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Cyril Abiteboul confirms that the Alonso deal could well take a couple of more years to materialise

The Renault chief made it clear that it would be too soon to declare that Fernando Alonso would be shaking hands with Renault in 2018. Renault’s graph has gone uphill since the start of 2017, and their mid-year results have been nothing but impressive. However, the dream landing of former World Champion Fernando Alonso might still be a distant dream according to Cyril.

Cyril and Renault look to refrain from negative publicity, as they know the tantrums the Spaniard had once thrown at Honda, which culminated into an ugly ending. Currently with McLaren, Alonso has cast doubts over his future and said that he would make a decision this September. Hesitating a tad bit on signing the Spaniard, Cyril revealed his worries stating that Alonso might well be up and ready to fight for the crown once he sets foot at Renault. Follow our latest betting tips here.

Max Verstappen takes a not-so sly dig at Red Bull

The Dutchman’s outburst against Red Bull seems to have reached the zenith as Max have lashed out at the latter stating that he would rather have the car blown up than seeing it shut out while racing. The frustration culminated into an emotional outburst when he had to withdraw from the race at Spa following a sensor shut down the power unit. Verstappen further stated that Red Bull is looking to play safe, and that is resulting in such stop-start situations. Verstappen’s future at Red Bull looks all but secure.

Max has already gone through six retirements this season and he has confined in Red Bull Marketing advisor Helmut Marko. Agitated and hurt, Max revealed that he had to take a much-needed vacation after a disastrous first half of the season only to force out after a mishap at the Spa. He added about the winning package that he expected to deliver with Red Bull, but things went downhill due to the latter’s technical failure, and Red Bull has been criticised by several pundits as well.

Daniel Ticktum the only good thing about Red Bull’s season this year

The largely rated wonder kid, Daniel Ticktum is set to compete in three races for the DAMS squad. Daniel had to serve a one-year ban after deliberately colliding against fellow driver in a safety car period in British F4. DAMS was set to churn out budding champions and collaborated with Red Bull to look up for Daniel. Francois Sicard, team boss DAMS expressed content with Daniel’s graph and awarded him with the tag of classy driver. DAMS is currently sitting at sixth in GP3 Championships, and the recent collaborating could help them work their way up the charts.



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