Hülkenberg achieved the best result of Renault since his return


Despite a Saturday little productive, the circumstances and the good performance of Nico Hülkenberg have allowed Renault add a few points of great importance, with the which extends beyond Haas for the seventh position in the constructors ‘ championship. The incidents of the departure, which they took over up to four cars, and the subsequent breakage of the engine of Valtteri Bottas, allowed him to add eight valuable points, although this never came to be a threat to the Force India

The sixth position for the final is the best result for Renault on his return to Formula 1, and the best part of the team since Vitaly Petrov finished fifth in the Canadian Grand Prix of 2011. The German pilot said that what was achieved today “it’s a great result for us, and it is also very gratifying. It has been our lucky day, with some of the cars top out in the output, and also later, so we’ve clearly benefited from that”.

Hülkenberg did not miss the opportunity to put in value the work of his team, which had been criticized after what was considered a disappointing return in the session classification: “at The same time, we were there at every opportunity to do a good job, and the guys did a great second stop to be able to pass the Sauber. I feel very comfortable in the car, but we still have work ahead to reach our competitors”.


At the other end of the grill, Jolyon Palmer suffered a career radically different, after falling in Q1 in the qualifying session. The british was one of the three pilots, along with Stoffel Vandoorne and Daniil Kvyat, in starting the race on medium tyres, a strategy that would only work with the Russian pilot. Palmer failed to put into operation this set of tires, or your first set of soft, and concluded the race in a modest 15th position

The british conceded that their strategy was focused to a mash that was not given: “Given my position on the grid, we have opted for an aggressive strategy. It has become clear that has not brought us the reward that we were looking for. I have not been able to keep pace with the car when needed, although we were better with the last set of tyres. Now, I have to sit down with my engineers and discuss the race while we take a good look at the car. I am determined to do better in Monaco”.