Ricciardo frustrated to lose out to Albon!

13-09-2020 17:38
Ricciardo frustrated to lose out to Albon!

Renault will be pleased with their performance at Mugello. The team lost Esteban Ocon early on with overheated brakes, but Daniel Ricciardo secured a brilliant P4. Cyril Abiteboul praised his driver and Ricciardo himself was disappointed that Alex Albon suddenly managed to find the speed to pass him in the closing stages.

"The best news of the day is that we are disappointed with a fourth place," says Abiteboul to Sky Sports. It shows Renault's progress, according to the Frenchman. "It shows the progress the team has made on this track, where we didn't expect it to be."

Renault praises Ricciardo

Ricciardo was on course for his first podium with Renault, but Alexander Albon put a stop to it. "Daniel has been brilliant. He has been mega all weekend," Abiteboul praises the Australian.

Ricciardo himself also speaks to Sky Sports. "On the outside I laugh, but still it hurts a little inside. We did a great job. We had a great start and a fantastic strategy. After the last restart Alex's car came to life on the softs with little fuel," said the 31 year old.

Video player

More videos

  • Small
  • Big