Ricciardo accepted he hadn’t gotten probably the absolute most from their car privately, having been conquered by Nico Hulkenberg despite the latter being calmed by an electrical matter.
The Aussie then had to pit the very first lap of the race after losing his leg, and eventually retired as a consequence of overheating issues set off by damage.
Abiteboul said he couldn’t yet state if Ricciardo had brought all of the team which was expected from a grand prix winner, as his new driver didn’t have a clean weekend.
“Let’so be fair, I could ’t say that after the weekend we had together,” Abiteboul told Motorsport.com. “It’S-A collective performance.
“It’s weekend chiefly of lows, besides glimpses of a rather good and robust performance out of him and also the vehicle in free clinic, in free clinic we don’t attention.
“We desire jointly to complete better. It’S-A learning exercise, once we always state. When you change driver you create some steps backward until you step forward. That’s we’re going right through even as we speak. ”
Abiteboul confessed that the first-lap incident, that saw Ricciardo lose his wing when he cut on the grass on the pit was frustrating.
“Daniel didn’t have the same chance as Nico, trying too to recover some positions at the beginning.
“Clearly it was a bit extreme. We had to retire his car on account of the fever cooking due to the damage, so which was the main reason for its retirement.
“So it’s not the beginning he wanted, it’therefore perhaps not the beginning we wanted, but we realize that we can allow it to be much better and so much simpler when we get stuff straight into qualifying.”
Hulkenberg went onto finish , also Abiteboul gave the German driver praise for his effectiveness.
“It’SA fantastic turnaround out of qualifying by Nico, but I think we need to give a enormous credit to him an fantastic beginning, exemplary first lap, after which a very good implementation from the team in terms of management and strategy of everything that has to be handled in contemporary F1 from Nico — tyres, fuel, DRS, energy, you name it.
“It’s been pretty remarkable. But I’d say we need to generate his life a bit easier, both in qualifying, to truly really have a better beginning position, and also at the race. ”