The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg commented on his performance at the Grand Prix of China.
Despite starting from a high seventh position, a German, and two weeks ago, remained without points, finishing 12th.
“At the end of the first round we decided to take a chance and go to slicks as the track was dry, except for the starting line – quoted Hulkenberg press-service of the Renault. – When I left the boxes, because of the departure of lance Stroll appeared virtual machine security, which prevented me to warm up the tires. The clutch is worsened and the car was like riding on ice. I have deployed several times. After that it all went wrong. Mode VSC has virtually destroyed our strategy, and with it the race. It’s a shame, because today, I think we had a chance to get a good result”.
The partner of German team-mate Jolyon Palmer finished 13th.
“A difficult race, said the Briton. – The decision to enter a pit stop at the end of the warm up lap was correct. But when dealing with a racer Toro Rosso, I stopped on the wet part of the track, and then, when he was enabled VSC, tyres lost temperature. So the first part of the race was very difficult.
If to speak about positive moments, then the reliability of the machine was fine and I was able to drive the whole race. Now we go to Bahrain with the intention of competing better.”
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