Today there were changeable conditions at the track, so drivers hadn’t enought time to work with the cars in full. However, Renault drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg are pretty happy with today’s performance of the team.
At the start of the first practice session Daniel and Nico weren’t satisfied with the set-up, but then the team made some changes. Despite just a few short runs in FP2 the drivers were much happier with their cars.
Daniel Ricciardo, who finished first practice on P11, said that in the afternoon he felt more confident in the car, after some changes were done.
"It was a pretty good day, even if the weather wasn’t great. We had a positive afternoon with the few laps we managed to complete. We made some progress after a tough morning but there’s a bit more to find tonight. I felt more confident in the car in the afternoon, so that’s promising. We’ll see what happens tomorrow, there is a chance of rain again so it could be interesting. It’s the last one before summer too, so let’s get it!" – said Daniel, finished FP2 on P5.
Nico Hulkenberg had a little bit better first practice, with 7th position. However, he also said that the car feels good in the afternoon, in FP2, that Nico finished on P8. So, it seems Renault found right set-up and will improve next days.
"Overall, it’s been a decent day for us. It was a little bit different to a normal Friday with the conditions and the rain throughout both sessions. We weren’t able to learn the usual things we do during practice and everyone will be a little in the dark tomorrow and the rest of the weekend, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I feel we can be in a good position, the car didn’t feel too bad, especially in the afternoon on our Soft run."
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