SAKHIR (Ekstra Bladet): On paper, Renault and Haas closest at the top teams at the beginning of the season. Which could not be read on the result in Bahrain, where both McLaren and Alfa Romeo scored good points.
The French team missed the qualification, but it proved just as in Australia incredibly strong during the race. Right up until the nightmare occurred, and both the Renault engines at the bizarre show got off with a measly three laps again.
Two different problems, said the first explanation from the team as yet has managed to produce really dependable engines in the hybridæraen.
- It came without signs and happened from one moment to the other. Bitter, brutal and a tough one to swallow. But it can happen in racing. The positive is that we had good speed in the car today, said Nico Hülkenberg after the race.
- We are a part of the midterfeltet. Sometimes Haas a little faster, but we are there and it depends a bit of course. We are not far from them, or from the command midterfeltet. It's the little things. McLaren and Alfa was there also today.
Hülkenberg competed with Charles Leclerc to the title as the best, having advanced from 11 positions to sixth.
- I think I did well today. The first place was a war zone. It was quite brittle. The race was spectacular to be in, he said.
along the Way also saw the potential for a future internal Renault-feud. Daniel Riccardo is expensive purchased to lead the team, but so far the German Hulk come best started with the season.
the Australian services to run into his teamkammerat in Bahrain.
- I was late on the brakes, but thought there was plenty of space for him. But his tires locked also. A little wheel-to-wheel contact. I was surprised when it happened, but no big problem.
Charles Leclerc, to lay out a convincing victory - right up until the part of the hybrid system were of. Photo: Jan Sommer
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Ricciardo beat the situation also.
- It was not the plan to run into Nico, but under braking I have not the feeling yet. It was not a part of the manuscript. I just tried to find some speed in some areas, he says.
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