In the round-up: Renault sporting director Alan Permane says rivals Racing Point still have the quickest car in the three-way fight for third in the constructors championship.

What they say

With four races to go, Renault hold third place, one point ahead of McLaren and Racing Point:

Unfortunately the pink car is the quickest of the three. If you look at their pace, if you look at Checo in Portimao where he came back through the field, his pace was just incredible. Had he not gone off, he would have been a long way up.

But having said that in Nurburgring we beat them. I don’t say ‘easily’, but I think without sort of a slightly messed up, odd strategy that we had, trying to take advantage of the Virtual Safety Car and stopped Daniel really early, if we’ve have gone on long he’d have breezed it.

So I think it’s a little bit circuit-dependent. And I think a comment Daniel made a couple of weeks ago that it’ll come down to reliability, that is also key to it and we’ve got to get both cars in the points every week.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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