The West Australian - - SPORT -


Daniel Ric­cia­rdo hopes to put on a show at Re­nault’s home French Grand Prix this month af­ter the team dou­bled their sea­son’s points tally in Sun­day’s Canadian Grand Prix.

The Aus­tralian fin­ished sixth in Mon­treal, the sev­enth race of the year, with Ger­man team­mate Nico Hulken­berg a close sev­enth.

“The week­end as a whole pretty awe­some. Qual­i­fied fourth, fin­ished sixth,” Ric­cia­rdo told Sky Sports.

“I’m sure if you’d said to (team boss) Cyril (Abite­boul) be­fore the week­end ‘how does this re­sult sound?’ he would have prob­a­bly kissed you.

“I think we’ve got to be re­ally happy with that.”

Re­nault were eighth over­all in the cham­pi­onship be­fore Mon­treal but moved up to fifth on 28 points, just two be­hind McLaren.

“Our straight line speed is cer­tainly much more com­pet­i­tive in race con­di­tions. A lot of pos­i­tives to take,” Ric­cia­rdo said.

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