The team Renault Sport started the GP of Europe with a difficult mission, to achieve the points despite starting with their two single-seaters in the last row of the grid in Baku after the replacement of the gearbox of the car to Magnussen. However and in spite of a good number of dropouts, the cavalcade of Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer showed insufficient at the first change. Although the performance of both drivers on the soft tyre was positive, the mountain to climb was too great for a team that continues to have serious problems.
Kevin Magnussen kicked off last after replacing the gearbox in his car, opting for exit from the pitlane with a new set of tires superblandas. The rest of the race is completed with soft rubber in an alternative strategy with which they sought to gain positions: “Creo that was a good race in which we have learned a lot. We qualify penúltimos, we emerged from the pitlane and ended up decimocuartos. It is not so bad. We learned all about how to set the car in extreme conditions, something that is a plus point for the team”.
by way of balance, Magnussen explained: “The main thing to remember after this weekend in Baku is the way in which the team has managed to maintain the calm without stop looking for a positive side. It is a winning team, who have been world champions many times and it is very difficult to see as your two cars are ranked in the last row. However, their reaction was strong and had a career consistent“.
For his part, Jolyon Palmer had a race very similar to that of its companion, although the british came out from the grill. However, the strategy of Palmer was just the reverse of that of Magnussen at the beginning of the british soft tyres and finish the race with superblandos: “We have shown once more that our race pace is much better than the results we achieved in classification, which we are pleased. I had a large flat with the soft tyre, which forced me to change tires. Even so, the pace was pretty good”.
In this aspect, Jolyon Palmer explained: “The superblando also offered a good level, but it was difficult to reach the area of points. It is also true that an error occurred during the output has been determined, in part, my race, although it is true that we have had a fun day on the track and in which we have managed to take steps in the right direction. it Is a pity that we didn’t have a car a little more competitive today“.