despite the new engine, which premiered in Monaco and Canada, Renault Sport does not end in raise head. The French training has detected that the chassis has some adaptation problems with the engine, which is that the performance does not end of appear. This problem has been evident once more in the classification of the GP of Austria, the entire time that Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer have been eliminated in Q1. In addition, the two pilots have been faced with various investigations that have been completed with a penalty of three positions on the grid and two points for Jolyon Palmer.
Kevin Magnussen ended the seventeenth, a position that was called into question by an investigation by not reducing speed under yellow flag. However, the pilot is Danish not suffered any sanction after submitting telemetry to the FIA. Still, Magnussen did not show happy with his performance: “Had a little more time in the car, but I made a mistake in the last corner on my last lap fast. Despite this, it is more or less where we expected to find in this classification. We are working to improve, but now is the thing that we could do”.
despite a certain resignation in their words, Kevin Magnussen was trying to get some positive reading: “Morning I have the feeling that I’ll be a little closer to my rivals and I hope that something happens out of the ordinary. It would not be bad some rain or a safety car at an opportune moment. It is to the little that we can turn to, but if one of these circumstances we will be ready to maximize the opportunity that comes to us. We are with fingers crossed”.
Worse you things were going to Jolyon Palmer. The british driver finished eighteenth, a position which however will not be the fill-in grill. The FIA decided to punish the three positions and two points from your card to Palmer by not slowing down enough under yellow flag, which additionally burdened its options: “in the absence Of the red flag, the yellow and have a set of tires again, I think with a perfect lap we could have sneaked into Q2. This weekend, the car is something better, more coherent and especially more stable“.
already Thinking of the day Sunday, Jolyon Palmer explained to the press shifted to the track of Red Bull Ring: “The strategy of the race is a little bit to go to the unknown, especially if we return to the point in which we can have a greater tyre degradation. The ultrablandos lose rather quickly their consistency, so we will be attentive to choose the strategy and to be able to take advantage of any option to trace“.