Palmer: Renault test disastrous
British F1 rookie Jolyon Palmer has described pre-season testing as “a little disastrous” after a number of problems with his Renault.
He managed significantly fewer miles than team-mate Kevin Magnussen, with software glitches, gearbox issues and a hydraulic problem hampering his progress.
“It’s been a little disastrous,” said Palmer. “It’s not what you want when you’re a rookie and you want to turn up to Melbourne and do a good job. The baseline car at least is reasonable.”
Palmer added it was important that Magnussen had managed to complete more miles.
“It’s good because if he did the same number of laps as me, we’re in trouble as a team,” he said.
“It’s good he had four trouble-free days, I wish I had four trouble-free days but it is what it is.”