(Renault Sport F1)
Renault Sport F1 had a fantastic weekend as Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo took a great victory for the Milton Keynes based outfit taking his second victory of the season for the team. The Australian finished the race 5.2s ahead of second placed Fernando Alonso after starting the race from 4th place on the grid.
His team mate, reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel finished the race in seventh place while Toro Rosso's Jean Eric Vergne added to his points tally after finishing the race in 9th place. The Frenchman drove brilliantly during the race and was as high as second place during the race.
It was a disappointing day for the Lotus F1 Team as Pastor Maldonado jsut missed out on a points scoring position ending the race in 13th place while Romain Grosjean retired from his second Race in a row. Speaking following the race, Renault Sport F1's Head of Track Operations Remi Taffin stated:
'The conditions gave us a thriller from start to finish. Daniel and the team thoroughly deserved the win today. We know that the twistier circuits suit us a lot better and the chassis and the Power Unit worked well together today to give Daniel the car and confidence he needed to fight for the lead. We have raised our game in the last few races and worked hard with the team over many man hours to be as competitive as possible. Of course there is still room for improvement – which is positive – and we now need to aim to be competitive in all types of conditions.
We’ve also got to use this as motivation for the second part of the year. We know it will be a lot harder when we return, but we know what our strengths are and we’ve got some interesting work in progress that will help. We now need to turn everything to our advantage and maximize opportunities when we return, just as we did today.'
© Ben Johnston 2014