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Abiteboul feared the worse for Riccardo after Ocon failure

Cyril Abiteboul says tensions were high in the Renault camp during the Eifel GP, the Enstone squad fearing for Daniel Ricciardo during his run to the podium after an engine issue had sidelined teammate Esteban Ocon. Renault conquered at the Nürburgring its first podium finish as a works outfit since its return to the grid in 2016, while Ricciardo stepped up onto the rostrum for the first time since his triumph in the Monaco GP in 2018. However, it was anything but a laid-back Sunday on the Renault pitwall for Abiteboul and the team's engineers who feared that the power unit issue that had caused Ocon's demise on lap 22 could jeopardise Ricciardo's forward march. And the retirement of...
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