F1 »

F1 Chinese GP: Magnussen out-qualifies Palmer with first dry lap

Renault fails to make it out of Q1 again, but Kevin Magnussen out-qualifies Jolyon Palmer despite it being his first dry lap of the weekend.
Kevin Magnussen says he can be satisfied with his performance in qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, despite Renault's evident lack of pace around the Shanghai International Circuit.

The Dane missed out on any meaningful dry running on Friday after a suspension failure in FP1 sidelined him in FP2 as well. With rain limiting him again in FP3, Magnussen came into qualifying having not completed a single flying lap on the super-soft tyres this weekend.

However, though Magnussen indeed failed to go beyond Q1 with his effort, he was quick enough to get the better of his team-mate Palmer to secure 17th on the grid. It was a result he was content with in the circumstances.

“I'm quite happy with all that really given that I haven't done any laps in the dry at all. The first time I saw the last corner…. It was not easy.

“We could've been in Q2 if I had known the track a bit better because it was only two hundredths so there were a few places where we could've improved. But this is our level and we can't be too disappointed when we know it's the beginning of a long project.”

Palmer, on the other hand, was disappointed with his general lack of performance in the Renault RS16 as he laboured to 19th, nine tenths adrift of his team-mate.

“The first sector was ok then I just lost a huge amount of grip from the rear so, it's quite clear looking at the data that, that happened but we don't really have any explanation for it.”

“I've been struggling with the car all weekend, but obviously we've not had the other car running to compare across the two. But now he's (Magnussen) is running it looks to be a hell of lot better. So we need to work out what's going on.”
by Ollie Barstow



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
16.04.2016 - Qualifying, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
16.04.2016 - Qualifying, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
16.04.2016 - Qualifying, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Pirelli 2017 tyre test [Credit: Pirelli]
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Esteban Gutierrez (MEX) Haas F1 Team VF-16
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Race, Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Pascal Wehrlein (GER) Manor Racing MRT05
27.11.2016 - Race, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 leads Jenson Button (GBR)  McLaren Honda MP4-31
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jerome Stoll (FRA) Renault Sport F1 President
27.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Renault Sport F1 Team group photo, Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16 and Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
27.11.2016 - Jolyon Palmer (GBR) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16
26.11.2016 - Kevin Magnussen (DEN) Renault Sport F1 Team RS16

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.