The chaotically successful Formula 1 Tuscany Grand Prix opened up new dimensions for Daniel Ricciardo and Renault. The Australian fought for the podium until the final laps, then Red Bull Alexander Albon took third place in his hair from Australia.

“The best news of the day is that we are disappointed with a fourth place. This shows the development of Renault, we did not even expect to be so much better on the track, ”said Cyril Abiteboul happily. The team boss thus escaped an evident tattoo parlor visit by virtue of his reception with Daniel Ricciardo.

Daniel was brilliant, we closed the mega weekend

Abiteboul remarked.

“Apparently I laugh, but it hurts a little inside,” the Australian said after the missed first renault podium. “We did a great job: the start was great, the strategy worked fantastically. Then, after the last reboot, Alex’s car came to life on soft tires with little fuel. ”

The 31-year-old driver is in seventh place in the championship with another great result, and Renault’s fifth place is getting stronger ahead of Ferrari among the teams.