Renault has fallen a long way behind in Turkey in the battle for third place and now even has to look back, because Ferrari is very close. According to Esteban Ocon, however, the team does not need to worry.
The 2020 Formula 1 season is particularly exciting behind Mercedes and Red Bull Racing. There McLaren, Racing Point, Renault, Ferrari and sometimes AlphaTauri are fighting for the points and that results in an exciting championship. However, Renault has been hit hard in Turkey because it only managed to score one point.
Because of that one point, Renault is suddenly eighteen points behind Racing Point and thirteen points behind McLaren. In addition, Ferrari has also suddenly come closer and the Italians are only six points behind the French. With three races to go, however, anything is still possible and Ocon thinks that those races are in Renault’s favour.
“I think we generally perform very well when it is very hot. Normally we can handle the tyres very well on these kind of heavy circuits, so I am really looking forward to it,” said Esteban Ocon.
“The car has always done well this season in these kinds of conditions, so I have no doubt it won’t be good for the weekend either”, added the Frenchman.