The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer has shared his impressions of the new car and new tyres, 2017 for the second day of pre-season tests in Barcelona.
Jolyon finished yesterday’s eighth day in the results table, after 53 laps.
Kimi Raikkonen was fastest on the second day of pre-season tests
“If we talk about how to go racing, I’d say they will be quite different from races past, as the level of tire wear is significantly decreased, – said the Briton. – Almost no wear. Warming up the tires also slightly changed, so places in qualifying it will be difficult.
Racers welcome such changes, because they can now rely on the new tires. I think we have a lot of Grand Prix with one pit stop. However, I never use the bus Soft and Medium, so it is difficult to lay down a complete picture. Maybe Ultrasoft rubber is less resistant to wear.
If to speak about Renault, while I don’t know where we will be. But now I’m quite happy with the new machine. I think my new car is absolutely all pilots, as this technique is much better than the one that was last year. The level of downforce is significantly increased. I think over the winter Renault has made progress.”
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