The German was on route to get a top-six conclusion, after battling through a ‘war zone’ of an opening lap, but has been robbed of a solid effect when he suffered a motor problem just two laps in the home.
Seconds after, Ricciardo stopped at precisely the same corner with that which was later affirmed as an MGU-K issue.
Together with Renault abandoned shellshocked by those events, Hulkenberg said he too found it hard to accept this a fantastic effect had been taken away so quickly.
“Inside my mind I had it booked today,” he explained.
“Without that, three laps, so I was restraining everything. It came without any indications or problem before. It just happened in one moment to the next.
“Needless to say ’s a bitter individual, hard to consume. A barbarous moment that may occur in racing.
“But on the positive side we had decent pace while in the car today. Just yesterday and today the difficulties averted very great outcomes. ”
Hulkenberg were able to control throughout the field in 17th on the grid, after what he described was a loony opening segment to the race.
“it had been an amazing race to be in. I did a lot of over taking which was fun.
“It would have been really great to benefit and the team with all those things, but we simply need to bounce straight back the following time. ”
Bahrain GP action
“After a very intense cold temperatures , it’s been a very bad start to our racing season,” said Abiteboul.
“Much like to Melbourne, our accredited in Bahrain was massively compromised by slight electronic problems, which affected both cars.
“Our race today stumbled on a sudden stop so close to the conclusion. These are problems we have previously encountered but something we were not able to replicate in Bahrain.
“These problems are increasingly frustrating and improper as both cars have shown very great competitiveness both within one-lap and race conducts.
“Nico delivered another superb driveway from seventeenth into sixth.
“Daniel will continue his familiarisation inside the car in this particular week ’s test conducting performance-related work.
“we should react and shift our attention on reliability. ”