Renault has achieved in Barcelona, is the best result since the return of the factory team in Formula 1, than the head of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul were extremely pleased.
During the race pilot team Niko Hulkenberg made a phenomenal start, breaking from the 13th to seventh place, and not allowing any mistakes and using proper strategy that guaranteed Renault finish on a high sixth place.
“We have achieved a fantastic result in the race, despite the poor qualifications – admitted Abitbul. Is once again proved that it is necessary to use every opportunity and never give up.
Nico started great, the team did what was required, plus we were a bit lucky.
We are well implemented strategy, on time, stopping at pit stops, and our race pace was not lower than that of rivals such as Haas, Williams and Toro Rosso”.
Despite the progress, the Manager thinks the team need to speed up the process rise to the top.
“It’s great that we continue to progress, but we still have to work hard on improving the performance of R. S. 17 – added Abitbul. This weekend was quite unusual because our race pace was higher than in qualifying.
Jolyon [Palmer] was rather bad at this Grand Prix, so we strive to understand what exactly the problem.”
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