Kimi Räikkönen took seventh while Romain Grosjean finished ninth in a solid but frustrating Indian Grand Prix where both drivers finished right behind the cars ahead. Kimi maintains third position in the Drivers’ Championship on 173 points; 54 away from Fernando Alonso ahead and six in front of Mark Webber behind. The team remains fourth in the Constructors’ Championship on 263 points; 43 behind McLaren and an increased 127 in front of Mercedes.
Kimi Räikkönen, P7, E20-05
Romain Grosjean, P9, E20-03
Eric Boullier, Team Principal
Alan Permane, Trackside Operations Director
Ricardo Penteado, Renault Sport F1 Team Support Leader
“A double points finish is a good result today. We worked very hard with the team to optimise the Coandă exhaust system and we have made some good progress in this area. In this respect it’s been a very positive weekend and we hope to build on this momentum in a week’s time in Abu Dhabi.”