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Renault team principal Cyril Abiteboul is pleased with Esteban Ocon’s progress in his return to Formula 1, despite him lagging well behind team mate Daniel Ricciardo.
Charles Leclerc is pleased Ferrari stand to benefit from F1’s new aero handicap rules which are due to come into force next year, as a result of their low championship position.
Racing Point believe they can take a best-ever finish of third in the championship if they have a trouble-free run to the end of the year.
Renault have nothing to fear from the remaining tracks on the 2020 F1 schedule following their breakthrough podium finish at the Nurburgring, says sporting director Alan Permane.
Valtteri Bottas says there’s “no chance” he will give up in the championship fight, but admits he “needs a miracle” after posting his second point-less result of the year at the Nurburgring.
Charles Leclerc says he was encouraged by Ferrari’s performance in the Eifel Grand Prix, despite falling from fourth on the grid to finish seventh.
Lewis Hamilton, once renowned for his hectic, jet-set lifestyle, says the pandemic has made him realise he was living “way too fast-paced a life” and he “doesn’t want to go back to how it was”.
Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles says the team relied on its unique Dual Axis Steering system more than ever to optimise its tyre performance in the cold conditions during the Eifel Grand Prix.
In the fifth year since their return to F1 as a full team, Renault finally scored their first podium last weekend. Team principal Cyril Abiteboul believes the good times are finally coming.