(Renault Sport F1)
Renault powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing scored a double points finish as reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel finished the race in fourth place while his team mate Daniel Ricciardo was involved in a fantastic battle with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. The Australian went on to finish the race in 6th place and in doing so remains in third place in the chmpionship nine point's ahead of Fernando Alonso.
It was a disappointing day for Romain Grosjean ad the Lotus F1 Team as the Frenchman failed to finish the race after losing power in his E22. Pastor Maldonado, who was confirmed with Lotus for 2015 was unlucky not to score his first point's for the team as the Venezuelan finished the race in 12th place just behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.
Toro Rosso's Danii Kvyat was forced to retire from the race with a drive train failure. Speaking about today's German Grand Prix, Renault head of Track Operations Remi Taffin said:
'A fascinating race, with multiple battles from the very start. While finishing fourth is not the result we should be aiming for on a regular basis, it is positive to see the Red Bulls having the driveability and grip to fight on track and win positions. The new software introduced this weekend has helped in this respect and we aim to exploit even more in Hungary when the interaction with the Total fuel should be completely optimized.
We also need to work on reliability in the short time between Germany and Hungary as we’ve not had a 100% smooth weekend. The issues have been relatively small but some have had big consequences. We don’t believe there is anything that can’t be fixed but clearly we need to eliminate entirely before the summer break.
We are all looking forward to Hungary now, a track that demands low speed driveability and torque control rather than outright top speed. We believe it should suit the Energy F1-2014 a lot more so we should be able to break out of the routine of third and fourth positions we’ve got into recently.'
© Ben Johnston 2014