Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix 2017, Sunday
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Renault

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix 2017, Sunday  Renault Sport Formula One Team equalled its best result for the third time this season as Nico Hülkenberg finished in sixth position at the Pirelli Belgian Grand Prix. Both drivers gained positions in the race. Nico started from seventh and executed a strong race to gain one position and claim eight points. The team is now one point shy of seventh in the Constructors' Championship. After a promising start to the weekend, Jolyon Palmer had a gearbox issue in qualifying which forced a gearbox change and resulted in a five-place grid penalty for the Brit. He started the race from P14 - due to a competitor also having a grid penalty - and gained one position to finish P13.

Nico started the race from P7 on his Ultrasoft (purple) Pirelli tyres, changing to a new set of new Soft (yellow) tyres on lap 11 and a set of Ultrasofts on lap 29.

Jolyon started the race from P14 on his Ultrasoft tyres, changing to a new set of Soft tyres on lap 8 and a new set of Ultrasofts on lap 30.

Nico Hülkenberg, #27, R.S.17-04: Started P7, finished P6.

Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix 2017, Sunday  'It was a solid day; I'm happy and pleasantly surprised. I had a poor start but was able to rectify it at the first corner with a move down the inside to have a great run on Checo through Eau Rouge. The car felt better than yesterday and we were the fourth quickest team out there again which allowed us to finish in the top six. I had some great fighting with Fernando. It was pretty hairy getting three abreast with him and Esteban. Fernando was making a move with DRS and a big tow, then Esteban had a massive overshoot so for a moment I thought 'oh gosh, it's not going to end well,' but fortunately it was great racing and I'm sure great to watch from the outside. I've definitely got good confidence heading to Monza.'

Jolyon Palmer, #30, R.S.17-03: Started P14, finished P13.

'I think the race could have gone better; we knew that taking a penalty would mean starting on used tyres with everyone around me on fresh sets and that was always going to put us on the back-foot. Despite that, I had a decent start and the car was much better once we changed tyres. It was just a case of being stuck in traffic for much of the race. I had some good fights though, they were fun, but it's a shame not to have anything to show for it. Had we started seventh, points would have definitely been achievable today.'

Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director

'Overall the team had a good race, making a return to the points, where it belongs, as fourth strongest in both qualifying and on race day. Nico equalled his season-best with sixth and despite a difficult first lap, he was able to come back strong with a very solid race strategy that was perfectly executed. Jolyon's results were disappointing for him and for the team. The five-place grid penalty and the results today do not reflect his strong start to the weekend. We will investigate further to see what happened with the difference in pace from Saturday to Sunday.


Trending News
  • Hyundai Marks The 3-Millionth Elantra Sold In America By Honoring A Local Hero In Houston
  • Milwaukee Students Meet Asimo After Wining Honda Robotics Contest
  • Edwards And Tomczyk Race The No. 24 BMW M6 To A Thrilling Victory At Laguna Seca
  • Sir David Adjaye Elite Panel Of Judges For Lexus Design Award 2018; Submissions Remain Open Through October 8
  • Cadillac Embarks On Its First-Ever Hands-Free Drive With Super Cruise

    I want to mention Red Bull Racing. Their race was one of contrasts, on one side Daniel Ricciardo showed solid pace for another podium but on the other side Max Verstappen was forced to retire. An electronic systems issue seems to be at the heart of this problem. I personally apologise to Red Bull Racing and more specifically to Max and his many fans who are as disappointed as we are. We will work closely with RBR to define a course of action and a roadmap to eradicate issues such as this one which meant they couldn't harness their package's potential today.'

    Red Bull Racing

    Max Verstappen started P5, DNF

    Daniel Riccardo started P6, finished P3

    Red Bull Racing's Daniel Riccardo finished third in the Belgian Grand Prix, however Daniel's joy was tempered by retirement for Max Verstappen with an PU shutdown ending his race early. Max was the leading Red Bull on the grid, starting from P5 and Daniel P6. The pair maintained their positions until Max's lap eight retirement. Daniel picked up a further two positions for his sixth podium finish this season.

    Red Bull Racing leaves the Belgian Grand Prix maintaining a solid third position in the Constructors' Championship with 199 points. Daniel remains in fourth in the Drivers' standings with 132 points, now four one point ahead of Kimi Raikkönen. Max remains sixth in the standings with 67 points.

    Toro Rosso

    Carlos Sainz started P14, finished P10

    Daniel Kvyat started P19, finished P12

    Scuderia Toro Rosso duo Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat both had solid position-gaining Belgian Grands Prix with Carlos taking the final point-scoring position, P10.

    Today's results see the team remain sixth in the Constructors' Championship with 40 points. Carlos stays ninth in the Drivers' Championship with 366 points, Daniil stays 17th with his four points.

  • Photo credit: Renault
    posted on conceptcarz.com

    Recent News
    Aston Martin And Red Bull Racing Forge Stronger Innovation Partnership

    Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have further strengthened their Innovation Partnership with the announcement that the Formula One team will compete as Aston Martin Red Bull Racing from 2018. The......

    2017 Singapore Grand Prix - Sunday

    Silver Arrows convert third row start into a double podium in Singapore ·Lewis took his 60th F1 victory – his third in Singapore and seventh of the 2017 season ·Valtteri finished in P3, his best result......

    Renault Sport Racing Formula One Team: Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Sunday

    The first wet evening race in Formula 1 was full of drama and Jolyon drove a solid race, capitalised on the wet conditions and safety cars to earn a valuable eight points for the team. After an......

    Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix Preview

    Foreword from Renault Sport Racing Managing Director, Cyril Abiteboul The Singapore Grand Prix marks the start of a busy period on the Formula 1 calendar as we gear up for the first of three races......

    Related Vehicles
    2017 Renault R.S.17
    2017 Renault R.S.17  2017 Renault R.S.17  2017 Renault R.S.17  2017 Renault R.S.17  2017 Renault R.S.17  
    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio  
    2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
    2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  
    2017 Acura ARX-05 Prototype
    2017 Acura ARX-05 Prototype  2017 Acura ARX-05 Prototype  2017 Acura ARX-05 Prototype  2017 Acura ARX-05 Prototype  2017 Acura ARX-05 Prototype  
    2017 Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition
    2017 Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition  2017 Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition  2017 Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition  2017 Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition  2017 Aston Martin Vantage S Red Bull Racing Edition  
    2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro
    2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro  2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro  2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro  2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro  2017 Aston Martin Vulcan AMR Pro  
    2017 Audi RS 3 LMS
    2017 Audi RS 3 LMS  2017 Audi RS 3 LMS  2017 Audi RS 3 LMS  2017 Audi RS 3 LMS  2017 Audi RS 3 LMS  
    2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
    2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2  2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2  2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2  2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2  2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2  
    2017 Citroen C3 WRC
    2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  2017 Citroen C3 WRC  
    2017 Haas VF-17
    2017 Haas VF-17  2017 Haas VF-17  2017 Haas VF-17  2017 Haas VF-17  2017 Haas VF-17  
    2017 Honda Civic Type R
    2017 Honda Civic Type R  2017 Honda Civic Type R  2017 Honda Civic Type R  2017 Honda Civic Type R  2017 Honda Civic Type R  

    Vehicle information, history, and
    specifications from concept to production.

    Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook  Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

    Conceptcarz.com
    © 1998-2017 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.