2016 FORMULA 1 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
By: Renault Print this page

2016 FORMULA 1 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX  Renault Sport Formula One Team pushed all the way in the first-ever European Grand Prix on the Baku City Circuit. Different tyre strategies yielded similar results with Kevin Magnussen starting from the pit lane and stopping once to finish fourteenth whilst Jolyon Palmer finished one place behind after making two pit stops.

Kevin started the race from the pit lane following a set-up and gearbox change to his car. He started on a new set of Pirelli's red supersoft tyres. He changed to the yellow soft compound on lap six, and remained on that set until the end of the 51 lap race. Jolyon started the race in P21 on new supersoft tyres. He changed to new softs on lap 11 then new supersofts on lap 31.

Kevin Magnussen, #20, R.S.16-01: Started P22, finished P14

'I think this was a good race in terms of what we got out of it. We qualified second to last, started from the pit lane and finished fourteenth; that's not too bad. We learnt about the car in some extreme areas of the set-up, which is good. The main thing to take away from this weekend is how the team kept their cool and stayed positive. They are winners; they have been world champions many times, so for them to qualify on the last row is very tough. And yet, you can see, their reaction has been strong.'

2016 FORMULA 1 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX  Jolyon Palmer, #30, R.S.16-02: Started P21, finished P15

'We showed once again that our race pace is a lot better than our qualifying pace, which I am thankful for. I had a big flat spot on the soft tyres which meant I had to change; up until then the pace was quite strong. The supersofts did well as well but it was tough to make up the time it takes to pit. That and making a mistake at the start pretty much decided my race. It's a fun track to drive, it's just a shame that we didn't have the car for it today.'

Fred Vasseur, Racing Director

'Given where we started it was a good result today. Both drivers stayed focused and kept their heads down to achieve the best they could. After Saturday we changed Kevin's set-up and gearbox which meant he started from the pit lane. We put him on a one-stop strategy and he drove intelligently with this. Jolyon also started with a one-stop strategy in mind but we switched him to a two-stop as a result of a flat spot and to try to make progress later in the race. Today's result shows the never-give-up spirit of the team; no matter what the odds we will keep pushing all the way.'

Photo credit: Renault Print this page
posted on conceptcarz.com

Recent News
2017 Hungarian Grand Prix - Preview

We have reached the halfway point of the 2017 season and both championships are very much in the balance right now. The points tables show that we have a small buffer in the constructors race and......

A Huge Number Of Vintage Cars Highlighted The Weathertech International Challenge With Brian Redman Presented By Hawk

- The WeatherTech International Challenge presented by HAWK performance vintage event with Brian Redman concluded today at Road America after three days of fabulous vintage racing action, exhibitions,......

Final Countdown To Epic Silverstone Classic

This months not-to-be-missed Silverstone Classic (28-30 July) is all set to further enhance the massive three-day extravaganzas unrivalled status as the worlds biggest classic motor racing festival. Featuring......

Ignition Festival Gathers The Greatest Collection Of Formula One Cars Ever To Be Seen In Scotland

IGNITION Festival of Motoring is delighted to reveal the greatest-ever collection of Formula 1 cars to grace Scottish shores. Cars previously driven by the crème de le crème of Formula One including Jenson......

The First McLaren F1 Imported To The U.S., Offered By Its Original Owner, Heads To Bonhams' Quail Lodge Auction

– Bonhams is very excited to announce the consignment of a rare and enormously significant automobile to its auction in Carmel, California next month. Known by many as the ultimate road car, the......

Try A New Renault To Win Ultimate Formula 1 Test Drive

Renault is offering customers the chance to win a test drive in one of its Formula 1 cars to celebrate its milestone of 40 years in Formula 1 by simply test driving a new Renault. As part of Renaults......

2017 British Grand Prix

Lewis leads home Valtteri for his fifth British Grand Prix win ·Lewis took his 57th career victory today – his fifth at the Silverstone Circuit, and fourth of the 2017 season ·Lewis scored his fifth......

Renault Sport Racing – 2017 Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix, Sunday

Renault Sport Formula One Team equalled its highest result of the year so far as Nico Hülkenberg brought the R.S.17 home in sixth position in todays British Grand Prix. Nico started from a season-best......

Related Vehicles
2016 Renault R.S. 16
2016 Renault R.S. 16  2016 Renault R.S. 16  2016 Renault R.S. 16  2016 Renault R.S. 16  2016 Renault R.S. 16  
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 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 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  
2017 Infiniti Project Black S
2017 Infiniti Project Black S  2017 Infiniti Project Black S  2017 Infiniti Project Black S  2017 Infiniti Project Black S  2017 Infiniti Project Black S  
2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition
2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition  2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition  2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition  2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition  2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition  
2017 Infiniti Q50 Concept
2017 Infiniti Q50 Concept  2017 Infiniti Q50 Concept  2017 Infiniti Q50 Concept  2017 Infiniti Q50 Concept  2017 Infiniti Q50 Concept  

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.