Kevin Magnussen believes that Renault has made progress during practice in the Austrian Grand Prix after a difficult showing in Baku.
Renault struggled for one-lap pace at the European Grand Prix with Magnussen and team-mate Jolyon Palmer the slowest two drivers during qualifying.
However, Magnussen was 14th fastest during the second session at the Red Bull Ring, with Palmer in 16th place.
"A pretty good day," Magnussen said when asked for his thoughts.
"We made some positive improvement with the car and now have better traction, better braking and more grip.
"It feels a lot more stable in the high speed corners so that’s good too.
"We’ve still got some work to do but I feel much happier with the car than I have recently."
Palmer, yet to score a point in Formula 1, also noticed the improvements.
"The car actually seems pretty good here and it was a solid day for us," he said.
"It feels like we’re making some good steps forward."