Daniel Ricciardo has made his Formula 1 testing reunite with Renault in the Red Bull Ring at Austria before this 2020 season-opener in 2 weeks’ time.
Renault declared last week it would be holding a personal test in the Spielberg circuit with its own 2018 automobile, stepping up its preparations for the delayed start to the 2020 effort.
Seven-time grand prix winner Ricciardo was the first to finish conducting in Austria for Renault, with recently returned to Europe after spending a lot of lockdown at Australia.
Ricciardo finished 115 laps of the Red Bull Ring included in Renault’s preparations for the new year, equating to 500 km)
The group introduced a brief movie clip of Ricciardo finishing a grid launch at the 2018-spec car, which donned the group’s all-black testing livery.
The evaluation will probably have contributed Renault a primary chance to get to grips with all the upgraded protocols placed to be enforced for the opening races of the new year after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Including team employees wearing masks and sticking to social bookmarking procedures where possible, using a more thorough strategy set to be shown by the FIA after this week.
Mercedes has completed two weeks of testing at Silverstone for up to pace with the new processes, whereas Ferrari, AlphaTauri and Running Point also have confirmed plans for conducting in the forthcoming weeks.
Renault will finish another day of testing from Austria on Wednesday, together with Esteban Ocon taking more than team-mate Ricciardo from the R.S.18 automobile.
Running running in Austria has clear benefits given the circuit will sponsor the opening two races from those 2020 year on 5 July and 12 July.
But, the decision wasn’t taken for this reason alone, together with quarantine restrictions in both France and the UK complicating plans to check at Paul Ricard or Silverstone. Any employees travelling between the states to get a test could have been made to isolate for fourteen days upon returning.
Racing Point and AlphaTauri will conduct filming times using their 2020 automobiles before this season beginning, operating at Silverstone and Imola respectively.
Both evaluations will probably be limited to 100 kilometers in accordance with the F1 testing regulations.
Ferrari will finish a test at Fiorano using its 2018 automobile, the SF71H, together with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc in the not too distant future.