Daniel Riccardo: We deserved moreSeptember 23, 2019
The race in Singapore was not easy for Renault: Daniel Riccardo had to recoup after being disqualified on Saturday, and Nico Hulkenberg got a puncture in the first round …
Nico Hulkenberg (9th): “I am glad that we have achieved at least something in this race, although we expected more. After the incident, the first lap was not easy, but we remained calm and patient, and in the end we earned two points. We were a little lucky with the first safety car – I switched to Medium and won a few positions.
The race in Singapore every year turns out to be eventful, it is important to avoid incidents and stay on the track. We overtook well, although it is not easy here – and we can be happy with the result. “
Daniel Riccardo (14th): “A long race, and it is unfortunate that it ended like this. It was fun at the start – I had some interesting overtaking and climbed to a good position. This added confidence, I found a good rhythm. We did everything right and took maximum advantage of the fact that the rivals rode in a tight group. Then the incident ruined everything – because of the puncture, the race was practically over for me. We deserved a better result. ”
Cyril Abitebul, team leader: “There is a feeling that everything could have turned out differently. The whole weekend we showed a good pace – in qualifying and in the race, after that two points – this is too little for Nico and the team, although after contact with Carlos Sainz in the first round, Hulkenberg was the last. There were many incidents in the race, and we were not able to take advantage of this.
Daniel great recouped after the disqualification, but because of the contact again rolled back to the end of the peloton. Again, this shows how important the starting position is. However, it inspires us with optimism that we are again competitive on a similar track, although it is very different from Spa and Monza. This is a sign that the car has become better – the struggle continues! ”
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