Esteban Ocon has urged his side of the Renault garage to forget about its disappointing recent races and “turn their bad luck around” for the season-ending triple-header.
Renault had climbed to third in the championship with two podiums in three races but dropped to fifth after Daniel Ricciardo hit Ocon at the start and the pair collected just one point between them.
Ocon, who also retired from the previous race with a gearbox failure, said: “There’s not much time to feel sorry for ourselves, so I’m determined to have a solid weekend and take some big points at a strategic time of the season.
“I’m definitely feeling motivated after what happened at the last two races. I’ve said it doesn’t feel like we have too much luck on our side of the garage, but I believe it’s in our own hands to turn that around.”
Having climbed to third in the standings, a single point return from the Turkish Grand Prix dropped Renault back to fifth, 18 points behind Racing Point.
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