RENAULT climbed to fifth in the Formula 1 constructors championship after a chaotic Italian Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo was sixth and Esteban Ocon eighth for the Enstone-based team, who earlier in the day announced they would be rebranding as Alpine F1 next season.

The incident-packed race featured two safety cars, with one bizarrely deployed when the pit lane was closed, as Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly took a remarkable maiden victory.

Ocon admitted the unusual identity of the race-winner meant it was a missed opportunity.

He said: “I have mixed feelings as we had a good race on track and took some solid points, but also it was one of those races when you see the podium and wonder what could have been.

“We didn’t have luck on our side with the pit-stop before the red flag and that meant a free stop for the others.”

Meanwhile, Williams came close to getting off the mark for the season.

In the Grove-based team’s last race under the ownership of the Williams family, Nicholas Latifi was 11th and George Russell 14th.

Romain Grosjean was 12th for Haas, from Banbury, while teammate Kevin Magnussen retired.