After five years of absence, Renault returned to the tracks as a factory team in the Grand Prix of Australia. After the positive sensations of the Saturday, with both drivers accessing the Q2, the situation improved even more in the race, and both riders ended up at the gates to start the season, winning points.
The highlighted name of the team this weekend has been the debutante Jolyon Palmer. “The team has done an amazing job this weekend by qualifying for Q2 and finishing the race eleventh and twelfth: is the maximum we could expect to get. It is a good start, we have been close to score points, and we can move forward from here”.
Palmer spent his career engaged in feuds with other drivers, and signed some good overtaking moves, especially a maneuver in parallel in the curve 4. “The race itself was busy but fun; I have loved being wheel-to-wheel again after a year away from the races. It has been great to be back in the struggles, and everything was very smooth for me”.
Kevin Magnussen, for its part, had to face an uphill race from the start. “We have a good car; the rhythm is solid, as the setup database. It is something that we can work and evolve to get more performance. Today everything is complicated at the beginning, I was very annoyed by the prick. I don’t think having played with anyone, so that has been very unfortunate”.
The red flag allowed him to recover back lost, and Magnussen returned to be mixed with the middle area, moving up several positions to finish 12th after Palmer. “I Never want to see a incident of red flag, and it is very positive that Fernando could leave foot of this dramatic accident, but the restart we benefited. Our pace was then very promising, so I’m excited for the upcoming races”.