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Author Topic: Renault re-setting expectations  (Read 1043 times)

Offline Robem64

Renault re-setting expectations
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:56:55 PM »
Oh dear, not good reading for Dan Ric - Cyril now reckons it's a multi-year project. I guess DR expected slightly less. I hope he doesn't end up being remembered for his badly timed career choices - a bit like Alonso.

"I'm not a pessimist, I'm an optimist with experience"

Offline Jericoke

Re: Renault re-setting expectations
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 04:49:28 PM »
Ricciardo was right to skip out on RBR, he was never going to win a WDC with Max there.

He might not win one with Renault either, but going from 'definitely not' to 'might not' is an upgrade.

I still find it bothersome that teams take 'years' to develop a winning car when they're required to enter a brand new car every season.  (I joked in the 'heroes/zeroes' thread about forcing Mercedes to disperse their personnel in order to give the rest of the field a chance.  I'm starting to think that might be a good idea for real.)

Offline Calman

Re: Renault re-setting expectations
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 06:54:44 PM »
Sounds about right, so a bittersweet situation for Danny Ric now unfortunately!!!

I guess his aim is to finish "best of the rest" ... as that's his only realistic target with Renault of the foreseeable future.

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Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Renault re-setting expectations
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 08:04:06 PM »
The results Renault thinks they are getting in the shop are not born out on the track. They claimed to have solved their reliability problems and gained 50 BHP but they are still leading the field in DNF's and certainly not showing the kind of power Merc or Ferrari have. Danny has said his problems are due to having less down force than the R/B had, so their aero doesn't measure up either. He also said when he came to the team that it would take years before he could contend for wins. Guess he was right.

Offline Dare

Re: Renault re-setting expectations
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 02:14:46 PM »
I wonder if there's anything to Vettle vetoing
DR's move to Ferrari?
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."

Offline Jericoke

Re: Renault re-setting expectations
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 03:13:17 PM »
I wonder if there's anything to Vettle vetoing
DR's move to Ferrari?

Why would Ferrari hire the second fastest driver from another team?

While I agree that Vettel probably doesn't want to compete directly with Ricciardo, I can't imagine Ferrari was seriously considering him.

Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Renault re-setting expectations
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2019, 10:01:40 AM »
No. Ferrari's plan has been clear for years, and if Leclerc hadn't been ready, I doubt Ferrari would have bothered swapping out Raikkonen at all.
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