"Christian Horner's (Red Bull) long-running criticism of Renault-powered engines was escalated again after the Bahrain Grand Prix on Monday morning (AEDT) when he savagely joked the French outfits failures were to blame for his own team’s failure to snatch a spot on the podium — just as he claims they were to blame last year when Red Bull were running with Renault engines.
Max Verstappen’s charge past struggling pole-sitter Charles Leclerc in the dying laps was thwarted when Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg retired from the race without making it back to the pits, allowing Leclerc to limp home and retain his spot on the dais.
“Renault blowing up unfortunately didn’t help us see the podium,” Horner said with a giggle, according to ESPN.
“It’s ironic, isn’t it? Whether they’re in the car or out of the car.”
Unfortunately for Ricciardo, Horner’s cheap jab would have been low on his extensive list of headaches after Bahrain."
To see both Renaults DNF within minutes (seconds?) of each other within a few laps of the finish, must have been anguish for Renault Team bosses, and must result in a bit of soul searching back at the team office, I reckon. Let's hope it has positive results.