Austrian GP: Renault Friday qualifying notes

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso qualified 11th and 13th in Friday's session for the Austrian Grand Prix Jarno Trulli: "We have a lot of work ahead of us before tomorrow's qualifying, since, as we expected, this track does not suit the R23.

Jarno Trulli and Fernando Alonso qualified 11th and 13th in Friday's session for the Austrian Grand Prix

Jarno Trulli:

"We have a lot of work ahead of us before tomorrow's qualifying, since, as we expected, this track does not suit the R23. However, the potential of the car is there, and it is simply a matter of finding the way to exploit it and I think we will be ok for the race."

Fernando Alonso:

"We knew this is not the best circuit for our car, so I am not too surprised by my position today. Overall it was a productive Friday, this morning we worked on a series of things and in the afternoon, I had a straightforward lap, but going out third didn't help me too much as the track was not in the best conditions. I am confident I can improve tomorrow."

Pat Symonds, Executive Engineering Director:

"Although we had a very productive session this morning, in which we covered almost three race distances, we didn't maximise the advantage we should have got from it in this afternoon qualifying. However I believe we now have a good idea of how we could have improved things this afternoon and we should be able to apply this tomorrow to improve our competitiveness."

Denis Chevrier, Engine Operations Manager:

"A disappointing performance this afternoon. Now we have to analyse what went wrong, knowing that both drivers encountered the same difficulty to get the best of the car in this circuit."

Jarno Trulli
Chassis: R23-03
11th 1:09.450

Fernando Alonso
Chassis: R23-04
13th 1:09.680

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jarno Trulli , Fernando Alonso