Renault made an announcement in Monza – Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo says Renault made an announcement with its consequence within the Italian Grand Prix, the place he completed fourth forward of team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.
Renault has had a tricky season to date, and previous to Monza, its greatest weekend haul had been 14 factors for ending sixth and seventh in Canada. Ricciardo has raced with Renault-powered automobiles since he joined Crimson Bull in 2014, and believes the enhancements the French producer has made to permit it to be so aggressive on the high-speed circuit should be acknowledged.
“Very, very proud of the weekend,” Ricciardo stated. “A bit like Canada, we executed the qualifying consequence into a powerful race consequence. Felt that this one was a bit overdue. We lastly received most factors if you understand what I imply. That’s actually pleasing.
“I wish to give an additional particular shout out to Viry, to engine boys, as a result of this kind of consequence right here as a Renault crew and energy unit is kind of an announcement. Yearly we come right here and it looks like that there’s a lack of optimism – not less than in the previous couple of years, was by no means a power of ours.
“For them to show it round this yr, to make the features and to placed on this consequence right here, is particular. So this one is for them. They deserve a glass of champagne. Happy. Hopefully we are able to study one thing from these low-downforce circuits and take it into high-downforce one like Singapore.”
Ricciardo and Hulkenberg had locked out the third row in qualifying earlier than changing within the race, and alongside the F1 crew’s consequence, check driver Jack Aitken gained the F2 dash race every week on from the dying of Renault Driver Academy member Anthoine Hubert in a crash at Spa.
“I gained’t lie, I simply received goosebumps once you stated that (it was an nearly excellent weekend),” Ricciardo stated. “Everybody works onerous, however I actually really feel we deserve this. It was time to get this consequence. Final weekend the opposite stuff was onerous to take, after which going to the race as properly, I felt that we had a lot extra to indicate, and it type of received taken from us in Flip 1. So this was a very long time coming.
“The French don’t cover their feelings, and you may inform when there’s a bit happening. I’m most happy that everybody can drop their shoulders a bit bit after this consequence and transfer ahead with some higher optimism. It was sturdy.
“Jack, as properly, in F2, received the win. He was driving rather well. Just a few of my ways; breaking the tow down the straight – I don’t know if he received that from me, however I used to be proud to observe him do it. That win meant quite a bit to him. As a crew goes, actually, actually happy.”