel Ricciardo, then fear not…he has been on Renault’s Instagram channel for a little Q and A session and immediately burned Lando Norris.
Renault has claimed the first race win of this season, sort of, with China’s Guanyu Zhou taking the chequered flag at F1’s Virtual Bahrain GP.
Renault’s staff will work from home if possible as they prepare to officially shut down operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
For a racing series that some would say is built on innovation, Renault executive director Marcin Budkowski fears a new rule for 2021 will change the designers’ “risk appetite”.
When Formula 1 racing does get underway, there will be no mistaking Daniel Ricciardo after he unveiled a striking new lid for the 2020 season.
Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul feels there was a lack of understanding, especially in the British press, over Daniel Ricciardo’s move to the Enstone team.
Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul has not ruled out attempting to sign Sebastian Vettel, but would like to prioritise a younger driver.
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul believes the cash boost from his team’s new title sponsor helps secure their future in F1.
Red Bull’s Alex Albon says the precautions put in place at the Australian Grand Prix have made the event feel different.
Having tested in black, Renault is back to its traditional yellow for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo believes Renault’s RS20 is an improvement on last season, but needs more “grip” and “downforce”.
The 2020 Formula One season is now very much in sight, and hopes are high that the drivers can cook up a classic.
Renault has announced that its Academy director as well as two more ddrivers have been quarantined in Tenerife.
Third fastest in pre-season testing, Daniel Ricciardo says it has been a “positive” pre-season for Renault.
Renault Formula 2 junior Christian Lundgaard will miss the Formula 2 tests in Bahrain as the coronavirus outbreak has hit a Tenerife hotel he is staying in.
Daniel Ricciardo would answer Ferrari’s phone call but is at pains to stress he wants to make it work with Renault and isn’t looking for the “next best thing”.
In light of the DAS debacle, Renault sporting director Alan Permane has warned Formula 1 not to “quash” such innovations.
Renault and McLaren, Racing Point’s two biggest rivals for best of the rest in the championship, could protest the RP20 come the season-opening Australian GP.
Mercedes’ dual axis steering, DAS, system may be legal when it is on the track but Renault’s Alan Permane has questioned whether it remains so in parc ferme.
The build-up to the first pre-season test continues with Renault and Haas both making use of filming days to give their 2020 challengers an early spin.
Renault F1’s managing director Cyril Abiteboul says the team’s “long-term” future is looking more secure after changes to the Renault board.
Renault are interested to see “who blinks first” when it comes to abandoning their 2020 programme to focus on 2021.
Swapping from Mercedes to Renault in the off season, Esteban Ocon admits he carried secrets over but insists not all of them as he kept it “within limits”.
Daniel Ricciardo is wanting to bond more with his Renault team this season, convinced that a few team building exercises away from the track will help them on the track.
Esteban Ocon wasn’t competing last season but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an exhausting year for the then-Mercedes reserve driver.
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul said that public reaction to past launches prompted the team to ditch the concept for the RS20.
Renault admit they can’t deliver the results alone in 2020 to keep Daniel Ricciardo with the team, he must buy in to their future vision.