RENAULT capitalised on a chaotic finish at Formula 1’s the British Grand Prix.

The team, based in Enstone, celebrated fourth place for Daniel Ricciardo, while teammate Esteban Ocon was sixth.

Both gained two places in the closing stages as Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz suffered punctures at Silverstone.

Ricciardo said: “Maybe with a couple more laps we could have had a podium.

“We were assisted by some chaos, but we were definitely a top-six car today and that’s pleasing.”

Ocon paid tribute to the staff in Oxfordshire, and at their French factory, for the leap forward.

He said: “It was a strong performance from the team.

“It’s a credit to everyone at Enstone and Viry for their hard work.”

Williams are still waiting for their first point of the season, but both drivers improved on their qualifying displays.

They have found it easier to deliver on a Saturday this season, so George Russell, who was 12th, felt their showing yesterday was a good sign.

He said: “This was the first race where we have been pretty fast, and our Sunday pace matched our Saturday, so that is positive.

“We have put a lot of effort in to focus on our pace today, so we are going in the right direction.”

Teammate Nicholas Latifi was 15th,

He said: “It was quite an enjoyable race, as it is much nicer when you are in the fight with other cars.”

Romain Grosjean was 16th for Banbury’s Haas, while Kevin Magnussen crashed on the first lap after contact with Alexander Albon.

The Dane said: “We were close to the top ten. It was looking good, I’m very gutted.”

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who also suffered a puncture, won the race to extend his lead.

Silverstone hosts another race next Sunday.