Cyril Abitbul: We took a risk with the gearbox on the car of Nico

Сирил Абитбуль: Мы рискнули с коробкой передач на машине Нико Хюлькенберга

Executive Director of Renault Sport’s Cyril Abitbul commented on the disappointing results of Monaco Grand Prix for the French team.

Nico Hulkenberg was forced to terminate the struggle in the race due to the failure of the gearbox, and Jolyon Palmer finished 11th.

“Overall, the weekend turned out disappointing, because in Monaco we wanted to continue a series of strong performances – stated Cyril. – On Friday, the team did a great job on resolving the problems that have arisen on our machines on Thursday. We wanted to make it to Saturday, our pilots had the opportunity to win a worthy place on the starting grid At the Monaco Grand Prix”.

The Frenchman said that the team did observe anomalies in the operation of the transmission on the car of Nico Hulkenberg, but chose not to replace this item before the race.

“The analysis revealed some problems with the gearbox, but we decided to leave it on the car to avoid the penalty on the starting grid – continued Abitbul. – To score points in these races, you need to take risks. This time the risk did not justify itself.

Sorry that happened, because Nico showed good speed. Jolyon spent error-free race, and this has a positive impact on his confidence. Now he must use this confidence to better qualify for the next stage, in order to have more chances to gain points on Sunday”.

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