Renault’s car “working very, very well” in newfound sweet spot | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Renault sporting director Alan Permane says Renault were potentially the third-quickest team at Mugello.

What they say

Permane referred to recent comments Daniel Ricciardo made about how a set-up improvement the team discovered for the car in low-downforce trim can be translated to higher downforce tracks.

Daniel’s comments in the press recently about finding a set-up sweet spot, that’s definitely right. The car was working very, very well.

But also it’s obvious to see in final practice when we moved away from that sweet spot a little bit – trying to improve things, of course – it wasn’t working so well.

So getting it back to qualifying and again car working really well again I think he was, of course, unlucky with Esteban going off and I think we could have justifiably been fifth on the grid – if we’d had perfect qualifying I think we’re fifth and six.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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