Nico Hulkenberg says his run to sixth on the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix proves Renault’s newest upgrades have made the RS17 a way more aggressive package deal.
The German certified seventh for the Budapest race, although will begin in 12th place after a gearbox change on Friday compelled him to take a 5 place grid penalty.
However, Hulkenberg – who completed a season’s greatest sixth final day out at Silverstone when the most recent upgrades had been launched – is thrilled to see his continued competitiveness in Hungary seems to characterize a real step ahead with the automotive.
“I am very pleased. I feel it’s extremely encouraging. Clearly what helps is it’s extremely low power-sensitive in power-sensitivity. That positively performs to the automotive a bit. General, the Silverstone replace was verified right here positively. It is a step ahead for us and automotive perofrmance and chracteristics. More than happy with how the automotive feels.
“Positively this weekend we appear to be very aggressive. After this we’ve Spa and Monza, two huge energy tracks. It could be a bit trickier there. However by way of rear grip and stability, I feel we made a giant step forwards. Will probably be fascinating to see however for positive, that is still the ambition and the goal to convey ourselves there.”