Abiteboul on why they ditched Hulk for Ocon

For the German driver, Hulkenberg time with Renault ends at the end of the current season.

Asked Abiteboul why they decided to sign Ocon: “It’s simply about being competitive, especially more competitive than this season, which is our goal.”

“There are some positive things, but we have to improve,”

“It was on this basis that we made our decision. He reveals: “If age can help us achieve this goal, then of course we won’t say no to it”.

“And I think there’s a generation of drivers who might be better able to handle what the car expects,”

“When you’re in your twenties, there’s a different dynamic and you’re at a different point in your career.”

“This may enable you to accept certain limitations of the car better and deal with them.” added Abiteboul.