Renault team leader Abitobull said: He "blame" for losing Ricardo.
Australian driver Daniel Ricardo is one of the top drivers in the paddock. In the 2018 season, he announced to join Renault. Two years later, he again announced his transfer to McLaren. At the Nürburgring station that ended last weekend, Ricardo represented Renault on the podium for the first time, and it was also the first podium since the Renault team returned to F1.
“It’s a great feeling,” Abi Tobull said in an interview with “Team Daily”. “We had a long wait before reaching the podium, which is also an important step for Renault. In fact, we waited. This moment has been a long time."
“这真是很棒的感觉，”阿比·托布尔（Abi Tobull）在接受《每日邮报》采访时说。 “在登上领奖台之前，我们等待了很长时间，这对雷诺来说也是重要的一步。实际上，我们等待了。这一刻已经很久了。”
Ricardo's coming on stage means that Abitobull will fulfill his promise with the former, that is, to engrave a tattoo on his body, the content is determined by Ricardo. Although Abitobull was very willing to do this, he was also disappointed because this was Ricardo's last season at Renault.
"I'm very disappointed," he said. "When I heard that he was going to leave, I really felt like I was punched hard because this car has potential. The spread of the epidemic stopped everything. But I blame myself for not letting Ricardo leave the team by showing the potential of Renault F1."
Renault will be renamed Alpine for the 2021 season, and Ricardo will be replaced by two-time world champion Fernando Alonso. This week the Spanish drivers will participate in a test run by Renault in Barcelona.