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Offline Jeremy RUK  
#1 Posted : 20 September 2015 18:57:01(UTC)
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Daniel Ricciardo gave Renault-powered Infiniti Red Bull Racing its third podium of the year in today’s epic Singapore Grand Prix. Ricciardo raced to second, under two seconds behind race winner Sebastian Vettel, in the lengthy race held under the lights of Marina Bay. Team-mate Daniil Kvyat finished in sixth.
Scuderia Toro Rosso duo Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz capped off a successful day for Renault with eighth and ninth positions, bringing all four Renault-powered cars past the flag in the points.

Key race points:
• Daniel Ricciardo converted second on the grid to second in the race, shadowing Sebastian Vettel all race.
• Team-mate Daniil Kvyat kept fourth at the start but was unlucky to pit just before the two safety car periods and lost position on both occasions. He dropped behind both Mercedes and also Bottas to pass the flag in sixth overall.
• Scuderia Toro Rosso achieved a double points finish. Max Verstappen battled back after a stall on the grid lost him a lap. Using the two safety car periods to his advantage he was back to 12th by lap 39 and then took both Lotus cars in spectacular moves to get into the top 10. By the end of the race he was less than one second from seventh-placed Sergio Perez.
• Carlos Sainz started from 14th and graduated to 12th by the end of the first lap. He was battling for the top ten but lost some time in the pits. He fought it out on track, however, to finish right on the tail of his team-mate.

Rémi Taffin, Director of Operations:
Singapore is a very difficult track to get right, both for driveability and reliability, but we’ve had a trouble-free weekend. We played to our strengths and helped all four drivers score points, so we can consider that a job well done. We laid the foundations for it in Monza, and it is satisfying to see those risks paying off. Thanks to all the guys on track; it shows how we never give up. We still have a few races to go on a wide variety of tracks so there is a lot of work, but we’re confident in our performance.

Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director:
We thought Singapore would represent our best chance for a strong result and it played out today with all four cars in the points. Despite a lot of off-track activity and rumours, we have kept focus and had a faultless weekend, allowing the teams to optimize their set-ups and performance. Suzuka is a very different challenge but we’ve laid the foundations for the second part of the year and can look forward to it with optimism.
Offline MikeWDY  
#2 Posted : 20 September 2015 19:50:41(UTC)
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Maldonado has been confirmed to drive for Lotus in 16.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/34310130

It's about time money came less of a need in favour of talent. Where does this put Renault? Surely, they wouldn't have taken home on! Looks like they've lost Grosjean too.
Offline Marc_250  
#3 Posted : 20 September 2015 19:51:11(UTC)
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Lotus (presumably to be Renault) has confirmed Maldonado (i.e. his cash) for 2016!
Offline foxspeed  
#4 Posted : 20 September 2015 19:52:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Marc_250 Go to Quoted Post
Lotus (presumably to be Renault) has confirmed Maldonado (i.e. his cash) for 2016!


LOL LOL LOL LOL

shouldn't be on the grid really Clown

nice of Mercedes to run there cars as v4 to give others a chance to win Tongue
Offline Ian Suds  
#5 Posted : 20 September 2015 19:54:30(UTC)
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Great to see Ricciardo on the podium again. Massive thumbs up.
Offline Buffalo Girls  
#6 Posted : 20 September 2015 19:58:47(UTC)
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And Red Bull with the fastest lap. Damn those Renault engines.
Offline -Gazeratti-  
#7 Posted : 20 September 2015 20:05:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Buffalo Girls Go to Quoted Post
And Red Bull with the fastest lap. Damn those Renault engines.


There terrible arent they.

There going to be decreased the engine by 200bhp and rebranded Dacia till the end of the season now with there constant whinging and deflecting to Ferrari Wink
Offline -Gazeratti-  
#8 Posted : 20 September 2015 20:07:59(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Marc_250 Go to Quoted Post
Lotus (presumably to be Renault) has confirmed Maldonado (i.e. his cash) for 2016!


Cant see Renault taking him on with the conflict of his sponsor and Total for Renault. Im guessing thats it now. No Renault from next year.
Offline Marc_250  
#9 Posted : 20 September 2015 20:20:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: -Gazeratti- Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Marc_250 Go to Quoted Post
Lotus (presumably to be Renault) has confirmed Maldonado (i.e. his cash) for 2016!


Cant see Renault taking him on with the conflict of his sponsor and Total for Renault. Im guessing thats it now. No Renault from next year.


Hmmm good point...perhaps they'll bin Total.....it sounds like Renault have obtained Lotus which suggests they're doing it on a little bit of a shoe string...and we know to win in F1 you need to just burn money Confused
Offline -Gazeratti-  
#10 Posted : 20 September 2015 20:30:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Marc_250 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: -Gazeratti- Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Marc_250 Go to Quoted Post
Lotus (presumably to be Renault) has confirmed Maldonado (i.e. his cash) for 2016!


Cant see Renault taking him on with the conflict of his sponsor and Total for Renault. Im guessing thats it now. No Renault from next year.


Hmmm good point...perhaps they'll bin Total.....it sounds like Renault have obtained Lotus which suggests they're doing it on a little bit of a shoe string...and we know to win in F1 you need to just burn money Confused


They will go no where on a shoe string. Unless there just gonna do some development on the engine for a year or so and then come in all guns blazing.
Offline RED21  
#11 Posted : 20 September 2015 22:28:16(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: -Gazeratti- Go to Quoted Post
They will go no where on a shoe string. Unless there just gonna do some development on the engine for a year or so and then come in all guns blazing.


Just like Honda,Confused
I do remeber a certain top line supplier back in 1989 saying "We are here to win, not to run around for a year" so IF Renault are going to continue they will be going for the wins from the out set.
Offline Marc_250  
#12 Posted : 21 September 2015 10:32:14(UTC)
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Sounds like Button is poised to announce his retirement from F1 at the end of this year this coming weekend. Can see Alonso following him with the state of McLaren-Honda atm.
Offline g7egt  
#13 Posted : 21 September 2015 15:18:09(UTC)
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Its a right old mix up, difficult to gauge what's going to happen. I can't see Red Bull having Ferrari engines for long if they start beating the works team, that will not do!
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