The pilot of Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg, who finished ninth in the second practice in Abu Dhabi, was pleased with the results of the first day of the racing weekend at Yas Marina.
“Honestly, it was a quite standard Friday, said Nico. – In the first session we carefully used the same engine as the evening began to do their usual program.
In Abu Dhabi, the car looks quite competitive: I would say that we are on the same level as Force India and McLaren. I hope that on Saturday we will be able to squeeze more out of the car to approach the race in a favorable position.”
His team mate Carlos Sainz, who took 13th place, added: “Friday’s session went well. In the first session we tested some aerodynamic parts, and the second I could and stepped a good speed.
If talking about the simulation of qualification and race pace in Abu Dhabi, we look stronger than in the previous tracks”.
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