Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas and the Mercedes Team have brought their "Corona-Shakedown" as early as last week in Silverstone behind. On Tuesday, Renault has tightened up, with Daniel Ricciardo, and in place of the formula-1 season will start in 2020 (5. July), at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
Ricciardo completed with a black-painted R. S. 18 from the season 2018 115 laps (the equivalent of around 500 kilometers) on the Austrian racetrack. Lap times were also kept under lock and key, such as information about how the Test went.
Superficially, it was already about Ricciardo shakes off his rust, and the Team gets used to the because of the Coronavirus pandemic, changes in the processes. "Got me today, it reminds, how it is to drive fast. Was fun. Cool," she posted Ricciardo to the Test on Instagram.
That Renault has chosen, of all things, Spielberg for the Shakedown, provides for "landlord" Helmut Marko by the way, for displeasure: "That was a great performance from the project to Spielberg, that you have rented out a competitive team on the Piste," growls the Red Bull motor sport consultant to the 'speed week'. "Let's say this: it was a generous gesture."
From a Renault point of view Spielberg as a Location close to lying. A Shakedown in Silverstone and Le Castellet would be because of the restrictions in terms of entry and exit are not currently feasible have been To Silverstone, the motor engineers from France are allowed to enter only after two weeks of quarantine, to Le the British chassis engineers Castellet.
For Red Bull itself is such a Test in Spielberg is not possible. The FIA regulations prohibits Boliden Tests with 2019er and 2020, and in 2018, the Red Bull was still with Renault instead of a Honda-engines on the road.
AlphaTauri in turn has rented for the Shakedown Spielberg, but Imola on April 24. June. There is a so-called film day is planned.
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