GP Germany: Renault progress in the classification of Hockenheim


despite still battling for move Q1, the feeling in Renault is that in Hungary took a step forward. The Renault RS16 has a behavior closest to what they want to the pilots, allowing Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen have a performance more strong, and above all, consistent. In line with this, the qualifying session of the German GP has finished with heads and tails for the pilots of the French brand since Jolyon Palmer finished sixteenth after passing to the Q2. For his part, Kevin Magnussen was eliminated in Q1 by a few thousandths.

Jolyon Palmer has been the that has made more effective the progression of the Renault RS16 to sneak into Q2. The british driver finished sixteenth, although you will earn a position on the grid as his teammate for the penalty suffered by Romain Grosjean: It’s good to be back in the Q2, the car has improved in general. There is a clear progress in the performance that we obtained. We were close to Q2 at Silverstone, for performance we should have been there in Hungary and at Hockenheim we managed to get. we Even had better pace than in Budapest“.

In this line, Jolyon Palmer has been very positive face to the race on Sunday. In fact, the british considered that you can reach the area of points if the luck accompanies you in Hockenheim: “I ran pretty well in Hungary until I came along the curve 4. We had great options there, so that I can drive well throughout the race, then you should have some opportunity to add some point“.


Kevin Magnussen has been to the gates of Q2 after committing a
small error on his final flying lap, but the dane does not hide that
they are still a step behind its direct rivals in a row:
“My lap was not the best and I have lost the possibility of entering into
Q2 for very little. Both team’s cars were very evenly matched and
Palmer took the victory today. it Is very likely that you do not have the
same pace over a lap than our direct rivals
as seen in
the free 3 and in the classification”.

however, the pilot
scandinavian also look with hope to the race on Sunday to little
the pace of the Renault RS16 in long runs accompany you, as well
consider both drivers: Our performance over long runs is more
, so we hope we can be stronger tomorrow and have a
career in which we can fight until the end”.