Esteban Ocon has said the Hungarian Grand Prix was a “tough weekend from the beginning” after he started and finished outside the points scoring positions.
The Renault DP Wold F1 Team driver started the race in fourteenth place, holding the same position at the end of the race.
He struggled with his start, losing positions off the line, dropping him down the order to seventeenth place, meaning he would be playing catchup for the rest of the grand prix, in an attempt to gain some points for the team.
He said: “It has been a tough weekend from the beginning. We’re not happy with it, of course, and it’s not a great result.”
Despite his misfortune, the Frenchman is confident the team can learn from what happened, and so they shift their focus to trying to bring home better results in future races.
“We are all disappointed and we can only come back stronger from here. We have to learn from it, move on and come back as a team.”
While there was a lot going on in the race, Ocon said they weren’t able to make the best of the changeable conditions, appearing slightly disheartened that they had done better in the first two races of this season.
“There was a lot happening in the race, but we didn’t make any progress in any of the conditions. We have to review it and work hard together to avoid this type of result. The first two races were decent, but there was not enough improvements for this one.”
Ocon will be looking for a strong result when the on-track action resumes at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix in two weeks time.