DAN’S RENAULT ON A ROLL
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.