Despite a successful first year at Renault, Nico Hulkenberg says that the team has much more work to do if it wants to challenge the front-runners. 2017 was Renault’s second year back in the sport after a late buy-out of the Lotus team before the 2016 season.
Hulkenberg left Force India for the French team at the end of 2016. In his first season with them, he secured a best finish of sixth place (Spain, Great Britain, Belgium and Abu Dhabi). At the season finale in Abu Dhabi, Hulkenberg’s sixth place finish was enough to secure the team sixth in the constructor’s championship.