Hulkenberg, annoyed by Renault team orders

Cyril Abiteboul confirms that he favored Daniel Ricciardo because the team needed to feel the battle again after a complicated start to the World Cup.


Race to race, Renault begins to perceive more light at the end of the tunnel that had been installed at the beginning of the Formula 1 World Cup 2019. Because after solving the reliability problems presented by the combustion engine and MGU-K in Barcelona, the French have managed to execute, with the same result, this operation with the chassis in Montreal.

Sexta and seventh place for Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg, that together with the abandonment of Lando Norris and the eleventh place of Carlos Sainz, have driven the Enstone team in the championship, , with the RS19 just two points behind the MCL34 in the battle they have against McLaren, Racing Point, Toro Rosso and Alfa Romeo for leading the 'F1b'.

Questioned by this remarkable result in the Gilles Villeneuve, Cyril Abiteboul admits that he had to use the team orders because it was very important to return to feel Competitive, decision that bothered Hulkenberg: "Daniel Ricciardo had tires a little older than Nico Hulkenberg, also because he had to fight faster cars, probably Hulkenberg would have had the pace to overtake, but frankly we said: 'We need that result ' Hulkenberg e is a bit annoying and I understand why he is upset. I do not know This having to do this is not the style of the team, it is something that we do not intend to do many times. But I wanted to make sure that the team and the drivers were back in the battle. This weekend it was important to finish as close as possible to McLaren. "



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