Prudence in Renault during the free Albert Park


Jolyon Palmer and Kevin Magnussen have completed their first miles with the Renault R. S. 16 at Albert Park. A circumstance that has been overshadowed by the difficult circumstances that have surrounded the first two free practice sessions, with an intermittent rain that has not given truce. After a pre-season with a good reliability and a high degree of mileage accumulated, Renault Sport F1 has opted for a discourse prudent and both Magnussen as Palmer have not completed times in FP2. In the end, 32 twists for the computer that do not report any conclusion of the performance of the R. S. 16.

Kevin Magnussen has finished tenth in FP1, while its presence in the free seconds has been testimonial: “we have Not had the best conditions on the day of today, but even so it was great to be back on track here. My day has consisted essentially of warm-up laps and back to the pits, but I have been able to push a little in a turn this morning. we don’t have many items to prepare the day of tomorrow. I’m in my first days with the team, but I’m sure that things will go well”.


For his part, Jolyon Palmer made his official debut as a pilot
Formula 1 with 17 turns
, although like its companion non-marked time
during the second free practice. The british driver finished
fourteenth in the first session to score a time of 1:35.477 with
soft tyres: “it Has been the first time I’ve ridden in this
circuit and I have to say that they appreciated the urban character of Albert
Park. It has been a day a little bumpy and for me it is drawing a
challenge in itself. The car has been nice to ride in the wet“.

Palmer is aware that the day of today it has been almost a no contest
and that therefore it is a lot of work to get a set up
appropriate in the Renault R. S. 16: “The balance of the car has been good
in both sessions, and we did not find any episode in particular that
highlight. there Will be a lot of work to do tomorrow. I can’t wait to
to dispute the classification, especially because they’re going to be my first
laps in the dry at Albert Park”.