The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg was pleased with the race pace of RS17 at the Grand Prix of Russia.
On the opening three Grands Prix of the season-2017 Niko highly qualified, but the race certainly rolled back.
On the eve of the weekend at Sochi Autodrom French team has worked in this region and, apparently, achieved a positive result in Sochi Hulkenberg started and finished eighth.
“I am pleased with the strategy on the race chosen by the team – said the German. – At the end of the first segment of the tyre has worn very badly, but we achieved our goal. I lost position at the start, and then tried to go to the pit stop as late as possible to squeeze the maximum from rubber.
I rode the max and the car was working really well. In addition, to improve our race pace. Yes, in this area we have a lot of work, but we definitely made a step in the right direction.”
Race Jolyon Palmer ended in the second turn, when he had contact with Romain Grosjean from Haas.
“I got a good start, but at the outer radius of the second turn was Sauber, and at the inner radius rash maneuver through the curb trying to hold Romain [Grosjean], – said Palmer. – Perhaps Romain is not seen, but I had nowhere to go, because the other side was a car Sauber.
He continued moving and crashed into me, causing we both are unable to continue the fight.
I’m sorry for the mechanics who did a great job to prepare the car to race, but it was very short.”
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