RENAULT and Williams came away from the second round of the Formula 1 season wondering about what might have been.

Daniel Ricciardo came home eighth in Austria, matching teammate Esteban Ocon’s result for the Enstone-based team on the same circuit a week earlier.

Ocon was unable to back it up, after a cooling issue forced him to retire after 25 laps.

Grove’s Williams felt they had a real chance at some points after George Russell qualified in 12th, but the British driver ran wide early on to drop through the field.

He ended up 16th, one place ahead of teammate Nicholas Latifi.

Haas, who have a factory in Banbury, are also still waiting for their first point of the campaign after Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finished 12th and 13th respectively.

Ricciardo did score points, but he was sixth with three laps remaining, when he had to take evasive action to avoid a collision, costing the Australian two places.

He said: “I did see (Lance) Stroll coming but I felt if I turned in, we would have crashed, so I had to make that call.

“I maybe should have blocked him and it’s a shame to lose a couple of positions from that one moment.

“The overriding feeling is frustration, but we’re up and running for the season now.”

A bitterly disappointed Russell said: “I need to say my apologies to the team.

“Who knows what today could have been, but I’ll bounce back next week.”

Lewis Hamilton won the race ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas, who still leads the standings after claiming victory in the opening race.

The season moves on to Hungary this weekend.