Renault defends “awkward” decision to sit out Q2

With five drivers known to be taking engine penalties and thus unlikely to run in Q2, Renault realised that it might be able to guarantee 11th and 12th places – and thus have the advantage of a free choice of tyres for the start. Renault has in general been harder on its tyres than rivals this year, and the team wanted to avoid the requirement to start on the hypersofts. When three of the ... ... Keep reading