The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg was satisfied with his performance in qualifying in Monte Carlo.
Penalties pilots McLaren will raise Hulkenberg from 12th to tenth place on the starting grid At the Monaco Grand Prix. His teammate Jolyon Palmer has completed the qualified 17th and will start with 16-th position.
“I think we squeezed the maximum out of the car, – said Niko. – Throughout the weekend we didn’t have enough grip and the balance left much to be desired. But on Saturday we managed to finalize the car, and I was satisfied with their circles.
In the race we will have hard times. In Monaco you always have to be careful, because this track may surprise us. You need to be prepared to take a chance if he comes.”
Palmer added: “I was pleased with the car at the end of Saturday, despite the fact that I didn’t look too competitive. Throughout the weekend I was on a par with Nico. I am disappointed with the results of the qualification: I believe that this result is not a real reflection of what we are capable of.
In the first set of tyres I was scrubbing the wall, which had a puncture, rear left tyre. I tried to drive as quickly on his second hot lap, but this time is not enough to pass in the second segment.
The new machine is quite wide, but the track in Monaco is narrow, so the race will not be easy. However, here can happen anything”.
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