Local favourite Daniel Ricciardo
hopes got a boost on Wednesday. As the Australian met with the local press ahead of the 2017 season opener, it emerged that Renault
has solved the recurring reliability problem with its new power unit. Auto Motor und Sport correspondent Michael Schmidt said: "In the Barcelona tests, the Renault team
s had to use throttled performance most of the time." Red Bull
- the most competitive Renault
-powered team - was a few tenths off the pace of ...