Frontpage   |   Standings Thursday 22 Oktober 2020
 
Monday 12 Oktober at 08:35
Renault to reassure McLaren over engine failure
Font size:
Monday 12 Oktober at 08:35 : Oct.12 (GMM) Cyril Abiteboul says Renault needs to reassure McLaren about the quality of the engines being supplied to customer and rival McLaren.

At the Nurburgring, the Renault unit powering McLaren's Lando Norris failed.

In the highly lucrative and competitive constructors' world championship, McLaren leads the works Renault team for fourth place by just two points. Racing Point is a handful of points ahead in third.

McLaren is switching to Mercedes customer power for 2021.

Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul vowed to investigate Norris' problem in order to reassure McLaren.

"He (Norris) uses one of our engines and we have to solve the problem quickly," he said.

"McLaren is one of our opponents in the battle for third place, so we don't want to have any doubts that we are not serving our customer properly."

Although works Renault driver Esteban Ocon had a reliability problem on Sunday, McLaren-bound teammate Daniel Ricciardo finally scored a podium result for the first time in his Renault career.

Abiteboul said Fernando Alonso, following events closely from home, is excited by the competitiveness of Renault's 2020 package.

"He reported to us before, during and after the race," Abiteboul said.

"He is showing a lot of interest, and since our performances are getting better and better, he's more and more a part of our team.

"We actually declared that 2021 would be a transition year in order to fully attack with Fernando in 2022, but now he has the feeling that he can do something more next season.

"It reminds me of a shark that bites at the smell of blood," the Frenchman added.

Finally, Abiteboul said he will honour his promise to Ricciardo that he would get his first tattoo if the Australian driver scored a top three finish this year.

"The most important thing is the size," Abiteboul smiled. "As long as it's not too big, I don't really care about the design."
RELATED NEWS ITEMS
21-10 Ferrari cannot catch up in 2021 - Resta
21-10 Red Bull can build F1's best chassis again - Marko
21-10 Haas to announce two new 2021 drivers in Portugal
21-10 Politician slams Bottas for 'moral posing'
21-10 GP boss says Melbourne keeping first 2021 race
21-10 Vettel contract will have equality clause - Heidfeld
21-10 Racing Point already using 2020 Mercedes suspension
 
NEXT RACE 26 March 2017
Grand Prix of Australia (5,303 m)
Melbourne, Albert Park Circuit
Last Winner: Nico Rosberg
TV schedule
Friday - practice 1
12:30 - 14:00

Friday - practice 2
16:30 - 18:00

Saturday - practice 3
14:00 - 15:00

Saturday - qualification
17:00 - 18:00

Sunday - race
16:00

Friday - practice 1

Friday - practice 2

Saturday - practice 3

Saturday - qualification

Sunday - race

STANDINGS 2016
Driver championship
1.Hamilton250
2.Bottas188
3.Verstappen181
Constructors championship
1.Mercedes436
2.Ferrari288
3.Red Bull244
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
 
RECENT PHOTO'S
Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes GP, Sochi Sunday 2020 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes GP, Sochi Sunday 2020 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes GP, Sochi Sunday 2020 Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes GP, Sochi Sunday 2020 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Sochi Sunday 2020 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Sochi Sunday 2020 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Sochi Sunday 2020 Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Sochi Sunday 2020
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Sochi Sunday 2020 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Sochi Sunday 2020 Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes GP, Sochi Sunday 2020 Race, Sochi Sunday 2020 Race, Sochi Sunday 2020 Race, Sochi Sunday 2020 Race, Sochi Sunday 2020 Alexander Albon, Red Bull, Sochi Sunday 2020
Copyright ©2020 Onestopstrategy.com   |   IbetF1 About us    |    Contact    |    Advertising    |    Vacancies    |    Privacy Statement