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On his return as a constructor to Formula 1, in the recent Grand Prix of Australia, Renault stood at the doors of the points. The rookie Jolyon Palmer finished in eleventh position, just ahead of teammate Kevin Magnussen. A result that has been defined as satisfactory by the competition director of the team of gala, Frederic Vasseur, who even so has recognized that if the team aims to score points with regularity, you will want to improve their performance in classification. In Melbourne, Palmer, and Magnussen could only be classified in the positions 14 and 15.
“we Can be happy with the start of the season”, declared Vasseur to Autosport. “The two cars came to the finish line, Kevin had a good last relay and Jolyon was in the top ten for 75 percent of the race, and none of them committed errors, expect them to do a good job and so it was; be at the level of the Force India was perhaps something unexpected, that makes us be happy with our race pace, but we know that we need to improve our pace in qualifying”.
Vasseur acknowledged some disappointment about not being able to score, but at the same time defined the result as “encouraging,” and announced that Renault has prepared improvements to the car. “we Know that we have much work to do both on the engine and on the chassis and is not a matter of focusing on a single area, we must work in all. I think that we are in a comfortable state; all over the world, including the pilots, is working in the same direction and the result of Australia will give encouragement to all the team for the next race”.