Renault Sport Formula One Team previews the twenty-first and final race weekend of the 2018 Formula 1 season, the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz share their thoughts on the challenges of the Yas Marina Circuit, while Cyril Abiteboul and Nick Chester give the latest on the team and on the Renault R.S.18-R.E.18 package.
Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing: “We head to Abu Dhabi on the back of a disappointing performance in Brazil, especially after our solid races in the United States and Mexico. As always, we picked ourselves up and dusted ourselves down and we’re fully focused on the task that lies ahead. This final race of the season is very important for the team. There’s still a job to do in Abu Dhabi and we expect to finish the season as we started it in Australia; with both cars competitive and inside the top ten.”
Nico Hülkenberg: “Abu Dhabi has been the scene of the season finale for the last couple of years and it’s definitely a good venue to round off the year. There’s a lot at stake for the team in the Constructors’ Championship. Last year it went down to the wire and, while this season we have more of a points cushion, we go there knowing there’s a job to do and anything can happen.”