Nico Hulkenberg: “There’s more in the bag for Saturday” 


Nico Hulkenberg - Renault Sport Formula 1 Team - Monaco GP 2017 FP2. Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Renault Sport Formula 1 Team driver Nico Hulkenberg was much happier after completing a fault-free FP2 session this afternoon.

The German experienced an electronics issue during FP1, that saw him complete just three laps without setting a time, as well as losing valuable track running, which has put the 29-year-old on the back foot already, and is not ideal preparation at a circuit as tricky as Monaco.

“We made progress in the afternoon after a morning where I wasn’t put through my paces but my team mechanics had all the work to do.

“There were no issues for me in the afternoon however we were a bit behind where we should have been by missing the earlier track time.”

Having sat most of FP1 out, Hulkenberg’s main priority in the afternoon session was to work on set-up and testing of updates, so despite ending FP2 in seventeenth place, the German was not worried, and feels there is definitely more to come from the RS17 on Saturday.

“I focussed on assessing parts and set-up more than going all out for the fastest time possible, so there’s more in the bag for Saturday.”