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Title: Renault Raise Budget to get Ricciardo
Post by: cosworth151 on August 28, 2018, 09:45:54 PM
Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul says that the team raised its budget to get DannyRic. He also hints at a bidding war for the Aussie driver:

ďFirst, in my opinion, Renault can afford pretty much anything.  Renault is the largest car maker involved in Formula 1. So we can afford anything as long as it makes sense. Then itís just a question of value for money and whether it makes sense to spend that given where we are in the development of our team.

Second, I donít think we were the highest bidder in obtaining Daniel, without going into details. He bought into the project not necessarily because of the money. I donít think it would be great to put this sort of light on Daniel.

ďAnd lastly, it would not make any sense to bring a driver by having to make some concession on our capacity to finance the development of the engine or the chassis. So, in shorthand, obviously it means an increase of our budget.Ē

https://racer.com/2018/08/28/renault-increased-budget-to-sign-ricciardo/
Title: Re: Renault Raise Budget to get Ricciardo
Post by: Scott on August 29, 2018, 02:47:24 AM
I thought they were saying that they had to raise their budget to afford DR, but itís more that they decided to up their entire program.   :yahoo: :yahoo:
Title: Re: Renault Raise Budget to get Ricciardo
Post by: Jericoke on August 29, 2018, 02:58:28 PM
I thought they were saying that they had to raise their budget to afford DR, but itís more that they decided to up their entire program.   :yahoo: :yahoo:

Who isn't looking forward to watching DR with a Renault engine fly past Max with a Honda engine?

I am excited that Renault is convinced to invest in F1.  Maybe we'll see more large car companies dip their toes back into the sport.  Or even just large companies.
Title: Re: Renault Raise Budget to get Ricciardo
Post by: Calman on November 27, 2018, 09:56:29 PM
Something Alain Prost said in an interview (pre Abu Dhabi race) ... makes me wonder if Renault have a significant upgrade (or direction) for 2019.   Surely, there is another ingredient to justify Danny Ric's more to the team next season???

Best Regards,
Cal :)
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