Cyril Abitbul: Hulkenberg needs to surprise, and Palmer – progress

Сирил Абитбуль: Хюлькенберг должен удивить, а Палмер – прогрессировать

Head of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul told what the team expects from its drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer.

Last year Renault with difficulty climbed to the ninth place in the constructors ‘ championship because of a late deal with Lotus. In the end, the French team decided not to extend the contract with Kevin Magnussen and left the team Jolyon Palmer, while the Dane was replaced by Nico Hulkenberg.

The winner of the daily marathon in Le Mans, in spite of the indisputable talent for 115 starts and never missed the podium.

“We want Hulkenberg surprised us, and Palmer continued to progress — Abitbul admitted in an interview with the French publication Auto Plus. We are going to climb higher in the constructors ‘ championship and immediately to make improvements through the chassis, not forgetting to constantly progress. We must act quickly.

As for the engine, we need to develop it on the basis of last year. We chose a more aggressive design, but the whole year we will require reliability and competitiveness.

We can assess our progress thanks to the cooperation with Red Bull Racing, which will be a great benchmark for us.”

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