THE three Oxfordshire Formula 1 teams had a race to forget at the Bahrain Grand Prix – with none able to claim a point.

And it was the Enstone-based Renault who would have felt the blow more than most, with their drivers in fifth and sixth places with just three laps to go when both cars were forced to retire within a minute of each other.

Nico Hulkenberg was the first to call it a day when lying sixth in the closing stages.

And to compound a miserable afternoon, just half a lap later Daniel Ricciardo also pulled over as a race that promised so much, delivered so little.

Ricciardo had led briefly early on, staying out for longer than the leading cars in the opening part of the race.

Kevin Magnussen was the highest-placed finisher in an Oxfordshire car, coming 13th in his Banbury-prepared Haas.

His teammate, Romain Grosjean, was forced to retire on lap 17.

He had contact with Lance Stroll at the start and was forced to twice go into the pits twice before finally calling it a day.

It was another tough race for the Grove-based Williams.

Robert Kubica started from the back of the grid with teammate George Russell one position ahead of him.

Both cars finished, Russell in 15th and Kubica last in 16th.

Lewis Hamilton won the race after an engine problem hit runaway leader Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari late on.