RENAULT will be looking for more of the same at the French Formula 1 Grand Prix this weekend.

The Enstone-based team secured a first double points finish of the season in Canada earlier this month.

Renault have upgrades for Sunday’s race at Circuit Paul Ricard and Daniel Ricciardo is feeling encouraged.

He said: "The target for France has to be repeating the form of Canada.

“The team had good pace at Paul Ricard last year, so there’s certainly a good feeling there.

“We have some upgrades, which should mean the start of a trend of our true pace.

“It’s coming along well and, as the car gets better, I’m also growing in confidence and I’ll keep getting better with it."

Haas driver Romain Grosjean is looking forward to his home grand prix.

But the 33-year-old will be hoping for an improvement on 2018 when he finished out of the points in 11th for the Banbury-prepared team.

He said: “I’m looking forward to this year again.

“I’m hoping for a better result, as last year was not the race I wanted.

“So, let’s hope it’s a good weekend, a good race, make sure we don’t spend too much energy outside the track, but on the other hand, I want to share a lot with the fans.”

Grove-based Williams are yet to score a point in 2019.

The team will be running a test programme over the course of the weekend to find further improvement.

And Robert Kubica is expecting the nature of the circuit to provide its own difficulties.

He said: “The combination of high-speed long corners, long straights and low speed corners make it a challenging circuit.

“I am looking forward to what should be a hot weekend, that will be demanding on the tyres with the high-speed long corners putting a lot of stress and energy into the tyres.

“We will need to investigate these factors to prepare for the race.”