Renault racer Nico Hulkenberg commented on his performance in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the results of which took the seventh place, becoming the best of the pilots of the middle group.
“We know that this is only the qualification and in the race can happen anywhere, but we will have a good starting position, – quotes Hulkenberg press-service of the Renault. My fastest lap in the second segment became one of the best in the season. In the final part had to be more complicated, because the asphalt temperature continuously decreased, but such conditions we see here every year.
On long series of circles, we look good, I feel comfortable in the car, so we are confident as possible at this stage. In the race we will have the same approach as usual. But we hope to keep that seventh spot.”
German teammate Carlos Sainz remained outside of the third segment and will start 12th.
“A bit disappointing the outcome of the qualification, especially considering that the pace in the third practice session and the first segment was allowed to pass on, commented Sainz. – Unfortunately, in the second segment I couldn’t properly warm up the tires and resulting in a quick circle turned out suboptimal.
But we showed that we were quick to long series of circles, so on Sunday expect to spend a good race and score points”.
Text online broadcast of the qualification of Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi with pictures you can view on our website.
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