Palmer: Re­nault test dis­as­trous

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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.”

Palmer’s car had is­sues

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