2020-05-14 23:22:57 UTC
Sainz had nice words about them. Renault on the other hand, sent
Ricciardo off to McLaren, with slightly veiled passive-aggressive
statement about his disloyalty to Renault!
I'm starting to see a pattern in Renault that was also around back in
the 80's. At the end of the 83 season, Renault fired both Prost and
Eddie Cheever for failing to win either the driver's or constructor's
championship. Prost was second that year, and Cheever was scoring a lot
of podiums, they had the basis of a winning team the next season, as
long as they got their reliability up, but they threw it away. I think
there may be a systemic management problem at Renault that never goes
away, decade after decade, even as the personnel change over that time,
all of the new people fall into the same traps. Maybe it's a government
management mentality, since Renault used to be owned by the French
government for so long (might still be, I don't know).
Do you think that team boss, Cyril Abitaboul's job is at stake now, for
losing Ricciardo? So he had to put out a passive-aggressive statement to
preserve his power within the structure?