Formula 1

Ricciardo feels Renault have solved reliability issues

1 Mins read

Daniel Ricciardo believes that Renault have got on top of their reliability issues with their new engines as he heads into the Hungarian Grand Prix, where he will start fourth on the grid.

The Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver suffered an engine failure during second practice on Friday with one of the older engines, which was coming towards the end of its life anyway, but the Australian does not fear the same kind of mechanical issues that has blighted the first half of the season.

“Moving forward with the newer engines, they are in a lot better shape on the reliability side,” said Ricciardo.

“So I don’t fear anything like that [failure] with the new engines; nothing like that has shown with the new engine. With the new engine, I think we’re good.

“From what I understand, everything was old spec [on the Friday engine] so it was pretty much the same thing that happened in Bahrain. So I guess it [the failure] was inevitable at some stage.”

12944 posts

About author
Thirty-something motorsport fanatic, covering Formula 1, Formula Renault 2.0 and Formula 3. Feel free to give him a follow on Twitter at @Paul11MSport.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

Pirelli’s Isola ‘Very Happy’ after Three Teams Fight for Hungarian Grand Prix Victory

1 Mins read
A number of different strategies played out during the Hungarian Grand Prix, with Pirelli’s Mario Isola pleased to see Mercedes join the fight for the win alongside Red Bull and Ferrari.
Formula 1

Alpine’s Otmar Szafnauer: “We’ll review our race to see what we can improve for next time”

2 Mins read
Running a one-stop strategy in Hungary was far from ideal for Alpine, but Otmar Szafnauer says it was pleasing that both Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon were able to score points on Sunday.
Formula 1

Guenther Steiner: "The front wing was clearly safe to continue"

1 Mins read
Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner feels Kevin Magnussen’s race was undone by the FIA at the Hungarian Grand Prix.