Australian GP: Renault race notes

Jarno Trulli "I feel great! We chose the right strategy from the beginning and the car felt very good. I feel encouraged especially because it seems that we have now managed to achieve the reliability we were lacking and to score points with...

Jarno Trulli

"I feel great! We chose the right strategy from the beginning and the car felt very good. I feel encouraged especially because it seems that we have now managed to achieve the reliability we were lacking and to score points with both cars at this first race is a fantastic start of the season. A big thank you to the whole Renault F1 Team who has been working very hard to get to this".

Fernando Alonso

"This is the best result I could expect from my first race of this season. The car was good and competitive throughout the race and we were constant and reliable from the beginning. These first points are a great achievement for me personally and also for the team who has done a great job".

Mike Gascoyne , Technical Director, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

"A very good finish to a positive weekend. The team has done an excellent job. Unfortunately the first safety car meant we couldn't exploit the right tyre choice but both drivers were very strong in the first part of the race and they drove very well through the rest of the race, bringing both cars to a good points scoring finish".

Denis Chevrier , Engine Operations Manager, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team

"We can be quite satisfied from this first race, which ran very smoothly on the engine side. We showed a level of competitiveness which confirms us as the fourth team. It's a very encouraging start".

Flavio Briatore , Managing Director, Mild Seven Renalt F1 Team

"I am simply delighted with our result in this first race of the season. My best congratulations go first to the whole team which has done a fantastic job throughout the weekend. As for the drivers, they have both done a great job. Jarno driving an impeccable race and scoring four points and young Fernando showing already all his talent with his 2-points finish. I'm also pleasantly surprised by our lap times, much more competitive than I expected".

Jarno Trulli
5th
best time 1:28.638

Fernando Alonso
7th
best time 1:28.170

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso , Flavio Briatore , Mike Gascoyne
Teams Renault F1 Team