The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer commented on his crash during the second training session in Melbourne.
In the last corner of his second fast lap Jolyon lost control of RS17, resulting in a car flew in a tire barrier.
When the reporter AUTOSPORT.com asked the British to describe the cause of the accident, the driver said, “I was turning a corner, I felt understeer, then the rear part of the machine broke.
Honestly, I did not expect this. I took a clean round and attacked in the last turn, but the rear of the car just skidded.
I had no chance. I first encountered this problem on this machine.
The most offensive that I felt the car and assumed we are in a good position, after a few laps. I attacked because I was confident in the car.
However, the accident will affect my program. But I can still catch up tomorrow need to have a good workout”.
In the incident, Palmer was not injured. The team will have time to repair the machine to the beginning of the third exercise. Because of the accident on Friday, the Briton was able to pass only ten laps as in the morning session in his car had a failure of the gearbox.
At the same time, the case of Palmer teammate Nico Hulkenberg is going good in the second practice, he drove 36 laps and finished in ninth place.
“We can already say that things are going well but we still have a lot of work ahead, because now I’m not happy with the balance, – said Niko. – I hope that we will be able to improve the situation, so I felt more comfortable behind the wheel of a car.
Friday’s results tell us very little, but I’m pleased with how this day passed. This is the main thing.”
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