News After crash: Daniel Ricciardo ready for Spielberg Saturday
Esteban Ocon: I wish Alonso as a teammate at Renault
© Sutton Will Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon 2021 become teammates? Renault is still looking for a team-mate for Esteban Ocon in the 2021 Formula 1 season. If the French are concerned, he would like to drive alongside Fernando Alonso, who is already a hot candidate in Enstone. The Spaniard is considered a difficult team-mate, but Ocon has "a fantastic relationship with Fernando", as he says. The two-time world champion was also the only driver with whom he exchanged the helmet.
Daniel Ricciardo caused a second of fright with his departure in the second free practice in Spielberg (). After just two laps, the Australian turned 9 and hit his Renault backwards into the course boundary. He had to limp visibly to the medical center, where he was given the green light by the doctors.
"My knee hit the steering column, so it was a little chipped. But they checked it and there are only a few bruises," Ricciardo gives the all-clear after the session. "I'm fine, but the car got it pretty bad."
Red Bull protest rejected: DAS system from Mercedes is legal
© Motorsport Images Nothing is illegal here: Mercedes survives the Red Bull protest in Spielberg The FIA commissioners have Red Bulls protest against the dual axis Steering (DAS) system on Mercedes W11 rejected. The protest was "not justified", says the technical commissioners in Spielberg. ( Formula 1 2020 in the live ticker! ) The message was sent from Friday to Saturday at exactly 0:31 a.m. "The stewards see DAS as a permissible part of the steering system.
However, he does not yet know why the departure was possible. However, he does not assume that something was broken on the car, "that's probably why my cap". He simply turned the corner and immediately lost the car - possibly with the help of a tailwind. "Maybe I was a little too fast for these conditions," he says.
"I know that something like this happens with cars and in Formula 1, so it's nothing out of the ordinary. I'm fine, but I'm sorry for the boys," continued the Australian. "Fortunately, this doesn't happen to me very often, but it happened today. Sorry."
The second training session was therefore early for Ricciardo. Although the car was badly damaged, Renault believes that it will be ready for use again tomorrow: "The car will be ready to race again tomorrow," promises chief racing engineer Ciaron Pilbeam.
teammate Esteban Ocon finished the day in the top 10 and finished tenth, 1.086 seconds back. "It was a great day for us when it came to learning," says the Frenchman. "Our day went smoothly and we went through the planned program, which is good."
"There are a few small things to improve, but there are also some good areas where we are strong. It was definitely a useful day and we want more tomorrow."
Crutchlow set for surgery on wrist injury .
LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow will be flown to hospital in Barcelona for surgery on a fractured right wrist suffered in a crash during the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix weekend. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Cal Crutchlow, Team LCR Honda Crutchlow crashed in the morning warm-up at Jerez at the fast Turn 8 left-hander when he lost the front of his Honda. Taking a heavy knock as he slid through the gravel, Crutchlow was taken to hospital in Jerez for checks and was declared unfit to ride in Sunday’s race having suffered a mild concussion.