(Frederic Le Floc'h DPPI for Renault Sport F1)
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo who returns to the scene of his first Formula One podium at the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend has admitted that the Milton Keynes based outfit are struggling compared to where they were this time last season.
The four time world champions head into this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya in fourth place in the Constructors championship on 23 points, just four ahead of the Sauber F1 Team. The outfit have struggled so far this season with the reliability of the new Renault power unit which means that the team are not where they want to be as the Formula One circus heads to Europe.
Ricciardo, who scored three victories for the team last season helping them to secure second place in the championship has had a tough start to the season as his best results have been a pair of sixth place finishes.
The Australian is onto his fourth power unit of the season already is will most likely have to take a ten place grid penalty within the next few Grand Prix as Renault continue to work on a solution to their reliability issues. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Ricciardo revealed that this situation is not very riveting at the moment.
Ricciardo went on to say, now that he has the experience in the team it is his responsibility to help keep the team together.
© Ben Johnston 2015