GP Russia: A new ground that solves the problems of Jolyon Palmer


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The premiere of Jolyon Palmer in the Formula 1 is not resulting anything but simple, in agreement with the discrete results of his team, Renault, in his return as a constructor has not yet managed to add or a point in the three first grand prix of the season 2016. But the british believed that the change of soil in his car has solved the problems that have been affecting you, and even to create that account with any option for scoring in the Grand Prix of Russia.

Palmer, who came from a very discreet race in China, it was in Friday’s free to striking distance not only of his team mate, Kevin Magnussen, but the tester Renault, Sergey Sirotkin. But once replaced the floor of their R16, qualified in 18th place, just one tenth of Magnussen. “I Could be wrong, but it seems that we have given with the answer. In third free, I squeezed and there was nothing strange, I can finally go back to work. Be in the position 18 of the grill is not fantastic, but at least I had fun”.

“Yesterday everything was bad, as in China; there was something that did not work well and we could not understand it, the rear axle was very little stable the last two weekends, but now back to be as before. Is not that we are superrápidos as a team, but at least I have the same feelings that Kevin and separates us only a tenth, what is normal”.

Palmer acknowledges that his recent worries have been difficult to cope with your condition debutante. “Formula 1 is a world very hard when things don’t go well, and more when you are a novice; I am a champion of GP2, but there are many people that are asking questions when I finish the last one or my mate surpasses me by nine-tenths… but I have kept the faith, because I realized that I was not comfortable with the car but it was something that could be resolved, and it seems that what we have achieved”.

The british believed that the race in Sochi could offer him and his team the opportunity to score the first points of the season. “it Is a race with a single pit stop; last year there were two safety cars, and with some luck we can be in a position to score points. I think Sunday we are going to get rid of Sauber and Manor, and fight with Haas in the center of the group; now seems far away, but I think that we can move forward”.