Renault have made a huge leap in terms of performance this season and are in a good position to get a P3 in the constructors’ table. According to former World Champion, Nico Rosberg, Renault have reportedly made a breakthrough in the wind tunnel and the results have helped the team gain more grip on the track.
Rosberg felt that Renault figured out the right path in terms of their car’s development. “I heard from Renault that they have made a breakthrough in the wind tunnel,” he was quoted as saying to Sky by Motorsport-Total.
“They have made great strides and improved their grip significantly. Renault are on the path to follow at the moment,” he added.
Renault have been growing stronger and stronger over the course of this season. And with their prime driver, Daniel Ricciardo, being in top form at the moment, the team can certainly contend for more podiums this season.
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Ricciardo revealed that Silverstone was the turning point for Renault when their updates worked well enough on the high-downforce circuit. “Since the beginning of the year, it has been a new car compared to last year in terms of getting much better.
“The rear of the car has picked up a lot of downforce, so that has given the drivers the confidence to accelerate and get out better in the corners.
“It was around Silverstone, I think. We had some updates, and we really felt like basically we could find a little more ease to set up the car and not be so unpredictable,” Ricciardo added.
“Last year, I felt that, sometimes, we could find be very fast or be very far from the top 10. I think now we can sit in that sweet spot and obviously the performance is there. Now it is proven: we have done it in high and low downforce circuits.
“So I think it’s a good package and we should be confident for the remainder of this season,” the Australian said.
The team’s updates have certainly paid off, as it was evident during the Eifel Grand Prix last weekend where Ricciardo secured his first podium with the French giants.
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